Ten Things You Can Do Right Now
Want to get started? Consider taking action with these ten simple steps.
1. Follow Sea Save Foundation
Sea Save Foundation is small, nimble and we are making a huge difference. We are virtually all volunteer powered and are highly effective. Join Our Pod
Electing the right public officials is essential to the future of the ocean. Do your research so you can make informed decision. Exercise your right to vote and stay involved. Monitor Ocean Champions to watch which candidates, if elected, will be making ocean friendly decisions. #VoteTheOcean
3. Eat sustainable seafood.
Global fisheries are on the verge of collapse. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), three quarters of the world’s fisheries are now over-exploited, fully exploited, significantly depleted or recovering from over-exploitation. Download an iPad or smartphone app so you will always have a handy simple guide to help you make sustainable seafood choices.
4. Refuse plastic whenever possible.
The best way to recycle is to minimize your use of disposable items. Single use plastics are not sustainable. Think about it when you are reaching for plastic bags at the supermarket produce counter or being offered myriad other disposable items and excess packaging.
5. When you cannot refuse plastic – recycle
Plastic debris in the ocean degrades marine habitats and contributes to the deaths of many marine animals. Because floating plastic often resembles food to many marine birds, sea turtles and marine mammals, they can choke or starve because their digestive systems get blocked when they eat it. Help prevent these unnecessary deaths—use cloth grocery bags and reusable water bottles. Sty tuned and sign petitions that outlaw the use of single use plastics.
Sea Save Foundation is powered primarily by volunteers. Want to be part of our global team? Check out the current opportunities and lend a hand! Check out our volunteer page now.
7. Stay Informed
Sea Save Foundation produces a “Week in Review”. We know people are busy and cannot glean the Internet and traditional media for all the top stories, so we do the heavy lifting. Stay abreast of new findings, scientific breakthroughs, current challenges as well as successes. Follow our Facebook or Twitter streams to get the review delivered weekly to your timeline.
8. Be part of the movement. Pick up the phone
A single phone call can make all the difference. There is power in numbers and whether a national or international issue your opinion matters. Help us as we fight for ocean-friendly policies. Monitor our social media feeds to learn about the issues.
9. Leverage your power as a consumer
Avoid products produced through unsustainable or environmentally harmful methods. For example, never eat unsustainable seafood, avoid cosmetics containing microbeads and jewelry made of coral or sea turtle shell. These products are directly linked to unsustainable fishing methods and the destruction of entire ecosystems.
10. Share with a friend
Tell people what’s going on with the world’s oceans and what they can do to make a difference. Spread the word and join the conversation with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and be sure to sign up for our newsletter.