“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.” Rachel Carson
Ready to do some good for yourself and our planet? We start now.
5 steps toward change this week:
- Take action to get engaged with preserving our precious oceans – listen to our 2018 podcast with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza: The Ocean is Changing – So Can We
- Bring your water conservation efforts closer to home – get inspired here and gather great water saving tips here!
- Are you a seafood lover? It can be quite yummy! The important thing here is making the sustainable choice as to what seafood you enjoy. Need help? The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program is here for you.
- Remember – your power is in your purse (or wallet)! Don’t purchase items that exploit the oceans. Certain products contribute to the harming of fragile coral reefs and marine populations. Avoid purchasing items such as coral jewelry, tortoiseshell hair accessories (made from hawksbill turtles), and shark products.
- Your cat, dog or pet fish can help us protect our oceans! Read pet food labels and consider seafood sustainability when choosing a diet for your pet. Never flush cat litter, which can contain pathogens harmful to marine life. Avoid stocking your aquarium with wild-caught saltwater fish, and never release any aquarium fish into the ocean or other bodies of water, a practice that can introduce non-native species harmful to the existing ecosystem.