ACTION TIPS SEPTEMBER 2011
Act for the angelfish by showing friends and family your blue side.
Do the people around you know just how much you care for the oceans and
the environment? At your next gathering, share some things that you
have done to be a little more eco-friendly.
The best way to make individual action contagious is to be an example
for other people. By keeping it light, fun, and friendly, you can make
your actions go much further! You can also share your love for the ocean
by submitting your favorite photograph to the Ocean Picture of the Day and then sharing this site with your network of friends.
Turn the tide for turtles by directing your positive energy toward other like-minded people. A
little praise can go a long way. If you feel that there is an
individual, a government official, an organization, or a company that
stands out as a conservation leader let them know through a simple thank
you e-mail or a letter to your local paper’s editor. It's easier to
work for change when empowered by a network of appreciative and
supportive friends. Get some other ideas here!
Make a whale of an effort by getting active on overarching policy issues. Behind
every successful movement there are people just like you who take the
time to speak out or submit written comments to public officials. You
can begin participating in public hearings — such as those held in city
and town halls throughout the U.S. — by being aware of the local issues
addressed in each meeting. At these types of forums your participation
makes a huge difference, whether attending in person or submitting
online. Wherever you live, you can bring the issues most important to
you to the attention of our leaders.
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.