Did you know that half of the earth’s oxygen comes from phytoplankton, a one-celled plant that lives on the ocean’s surface? Or that one in six jobs is in some way marine related? Whether you live in a coastal town by the sea, or in a land locked state and rarely set foot in salt water, everyone benefits from a world with clean and healthy oceans.
Unfortunately, our oceans are becoming more polluted, as our coastal ecosystems are increasingly under threat from plastic pollution, unsustainable fishing practices, destruction of habitats, and the effects of increased carbon dioxide emissions. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. Here are 6 steps you can take to ensure a future of safe and sustainable oceans. Click here to read the rest of the article I wrote for Parent Society.
For more tips on how you can do your part, please read environmental journalist David Helvarg’s book:50 Ways to Save the Ocean (Inner Ocean Action Guide).