WHAT’S WORTH SAVING IF NOT OUR OCEAN?

If nothing else, this gives us some perspective regarding our role on Earth. We are treating our oceans like our own private junkyard, dumping tonnes of waste straight in – and what will the result be? More dead ocean areas, or no more marine life? What do you think will become of our oceans and what can we do to stop this?


How ocean pollution affects humans – Graphic by the team at DIVE.in

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

What you do on land can change the fate of what goes on off shore. Therefore, small changes in habits can have a large impact on improving our oceans.

1. KEEP YOUR SEWER DRAINS CLEAR

Prevent rubbish and chemicals from flowing into the sea. So, keeping your property’s drains clear is your responsibility.

2. DISPOSE OF PRODUCTS PROPERLY

Household cleaning products can threaten water quality. For example, batteries, paint and pesticides.

3. REUSE AND RECYCLE

Opt for no packaging when possible. For instance, carry a reusable water bottle, carry a cotton tote bag and recycle when possible.

4. PLANT AN ORGANIC GARDEN

Pesticides from gardens and lawns can wash into the ocean.

5. EAT SUSTAINABLY

Overfishing, loss of habitat and market demand has decreased fish populations. Most importantly, when shopping or dining out, choose seafood that is sustainably sourced.

6. RESPECT THE BEACH

Take your rubbish with you after a day at the beach, and don’t remove rocks and coral.

7. EXPLORE RESPONSIBLY

Next time you’re off on a dive, cruise or kayak – be mindful of the marine life around you. Find some eco-friendly tours and packages that will respect the marine environment.

FROM SUSTENANCE, NATURAL BEAUTY TO ECONOMICS – THE OCEAN PROVIDES PLENTY FOR THE HUMAN RACE. RESPECT THE OCEAN BY KEEPING IT CLEAN FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

 

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The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.

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