Seas the Day in September – Amplify Your Impact

The Seas the Day initiative encourages and empowers people to take ocean conservation personally. Each month, we feature a new conservation theme with ways to help so come back regularly for more ocean-friendly ideas and tips!

Created mainly to support our partner ZAMs (Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums and other visitor-serving organizations involved in our growing network) in their efforts to motivate conservation action with their visitors, Seas the Day is for you to tailor for your own purposes. Please use any of the content verbatim and re-post on your own blog, social media channels, website, newsletter, etc. We have a large database of action tips and related content for you to use. Let us know what’s most helpful and what other types of information and resources we can provide to enhance your efforts to motivate action for the ocean.

Seas the Day in September – Use your skills for good; your talents can help amplify your impact!

“The silence of good people is worse than the actions of bad people”

Malalai Joya

Speak out for the fish.  Sharing your thoughts is a simple, yet effective way to make a big difference for the ocean. Change happens one person at a time, and you can multiply your positive effect on our blue planet by informing and inspiring others in your community. Here are some suggestions of how to turn your skills into amplified action:

Master with Words: Write to your local newspaper editor about an environmental issue you care about and how to make a positive change.  This is an effective and often overlooked way to get your voice heard.

Pumped to make a Pitch: Make a phone call your local representative and tell them how important local environmental issues are to you.

Party Planner: Organize a fundraiser for a charity working to address issues you are concerned about. These events are a good way to get conversations started about the issues. Some fundraiser ideas include a concert, athlete competition, or bake sale.

Artistic Activist: Express your concerns through a creative media such as paint, photography, film, or music. Share it with others so that your audience can connect with your art and your message.

Networking Ninja: Associate with positive thinkers like yourself in order to build momentum for a blue-friendly community. Share the Seas the Day action tips with friends. Spread the news through word of mouth or—in today’s networked world—you can communicate environmentally sustainable decisions with the click of a mouse.

Other Suggestions to Amplify your Impact:

Hold a mini-fundraiser for World Oceans Day this year

Start an online petition

Volunteer for an organization or a special event that you care about in your community.

 

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Lauren Goldberg

Lauren Goldberg is an intern at The Ocean Project. She graduated from Ithaca College in May 2013, where she studied Environmental Studies and Business Administration. In addition to the ocean conservation work she does with The Ocean Project, Lauren also works to promote sustainable business practices, alternative transportation, and healthy, local food systems.

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