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As summer winds down, it’s a great time to reflect on how much we enjoy our time on this planet, especially the beaches! My passion for travel has led me to explore shores across the globe. I savor every minute of sun, sea, and sand… and I also do the best I can never to take it for granted. The more I see of our great planet, the more I am humbled by its beauty. We are all so lucky to enjoy natural wonders like the ocean and must protect it. Jane Goodall said it best, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
You see, we owe everything to the earth, yet carelessly desecrate it far, far, too often–especially the ocean. According to a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, by 2050, plastic in the oceans will outweigh fish! Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic is dumped into our oceans. I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer to see fish over garbage in the water any day of the week, and am willing to do my part to keep it clean and clear as can be.
To really address the problem, it will take a lot of public-private cooperation and innovation. But we can all play a small part if we truly want to influence change and advocate for healthier seas across the globe. Here are five things each of us can do right now to help save our oceans:
A slideshow presentation by Devorah Rose