In recent years several scientists have been quite clear, our oceans are at risk and seriously degraded. View the 5 things you can do to save the oceans!
As you may already know, oceans are critical to a healthy planet. However, we have observed that they have been greatly affected, from the disappearance of coral reefs to pollution with various types of plastics.
Changing these events is within the reach of all of us, which is why we have gathered in this article 5 things you can do for the oceans and thus contribute to a more sustainable future.
Minimize plastic consumption.
Every year, humans produce between 5 million and 12 million tons of plastics. Many of these plastics end up in all parts of our oceans, including the deepest places. As such, reducing our consumption of plastics will have a positive impact on reducing plastics in the oceans.
Choose sustainable fish and seafood.
Fish populations around the world are rapidly declining due to demand, habitat loss and unsustainable fishing practices. When purchasing fish and seafood, choose those that are healthy and sustainable.
Reduce your carbon footprint.
Driving and flying less, buying energy-efficient appliances, and using fewer disposables are a good start to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Take care of the beaches.
Whether you enjoy diving, surfing or just relaxing on the beach, make sure your space is clean.
Contribute to organizations that protect and restore the oceans.
Many NGOs, civil society organizations and others are doing vital innovative work to protect the oceans. Research and support the organizations that inspire you.
The world cannot accept that the health of the oceans continues to deteriorate. If we do not act urgently, the oceans’ ability to support life will deteriorate, negatively affecting the global economy and the lives and livelihoods of billions of people.
All life on Earth is connected to the oceans and those who inhabit them. The more each one of us contributes, the greater the impact in defending its sustainability, so start changing your habits today and inspiring others to do the same.