YOU CAN DO TO HELP SAVE THE OCEAN
MIND YOUR CONSUMPTION
Reduce the effects of climate change on the ocean by decreasing your carbon footprint and energy consumption. Walk to work, switch to fluorescent lightbulbs and avoid using a heater or air
Speak out for the oceans. Find a national organization and consider giving financial support or volunteering for hands-on work or advocacy. If you live near the coast, join up with a local branch or group and get involved in projects close to home.
USE LESS PLASTIC
Limit your impact by carrying a reusable water bottle, storing food in reusable containers, bringing your own reusable/fabric bag when shopping and recycle.
TAKE CARE OF BEACHES
Always clean up after yourself and explore and appreciate the ocean without interfering with wildlife or removing rocks and coral.Go even further by encouraging others to respect the marine environment or by participating in local beach clean-ups.
BE AWARE OF YOUR PURCHASE
Avoid purchasing items such as coral jewellery, tortoise-shell hair accessories (made from hawksbill turtles) and shark products..
BE AN OCEAN-FRIENDLY PET OWNER
Read pet food labels and consider seafood sustainability when choosing a diet for your pet. Never flush cat litter and avoid stocking your aquarium with wild-caught saltwater fish.
Practice responsible boating, kayaking, and other recreational activities on the water. Never throw anything overboard and be aware of marine life in the waters around you. If you’re set on taking a cruise for your next vacation do some research and find the most eco-friendly option.
All life on earth is connected to the ocean and its inhabitants. The more you learn about the issues facing this vital system, the more you’ll want to help ensure its health. Then, share that knowledge to educate and inspire others.
To support us in accelerating plans for development in the Southern African marine sector