Now more than ever, there is an increased effort on ocean and ocean life preservation. With consumption and pollution taking a toll, vital aspects such as fish, coral reefs, water levels, and quality are at risk. In this article, we help you discover some easy and simple steps you can take to help revive the oceans one day at a time.
Inside our homes, there are various areas where you can reduce or eliminate ocean-depleting behaviors. Most often, overall water consumption will directly impact the ocean and lead to gallons of waste or pollution. Try turning the water off while brushing your teeth or limiting your dishwater use to a gallon or less.
Reducing the amount of water your home consumes can help mitigate a negative oceanic effect. Additionally, reducing the number of pollutants you use in the house with cleaners and chemicals can make a significant difference.
Many businesses focus on eco-friendly efforts to build long-term sustainability and speak to a specific demographic. The cost of shipping supplies is significantly high, and these supplies play a role in overall waste contributions to the ocean. By switching to biodegradable shipping supplies and packing peanuts, you can help eliminate the harmful effects and begin a more sustainable practice.
When you’re out and about, focusing on being eco-friendly is incredibly challenging. It can be even more difficult to help the oceans when life gets busy. But the way we consume makes a significant difference. Consider some of these options the next time you head out:
- Supporting small businesses
- Using reusable shopping totes
- Riding a bicycle
- ·Consume ethically sourced seafood
On the Water
A few other major steps you can take to help revive the oceans are monitoring habits and behaviors while on the water. This typically includes things like boating, fishing, or swimming. But poor water behavior can directly impact the water and life in that area. A few notables to consider include:
- Abiding by “No Wake” zones
- Keeping anchors away from grasses and corals
- Following the catch and release technique
It’s hard to think about reviving or saving any large area of land or water, but all it takes is one small sustainable act to make a big difference. Hopefully, with these helpful suggestions, you can begin reflecting on your personal behaviors in all areas of life and make waves for a greener tomorrow!