Ocean Issues

Prevent plastic trash from getting into the oceans. Here are 10 great tips from the Natural Resources Defense Council on how to reduce your use of plastic products, so less of it ends up in the oceans.

Support marine protected areas. Marine protected areas serve as refuges for marine life. They’re places where fish, marine mammals, corals and other creatures can live without being exploited for human use. Nominate a marine area you want to see protected through Mission Blue’s Hope Spot program, here.

Take part in a beach cleanup. Beach cleanups are a good way to remove trash from marine ecosystems, preventing harm to marine and coastal creatures. Look for cleanup locations near you through the Ocean Conservancy.