simple actions you can take to support the oceans' challenges, today

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Open your sail!

By Eyal Kapulnik, Marine Conservationist & Educator, Israel

 

As I walk along the beach and try to look at the horizon to a point where the quiet blue sky meets the dramatic blue of the water, my eyes find obstacles.

It’s not the wind gently dancing on my skin nor the warming sun, but instead I am troubled by plastic bags, fishing gear and a lot of unidentified plastic wreckage that disturb me deeply.

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50%

of the plastic produced in the world is designed for single use

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by 2050

the amount of plastic will exceed the amount of fish in the oceans

the amount of plastic will exceed the amount of fish in the oceans

the amount of plastic will exceed the amount of fish in the oceans

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$13 billion

is the estimated cost of the ecological consequences of plastic present in the oceans (per year)

ACT NOW

Start your own cleanup

Go outside to nature around your home, if there's garbage around, pick it up!

Be mindful and speak up

If you sense a weird smell or see color in the air or water, report to local authorities. They should be committed to the health of their residents more than the to the interest and profit of industrial development, so it is important to report health hazards and show that we as residents care to maintain our health and the health of the natural environment in our area.

Compost!

After preparing food, separate organic matter (food waste) from dry litter (plastic, paper, glass, metal etc.)  this way we can save a lot of energy which is invested in separation and landfilling of this garbage.

With the help of personal or community use of compost we can enrich the soil in our home area and prevent soil and sea pollution. 

Eyal Kapulnik
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I am a guide to the marine environment.

My biggest passion is to accompany people on a journey to the water and seas.

My main goal is to maintain healthy seas and oceans.

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Action for the Oceans is a youth leadership storytelling program launching on this year's United Nations World Oceans Day