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Simple Daily Gives to Help Our Oceans

It’s World Oceans Day and these simple daily gives will get you celebrating! The oceans make up 71% of our earth’s surface, and they are being threatened by our current lifestyles. The international conservation organization, Oceana, has information on how oceans are affected by our actions and what good work is already being done to protect our seas. But each of us can also do something to help look after the oceans; by being mindful of how we live our lives and spend our money, while also living harmonically with our environment, we can really make a difference. Check out the list below and see which ideas you can factor in to your life. You can also make suggestions to like-minded friends, or your kids, who might want to help make a difference to our planet. If you’d like to learn more about World Oceans Day, click on the link World Oceans Day – Uniting Ocean Action Worldwide on 8 June 2020

Conserve Water For Your Planet Give

Using less water means that excess wastewater will not flow into the ocean. Try taking fewer or faster showers; don’t leave the tap running while you brush your teeth; fix leaky, dripping taps.

Reduce Pollutants & Avoid Ocean Harming Products

When purchasing cleaning products, choose non-toxic chemicals. Take the time to dispose of herbicides, pesticides, and cleaning products properly – they shouldn’t go down the drain in your sink.

Shop Wisely and Purchase Eco Friendly Products

Avoid cosmetics that contain shark squalene, jewelry made of coral or sea turtle shell, souvenir shells of conchs and other ocean animals. These products support unsustainable fishing and threaten important species and ecosystems. Where possible choose sustainable seafood.

Reduce Waste & Plastics Every Day

Cut down on what you throw away. 17.6 billion pounds of plastic leaks into the marine environment from land-based sources every year, which will never decompose. Look for plastic-free packaging alternatives when you are shopping and bring a reusable bag. Look for petitions, or get on social media to urge companies to provide consumers with plastic-free alternatives. Say no to single use plastics such as straws, plastic cutlery, coffee cups, water bottles, plastic bags, balloons, plastic-wrapped produce and take-out food containers.

Reduce Vehicle Pollution For Your Daily Planet Give

Use fuel efficient vehicles, carpool, walk, take the bus, or ride a bike. Less pollution means less damage to the planet.

Use Less Energy Where You Work & Live

Choose energy efficient light bulbs and avoid leaving the thermostat too high. Can you layer-up with a sweater instead up turning up the heat?

Simple Daily Give – Fish Responsibly

When fishing follow “catch and release” practices and keep more fish alive. Encourage others who fish to do the same.

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Respect Habitat

Be careful to take all your trash with you when you go out for picnics in the park and the beach. Treat the earth (and ocean) as if it was your home (because it is!).

Volunteer For Eco Minded Organizations

Volunteer for cleanups at the beach and in your community. Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people and feel awesome.

Spread the Word About Simple Planet Gives

Parents – get your kids excited to take part in helping the oceans. Use social media and chats with friends and co-workers to boost petitions and encourage more conscientious behaviour for our oceans. Sign up for the 365give Challenge to teach your kids and their friends to give every day. This is simplest way to get kids to be aware of their planet, give back through simple acts of giving and inspire others to do the same.


What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)