15 Jan What You Can Do To Help Save Our Oceans
What You Can Do to Help Save Our Oceans
There’s no question that climate change has had an impact on every facet of our environment, but one of the most heavily impacted places is our oceans. Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet and hold countless species that make Earth the beautiful, thriving place it is today. So, what can you do to help make sure our oceans stay safe? Here are a few easy steps to follow.
Reduce Your Plastic Use
You’ve probably heard this tip before: reduce your plastic use. Plastic that doesn’t get recycled often ends up in the ocean and can harm the animals and coral reefs under the water. Luckily, it’s become quite easy to choose non-plastic alternatives to your everyday items. Opt for a reusable water bottle instead of plastic, choose not to get disposable silverware when you order out, and look for produce that doesn’t come in plastic packaging.
Cut Down on Carbon
Another great way to help save our oceans is to reduce your carbon footprint. With too much carbon dioxide in the air, our oceans become more acidic and can severely impact our coral reefs. If you live in a city, walk or use public transportation instead of driving a car. You can also reduce your carbon footprint by simply turning the lights off when you leave a room and bundling up with a sweater or blanket instead of turning the thermostat up.
Individuals can certainly have an impact on the state of our oceans. However, the actions of corporations and institutions typically have more of an effect on our oceans than what the individual consumer does. But don’t lose hope! Simply by contacting your representatives and lawmakers, you can demonstrate how important it is that we save our oceans. Reaching out to local lawmakers and telling them of your concerns can bring this important issue to the forefront and lead to major change.
Support Sustainable Companies
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Put your money where your mouth is”? This saying is especially true when it comes to saving our oceans. When you support companies who are passionate about the environment and work to maintain sustainable practices, you’re demonstrating that the health of our oceans is a true concern. Support seafood companies that offer sustainable options and look for organizations that advocate for the health of the ocean.
If you are coming to Myrtle Beach and want to experience ecotours, check out Blue Wave Adventures. Our dolphin watch excursions are fun for the entire family and are also a great way to support the environment. We not only teach you about the animals you see, but we also let you know what you can do to help them. We work to pick up trash that we might see on our dolphin cruises, and we work to support local, state, and national organizations with the same passion for the oceans that we have.
Saving our oceans has never been more important. Contact Blue Wave Adventures today for more tips on how you can help or to learn more about our dolphin cruise in Myrtle Beach!