This week we have launched our Tee's For A Purpose whereby all t-shirts should will raise funds to support the protection of our oceans.
Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet and are home to important species and ecosystems that we rely on for food, livelihoods, climate regulation and more. But the oceans need our help. Saving the oceans can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task, but if we all pitch in, we can make a big difference.
Here are 6 lifestyle choices that – when adopted – can help protect our oceans for future generations.
1. Say NO to Single Use Plastics
The equivalent of a rubbish truck full of plastic is leaked into our oceans every minute.
We must 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, and urge companies to provide plastic-free alternatives.
2. Avoid Ocean Harming Products
Many products are directly linked to harming endangered or threatened species, unsustainable fishing methods and pollution. By avoiding these products and practices you can help to reduce their production and trade. Avoid cosmetics that contain shark squalene, jewellery made of coral or sea turtle shell and souvenir shells of conchs, nautiluses and other animals. These products support unsustainable fishing and threaten important species and ecosystems.
3. Stick to eating Sustainable Seafood
Only choose seafood that is healthy for you and the oceans from well-managed, wild fisheries.
Always check the eco-certification of your seafood.
4. Explore Our Oceans
“People protect what they love.” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Get outside and explore the oceans around you! Hang out at the beach, go paddle-boarding or surfing, enjoy and appreciate the grace and beauty of our oceans and their inhabitants.
5. Don't Leave Anything Behind
As beach crowds increase, so does the amount of trash left behind or blown away. Don’t let your day outside contribute to the destruction of our oceans. Remember to leave nothing behind but your footprints -- collect and dispose of your trash.
6. Get involved
Tell people what’s going on with the world’s oceans and what they can do to join you in making a difference. Spread the word about petitions, share fun facts, organise a beach clean up with friends, just get involved.
One small step for a single person can ignite a giant leap for our oceans.
20% of profit from the sale of our tee's will go directly to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, who are helping ensure Australia's coasts remain healthy and free for tomorrow's generation.