Save Our Oceans

Clean Ocean

Humans create marine debris. Our trash moves from the streets into storm drains then to the ocean where it becomes a hazard to wildlife and threatens our health and safety as a global community.

1o Ways YOU Can Save Our Seas

  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Be a responsible boater
  • Participate in a local waterway cleanup
  • Eat sustainable seafood
  • Recycle
  • Use fewer plastic products
  • Use a trash can with a lid
  • Use a reusable water bottle
  • Spread the word
  • Write an elected official

8 Ways YOU Can Use Less Plastic

  • Skip the bottled water and use a reusable water bottle
  • Avoid using a straw. Straws are one of the top 10 marine debris items found on beaches
  • Avoid using microbeads found in face washes and toothpastes. Look at labels for polypropylene and polyethylene
  • Buy products made from recycled materials with little or no packaging
  • Compost and use fewer garbage bags
  • Wear clothing made of non-synthetic fibers. Polyester clothing is made of plastic
  • Repair, upgrade or turn in your electronics for recycling
  • Choose to carry reusable bags for all your shopping

Our World Ocean Provides

  • The air we breathe. The ocean provides over half of the worlds oxygen and stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere.
  • Climate regulation. Covering 70% of the earth's surface, the ocean transports heat from the equator to the poles, regulating our climate and weather patterns.
  • Transportation: 76% of all U.S. trade involves some form of marine transportation.
  • Recreation. From fishing to boating to kayaking and whale watching, the ocean provides us with so many unique activities.
  • Economy. The U.S. ocean economy produces $282 billion in goods and services. Ocean dependent businesses employ almost 3 million people.
  • Food. The ocean provides much more than just seafood. Ingredients from the sea are found surprising foods such as peanut butter and soymilk.
  • Medicine. Many Medicinal products come from the ocean, including ingredients that help fight cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease.

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