1. Do some independent research
Maybe you’re reading this article and wondering how to help – you want to know more and get involved but you don’t know where to start. The first and best thing to do is educate yourself a little about the issues facing the oceans today. Knowledge is power!
2. Make waves!
One of the easiest things you can do is become an advocate of the oceans and ocean-dwellers. And now that you’ve done some research, you’re in the perfect place to share your knowledge with the world! Share what you’ve learned with friends and family, or consider contacting your local representative – you can be the catalyst for the change you want to see.
3. Take care of your local beach
So you’ve shared what you’ve learned with friends and family and colleagues, but you feel empowered to go outside and affect a positive change in your environment. Why not visit your nearest beach and take some ownership over keeping it clean and tidy – why not bring the community together by organising a local beach clean-up?
4. Be mindful of your energy consumption
Our energy consumption and carbon emissions have a huge impact on the oceans, including warming the water and changing its composition, causing rising sea levels and abnormal weather events. Protecting the oceans can be as simple as turning off lights and unplugging electronics when you’re not using them, and cycling instead of driving. Also consider a green energy supplier. It might seem ambitious, but we use 100% renewable electricity in all of our operated buildings worldwide!
5. Support organisations fighting to protect the oceans
If you look online, you’ll see there are many organisations out there working hard to protect ocean habitats and ocean dwellers. Find an organisation you trust and consider giving to or volunteering for them. It’s a great way to help the experts in ocean protection, as well as a fun opportunity to meet like-minded people!