What can I do to save our Ocean? Check out These 10 ways to Protect our Ocean: Our online world can seem overwhelming, but remember, you are not alone in this. After the UN issued a ‘code red for humanity’ IPCC report summarising 14,000 research papers on our changing climate, with a key conclusion- we are in a climate emergency. Since the release, many people are asking — what can I do about climate change? How can I protect our Ocean? Turns out, quite a lot. Let's turn Anxiety into Action 1. Conserve Water Use less water so excess runoff and wastewater will not flow into our Ocean. 2. Reduce Pollutants Choose nontoxic chemicals and dispose of herbicides, pesticides, and cleaning products properly. 3. Reduce Waste Cut down on what you throw away. 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enter our Ocean each year. By changing our relationship with single-use plastic will make a big impact. 4. Shop Wisely Choose sustainable seafood. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable bag. Check out our blog on 20 actions you can take to reduce your plastic footprint. 5. Reduce Vehicle Pollution The marine ecosystem is fragile and susceptible to change, leaving it particularly vulnerable. As the climate warms, so does our Ocean. Use fuel efficient vehicles, take public transport where you can or try using a bike when popping out. 6. Make Responsible Seafood Choices Our Ocean is home to almost a million species and are a vital source of food and income for over 800 million people globally, yet fishing is the biggest threat to marine biodiversity. When responsibly sourced, seafood can be part of a diet high in human health benefits and low in environmental impacts. 7. Keep Plastic Away from our Beaches When you go to the beach make sure to take as little plastic with you as possible. Even if you intend to throw it in the bin or recycle it, you never know when it could fall out of your bag and onto the beach. This means bringing reusable water bottles, bags and straws with you. 8. Influence Change in your Community Research the Ocean policies of public officials before you vote or contact your local representatives to let them know you support marine conservation projects. 9. Education 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. 10. Get Involved with a Beach Clean-Up We need to address the plastic issues at the core, but in the meantime a beach clean-up is a great way to stop plastic entering our Ocean. Check out our blog on beach clean-ups and find out how to get involved.