We love the ocean. Obviously! It’s where mermaids thrive and live their best life (especially in a cute bikini). We’re all about protecting and preserving the life-giving force however we can. And with today being World Oceans Day, we’ve come up with a list of just how to make that happen! Each year, on June 8th we not only celebrate the waters, but acknowledge the problems facing them. This year, the focus is on plastic pollution and how it’s harming marine life…this is in additional to carbon pollution and overfishing. So how can you do your part to save the water? Here are a few ideas…
Plan a beach clean up
No need to reinvent the wheel mermaids. Just head out to your local beach with a few fellow boys and babes and start picking up every piece of trash you find. You can also search locally organized clean ups in your community and participate in those year round.
2. Reduce your use of plastic
Over 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year. Cut back on plastic wherever you can. Bring your own bags to the grocery store, eliminating eating lunches out of single use plastic containers, bring your own mug to coffee shops and even join Surfrider’s, Rise Above Plastic campaign.
Our waters are overfished, so when you’re out at dinner or grocery shopping only order or purchase sustainable fish. Overfishing has pushed some marine life towards extinction.
Take public transit
When you can, ditch your car and take public transit. This helps to reduce your carbon footprint and cut back on ocean acidification, which affects the oceans chemistry and threatens marine life.
Talk about it
When we talk about things we are more conscious about things. Simply opening the conversation with your best babes can get people thinking and a lot of times, spark some serious action.