World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day is Friday June 8th!

I’m going to be honest, I had no idea this day even existed. But how cool is it?! This day is dedicated to loving the ocean!

I wish more than anything that I was by the sea for World Ocean Day. I’d love to be able to spend time on the water, see some sea creatures, and also clean up some beaches. Unfortunately, I’m here in Missouri where the closest thing I get to an ocean is a muddy river.

If you’re like me and you’re stuck in the middle of your respective country and no access to the ocean, but still want to do something, then read on!

  • Don’t use plastic for a whole day!!!
    • It’s a lot harder than it looks. When you go out to eat, don’t ask for a straw. If you get a drink to go, you can’t get a lid. No plastic water bottles or soda bottles. No food wrapped in plastic. No plastic bags. No plastic cutlery, or plastic wrap. Obviously it’s impossible to not use plastic at all, but see how little you can use. Make it a challenge with yourself. And if you do use plastic, see if you can recycle it and use it again.
      • Plastic is horrible for the ocean. Not using plastic will keep this unnatural material out of our water. This material causes so much harm to the environment and also to the animals that call the sea home. It’s found floating everywhere in the ocean, which is just gross. The less plastic you use, the less that gets dumped into the water.

 

  • Share an ocean conscious picture on Instagram
    • This is probably the easiest option. Help to get the word out about the ocean and the environment and the danger it’s in. You just sharing that photo can help get the word out to so many different people. Use your social media to become a platform for change.

 

  • Support an ocean conscious charity.
    • If you can’t get to the ocean to help out, support an organization that can. This Friday, donate money to a charity that’s sole mission is to help the ocean. For example, The Cousteau Society works to help preserve the ocean for generations to come. It’s named after the famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau. If you would like to donate, click here.

 

  • Support an ocean conscious business
    • If you’re in the mood to go shopping, why not shop for something that’ll do some good too? Sandcloud is an organization that gives back 10% of their profits to ocean conservation charities. They sell beach towels, jewelry, accessories, and clothing, that are all beach themed. I’ll be doing a review of the items I bought from Sandcloud soon, so watch out for that!

 

There’s different ways to support the ocean. You don’t have to actually set foot on the ocean to do it. This Friday, think about your actions and how they would affect the ocean and the water environment. Only by changing ourselves can we change the ocean.

 

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