08 Jun '17, 3pm

via @OurOcean

Today is a big day for our ocean. World Oceans Day comes around once every year, and we’re all for celebration. To commemorate this special day, we’re here to equip you with ten simple yet valuable steps you can take to protect this iconic space. 1. Skip the straw Did you know straws are one of the top 10 most common items found on the beach? By skipping a straw at your local restaurant or in your favorite iced coffee, you can reduce one of the most easily preventable items that winds up in our waterways. Text “straw” to 91990 to take the pledge. 2. Tell your Congressman to support NOAA The Administration’s latest budget put NOAA’s funding on the chopping block. Quick reminder: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is essential for protecting endangered species, keeping trash off our coastlines and keeping our families safe in the event of storms. Tell your r...

Full article: https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2017/06/08/10-things-ca...

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