10 Things You Can Do
Learn all you can.
Read, surf the Web and experience
the ocean directly.
- Be a smart shopper.
Learn more about the source and quality of
- Conserve water.
Be careful when washing your
car or watering your lawn. Use a broom instead
of a hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk.
- Reduce household pollutants.
Cut down and properly dispose of herbicides,
pesticides and cleaning products.
- Reduce waste.
Dispose of trash properly. Where possible,
recycle, re-use and compost.
- Reduce automobile pollution.
Use fuel efficient vehicles or carpool.
Recycle motor oil and repair oil and
air conditioning leaks.
- Protect ocean wildlife.
Don't dispose of fishing lines, nets or
plastic items in or near the water.
- Be considerate of sealife habitats.
Don't feed sea birds, mammals and
turtles or disturb their nesting grounds.
Support marine protected areas.
- Get involved.
Take part in a beach cleanup or
other ocean-oriented activities.
- Care! Pass on your knowledge!