ACTION TIPS FEBRUARY 2011
Act for the anglefish by spreading the word. You can inspire a community of ocean stewards by simply sharing your love of the ocean
with others. You can make people aware of environmental issues by
sharing books, articles and websites and having discussions about them.
Be the ocean expert in your "virtual community" and use facebook,
myspace, twitter, blogs, virtual environmental book clubs and e-mail to
communicate for conservation. Each person you inspire to action
magnifies your positive impact!
by making your voice heard. Visit your elected official or write a personal letter to your representatives.
Let them know how you feel about local environmental issues and ask
them to work to protect our ocean. Urge a few friends to do the same;
with a "mini-campaign" that sends enough letters to your elected
officials, you might just bring about a change in the right direction!
You can also write a letter to the editor about a green topic that
concerns you. The power of the pen (or keyboard) is a simple, yet
effective way to have your opinions heard that is too often overlooked.
by getting involved.
Contact your local conservation organizations and agencies to find out
how you can volunteer in your community. Volunteers are critical to
conserving our oceans, and restoration projects are always in need of
extra hands. You can help to improve your local stream, river, or lake
and ultimately our shared ocean by cleaning beaches or restoring
habitats; even assisting environmental groups with mailings and data
entry is ultimately helping our ocean. Check out our community action map and EPA's community group listing for opportunities near you.
If you are not yet directly receiving them, The Ocean Project has two free e-newsletters you can subscribe to and a new blog:
- Blue Planet News to Use: for the latest
ocean and conservation communications resources, updates on science,
news, policy, and exciting action opportunities.
- Seas the Day action tips: featuring a different conservation theme each month, and inspirational information and tangible ways to help.
- Visit our new – and regularly updated – Ocean Project blog!
- Follow us on Twitter
- Become a Fan of The Ocean Project through Facebook.
- Take the Seven C's Pledge to protect our oceans.