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What Will You Do Response Blog

March 7, 2009
fish and kelp

I will bring my children to the ocean, I will conserve more water, use more environmentally safe products, and share with others the benefits of stewardship. -Anita

March 6, 2009
u-boat underwater

I will continue to look for ways to reduce my carbon footprint by reducing the amount of water I consume, the amount of plastic I buy and use, and the miles I travel by car. I will also continue to educate myself about the issues facing our ocean and reaching out to educate others. -Shannon

I will remember to take my reusable bags to the store. I will also continue to educate the unaware, friends, family, and decision-makers about the many ways to reduce their impacts. -Rosalyn

I will continue to educate my students about the wonders of the oceans and what they can do to help protect them. I will continue to teach and carry out surveys so that information about the health of our oceans can be seen. I will try to model behaviour that supports the world both at home and at my school. -Andrew


March 5, 2009
turtle - honu

I will make sure Agnes Pflumm continues her work as an "ambassador" for ocean literacy. Merrie

I bring my own plate, bowl and mug to work so I don't use the styrafoam dishes they provide. I bring my own plastic container to restaurants for my left overs. I take my students to the beach clean up day every year.
-Kathleen Cressy

I will share my appreciation and concern for the natural world by teaching environmental education and organizing opportunities for others to get involved. -Jennifer


March 4, 2009
fish and shipwreck underwater

I will continue to recycle all possible plastics and paper products. I will continue to use the compost pile for all appropriate food scraps. -Ruth


March 2, 2009

I will tell my brother and sister to come on this web site and recomend it to their friends. That way, we are all happy. -Kobe, age 12

I will continue to focus my academic efforts on ocean exploration and conservation, and I will seek ways to communicate my enthusiasm for ocean science to the public. -Tim

I will work harder to educate the people I come in contact with about how surface water pollution affects the ocean and the lives of the creatures that the ocean is part of their ecosystem. -Sharon

Feb. 27, 2009

I will use reusable products more often, like my Thank You Ocean mug, to reduce the amount of disposable products that end up in landfills and our waterways. -Letise

I will read more to keep current on global, national, and local environmental issues. Knowledge is power for action. -Ellen

I will only order take-out food from restaurants the serve in bio-degradable packaging. -Paul

I will grow vegetables in my backyard and bike more. -Jenny

Feb. 26, 2009

I volunteer for a local organization dedicated to keeping trash off of our island and out of the oceans. -Shelley

I will teach my children the importance of the three "R"s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. -Julie

I will continue to recycle at home and encourge my neighbors to do the sames. -Jennifer

I will buy products that minimize packaging, especially plastics. -Willy

Feb. 25, 2009

I will conserve more water and choose environmentally safe products. -Claire

I will reduce consumption, and I will be the change that I want to see. -Michi

I will tell my friends about the importance of the ocean and how NOAA is working to protect it. -Matt D.

Talk to my Congressional representatives and ask them to support ocean and marine life protection and the National Marine Sanctuary System! -Becky

I will talk to my neighbors about joining me in putting soybean meal on our lawns this year instead of fertilizer and herbicide. - Matt

Feb. 24, 2009

I volunteer my time at a local aquarium. - Joyce

I can plant native species in my yard. - Katalin

I will fish responsibly. -Valarie

I bring reusable bags with me to the grocery store. -Vicki

I will host a local beach clean-up. -Shannon

I will research the source of the food I purchase and select local products when available. -Kate

I can be a voice for the ocean in my local and national government by taking part in public meetings. -Rusty

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