World Oceans Week
Our Oceans are quickly filling up with plastic and pollution. Reefs are disappearing at an alarming rate. Take action and help turn the tide so we can repair the damage before it's too late.
Quick Ocean Facts:
The world's oceans hold 96.5% percent of the water on Earth.
They cover 70% of the Earth's surface,
And generate 70% of the oxygen we breathe.
The Oceans also absorb about 1/3 of the CO2 from the atmosphere.
We've only explored about 5% of the ocean.
Something as vast as the Ocean seems limitless. Unending. But it's that kind of thinking that got us into trouble.
It has become clear over the past few months that our current way of doing things is not working. Our society has been building on a foundation that is unsound, outmoded, and unsustainable.
We were already on the path to self destruction when COVID-19 slammed into us head on. The pandemic has since shone a light on how broken our current systems really are, and how much needs retooling or just overhauled outright.
Now is the time to seize the moment and make the changes that we so desperately need. Change of this magnitude can seem pretty daunting, but not to worry. Small changes made by individuals can make a huge collective impact.
Here are some really easy things you can to do to get started:
Say "no" to single use plastics.
If you like to eat seafood, make sure you are choosing sustainable options. Check out SeafoodWatch.org for seafood recommendations.
Buy reef safe sunscreen and pick up after yourself after a day at the beach.
Vote. Use your voice to elect people who care about the things you do.
Support ocean research and organizations that protect the ocean.
For even more ideas and cool facts, check out: ModestFish.com I did not know chewing gum was made of plastic. Ew...
Everyone is impacted by the ocean, from climate, to food production, and even the air we breathe. In turn we all can affect the ocean with the choices we make. Let's all work together to protect each other and the planet!