Do the little things

It’s easy to brush off the urgency of the decline in our oceans’ health

It’s easy to brush off the urgency of the decline in our oceans’ health. It doesn’t affect our day-to-day lives and you can’t necessarily see the change in the ocean.

Anything that’s in the news seems too far away; it’s not our problem.

But it is. Our job as an ocean side community is to make an conscious effort to take care of our ocean and in turn, its inhabitants.

We need to assess our day-to-day lives and acknowledge various things we can do, no matter how small, to have a positive — or less negative — affect on our ocean. For example, using biodegradable soap and car wash, or making sure our garbage doesn’t end up on the road where it can get washed into the ocean.

It’s those little things that, when combined, can have a huge impact.

We need to protect our oceans now more than ever and take pride in the beautiful place we should be honoured to live in.

Jamie Hargreaves



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