It’s the season of giving and thinking about how you can give back—give back to your loved ones, your community, and your planet. Our “blue planet” could certainly use a gift from you this year, so consider giving back to our ocean this holiday season by fighting against marine debris in one of various ways:
Give the gift of thought: Think about how your actions might contribute to the marine debris problem. Can you make your holiday more environmentally-friendly? Check out this blog post to get some ideas.
Give the gift of knowledge: Spread both love and knowledge this year. One of the best ways we can fight against marine debris is by spreading knowledge of the issue and preventing its creation. Spread the message to your family and community, teach your kids the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle!), and practice what you preach!
Give the gift of time: Give your time to fighting marine debris at a cleanup event. Sign up for the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s e-newsletter to get monthly updates on cleanups happening in your region.
If we all give a simple gift to our ocean, we can make a big difference this holiday season!