Every small action will add together for big change.
Here are 10 Programs you can do to help.
1) Clean Up
Step 1: Find a local beach, marsh, salt pond, river or lake (they feed our oceans too).
Step 2: Fill a large trash container with any and all trash you can find.
Step 3: Properly dispose of all bags in appropriate containers.
Step 1: Find an ocean-related charity that deals with open water issues, marine life issues, contamination issues, or plant and coral issues.
Step 2: Give them at least 10 hours of your time
Step 1: Donate money to an ocean-related charity that deals with open water issues, marine life issues, contamination issues, or plant and coral issues.
Step 2: Donate at least $100.00
Step 1: Research and pick 15 of your most favorite ocean creatures.
Step2: Send us your drawings or paintings of those creatures...we may even use your images on one of our next patches!
5) Call Out
Step 1: Think about what the 10 biggest threats are to our oceans...no cheating!!!
Step 2: Write em' down and send us the list. Let us know what you think the best solutions are!
Step 1: What is your most favorite ocean dweller?
Step 2: Adopt and support one! Send us the confirmation, and a patch is on your way. Check our links soon for some options.
Step 1: Think of an oceanic cause you care about...no matter where you live.
Step 2: Write a letter or sign a petition that will help make a difference. Send us a copy, and a patch is on your way!
Step 1: Think about five of your best friends who would do you a solid.
Step 2: Convince them to spend some time with you doing something that is fun and good for the oceans. Send us a picture of you with your friends doing good, and patches for all!
Step 1: Think about the needs of your local environment, and design a program or solution that would benefit it.
Step 2: Send us your plan, and what steps you have taken to make it a reality. Bonus points and extra goodies showing it in full swing!!!
10) Awwwww ♥
Step 1: Write a short story, poem, or epic novel about how much you love the beach and the sea. Sing it's praises, give it a big literary hug, and make it tear up a little.
Step 2: Send it! We will create a page to share some of the best, and if it ends up on the site, you will receive a special patch.