Happy World Ocean Day!
This brief post is meant to arm you with the knowledge and know-how to take action to protect our oceans.
According to the WWF,
Over 80% of marine pollution comes from land-based activities
A staggering amount of waste, much of which has only existed for the past 50 years or so, enters the oceans each year.
From plastic bags to pesticides – most of the waste we produce on land eventually reaches the oceans, either through deliberate dumping or from run-off through drains and rivers. This includes:
- solid garbage
- toxic chemicals
From that bit of information we become quite aware that there are small changes we can make to help keep the oceans clean. However, to become part of a larger group of concerned citizens dedicated to the health of our oceans you may want to consider joining up with one of these five groups:
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our worldâ€™s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.