How YOU Can Help

Here is a list of just some of the things you can do to help our oceans, our rivers, our lakes and our planet.

  1. Recycle - Yes...recycle. You probably already knew this but recycling is a great way to avoid getting more waste into our water! Although sometimes the recycling bin may be a bit further than the normal trash can, those few extra steps can one day make the difference on whether an animal lives or not.

  2. Use a reusable water bottle - While plastic water bottles are great in that once it is empty you can just get rid of it, by continuously doing this you are encouraging more and more plastic water bottles to be produced. Help be part of the solution and get a reusable water bottle that you can fill time and time again!

  3. Pick up trash - See trash on the sand? See trash on the floor? Pick it up and dispose of it properly. While it may not be your direct responsibility it can make a great difference when it comes to marine life.

  4. Reduce your carbon footprint - Maybe instead of driving to your friends house, to class or the gym use your bike or walk! Not only will this help you get a small workout out of it but it'll help reduce the amount of pollutants that go into our air.

  5. Vote - I don't want to get political. All I am trying to say is that occasionally certain issues are open for voting and your vote can help make a difference on what happens to our planet.

  6. Attend community meetings - This may seem a little weird but often at these meetings they discuss land and property. Land that can be used to help conservation efforts that need someone like you to speak for them.

  7. Donate - Donate to an organization that promotes conservation and research. There are hundreds of them and just a google search away. Make sure you look carefully into the organization to make sure the money is going to the right places!

  8. Share this post - Share this post so that others can see how they can help!

Nicolas Rivas