What ways can you play a role in preserving the ocean for future generations, whether it is in your day-to-day life, working on policy, or creating an innovative solution?
After adding your thoughts, visit Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue “Hope Spots” map to view areas around the world that provide hope as they are home to particularly threatened species, are major migration corridors, and more.
Reduce or even stop consuming tuna and other ocean life in inland areas. Collecting plastics away before they drift downwards to the oceans. Reducing harmful chemical emissions. Demanding more ocean and sealife friendly products.
Everything you do. Every meal, every sip of water or beverage. Whatever you take in you take on. Whatever resources you consume and use has an effect on the environment, immediate and big picture. Turn back the hands of time far enough, every molecule is related. We are all literally family, every thing that exists. Those who act like it, gratitude and appreciation. Those still in the dark, you’ll get there and soon. 🙏🏽
After learning plastic bags can be mistakenly eaten by marine turtles as their favorite food “Jellyfish”, and they eventually die of stomaches full of plastics. I refused to use plastic bags whenever I can, and use my own reusable bags instead. As consumers, we choose products can support sustainable living, recycle, reuse with less waste and pollution for generations to come. As manufacturers, when making future products must think innovatively, using recycled and biodegradable materials that nature can resolve overtime without harsh chemical residues to pollute our children and the planet. As policymakers, we have to rethink the way we treat our waste, how to prevent landfill trashes end into the ocean, abandoned fishnets and overfishing…when a problem as big as the ocean, it’s an effort needs to be done collectively, but I believe the power of common good will, when each one individual plays one’s own role and act with our future generation in mind, our human race can be sustained, I wish.
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