By Monique Steiner
June 8, 2018
Today is World Oceans Day ! We looked to Treehugger
for some ways you can celebrate the ocean and take steps to protect it at the same time.
We recommend getting your kids involved and sparking important conversations about the environmental conservation.
1) Reduce Your Consumption of Plastics
Challenge yourself, your family and co-workers with a #ZeroPlasticLunch or even better, commit to a Plastic Free July!
Plastic Free Lunch Box Photo by House Of Starling
2) Talk to your kids about the ocean
Have a conversation with your kids about what the ocean means to them and discuss the importance of conserving it for present and the future generations.
3) Visit a beach for a hands on clean up!
If you live near the coast even better! Stop by the beach on the way home from school or spend a couple of hours with your kids cleaning up the shores this weekend. International Coastal Cleanup Day
usually falls in September, but that doesn't mean you can't take a cue and head out to a beach to pick up any trash and debris you see.
4) Visit Your Local Aquarium
We don't all have the luxury of having a beach accessible to us but most large cities have aquariums where you can learn and observe these incredible underwater creatures.
5) Sign the Care2 "Save Sharks" Petition
As many as 73 million or more sharks are killed every year for shark fin soup. Around the world populations of these important predators are collapsing and species are going extinct. Many species such as the oceanic white tip and great hammerhead have dropped by 99% in just the last 50 years. Sign Care2's petition to help save sharks today, and protect this vital species from extinction.
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