PARTICIPATE IN A CLEANUP
There are lots of organizations out there, waiting for volunteers like you to join them in taking action! You can use to find environmental groups by U.S. state, to find a Wildlife Trust near you in the UK, or this link to get involved in the (year round) (or try a quick Google search of ocean conservation organizations in your area). Chances are, you’ll find a number of cleanup days scheduled or other ways for volunteers to get involved.
BUY OCEAN FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
There are so many companies that make products with our oceans in mind. Here’s a list of eco friendly products you can buy today to help stop plastic pollution. Consider giving your loved ones’ ocean-friendly gifts this Valentine’s Day. United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our oceans and waterways for every product sold. Check out their Valentine’s day guide for gift ideas. Looking for jewelry? Planet Love Life creates bracelets, necklaces and more from recycled marine debris that was salvaged from beach cleanup projects.
ORGANIZE AN OCEAN-THEMED EVENT
Not all ocean-centered events are beach or coastal cleanups. Screen an ocean movie or documentary! See this , this , or stream Plastic Oceans to shed light on the issue of plastic pollution. Organize an ocean-themed art show, collecting pieces from people in your community (bonus points if the art is made using recycled/repurposed materials!) .
SPREAD THE WORD
Social media is an important way that many of us stay connected with our friends, family, and communities. This February, use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, your personal blog, or another social media outlet to share your love for our oceans, and share this ocean Valentine below!
For World Oceans Day:
How will you seas the day this month?