The Oceans are In Danger – We Have to Act!
If something does not change, the oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050. This is according to a study of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. We need to curb the exponential growth in the use of plastic before it’s too late.
Wondering why you should care? Consider this; Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet—and they’re home to an amazing multiplicity of life. They are home to many species that we rely on for food and also livelihood. But there’s more to oceans than the biodiversity.
The bodies of water have a major effect on global weather patterns. And even more interestingly, more than half of the oxygen we breathe comes from the oceans. According to the U.S. National Ocean Service, there is oceanic plankton that produces more oxygen “than all of the tropical rainforests on land combined.” Long story short, our lives are intertwined with the oceans.
In recent times, the oceans are facing a multitude of threats—especially due to human activity—resulting in the depreciation of its beauty and biodiversity. With this in mind, it’s clear that the oceans need us! Let us join hands to help save the oceans.
Let us all join to ensure that the oceans are safe and clean. They are part of us and we should take good care of them. Let us aim to ensure the reliable management of our coastal scape. This is part of appreciating the beautiful oceans and their marine life. But how? Here are some suggestions:
- Use plastic-free alternatives
Plastic waste is one of the major threats to the oceans. That plastic bottle of water or the disposable shopping bag you toss away freely is non-degradable—meaning it will still be polluting our oceans long after you’re gone. Therefore, we must urge companies to produce plastic-free alternatives such as eco-friendly fabric on our swimsuits. We should also avoid single-use plastic products such as straws, non-reusable plastic bottles, plastic bags, and many more. They simply pose a great threat to our marine life.
- Reduce carbon emissions
is an acidic gas. When Carbon dioxide emitted into the oceans, it reacts with the ocean waters making them acidic. This greatly affects the corals—as the calcium in them is weakened by the now acidic water. Carbon dioxide emission can be reduced by:
- Using bikes instead of cars for short-distance errands.
- Using sweaters instead of the oversetting thermostat.
- Turning off lights when not using them.
- Learn more about the ocean
The more one gets to learn about the ocean, the more they get inspired to bring change. They get to understand the importance of conserving the ocean. One gets to also influence the people around them to also save the oceans. They are many ways through which one can get more knowledge about the ocean and its life. This includes reading through books, watching informative videos, or even joining online classes on the subject. The idea is that people will always protect what they love.
- Avoid the purchase of items that exploit ocean life
Some products that we purchase endanger the corals and the ocean life population. The more the demand the more the supply. As conscious and proactive advocates of the oceans, we should keep away from purchases of items such as coral jewelry, tortoiseshell hair accessories, and many more.
The ByCassandre Promise
Because the environment is an important cause for us, we want to take action. We want to contribute to the slowing down of the degenerative state of the planet. All our products are ethically made it is a goal to find the highest quality eco-friendly fabric to introduce into our line; one that will maintain the quality standard that we are known for while also being environmentally friendly once discarded. Our sustainable techno-fabric, made of an ECONYL regenerated Nylon that turns the waste problem into fashion solutions.
ByCassandre we will donate 10$ of the mug or notebook to the Organization for the Protection of the Environment (OMPE) to help fight ocean pollution. This cause is really close to our heart and would like to do our share. Saving the oceans and making them less polluted means a lot to us.
Let’s make the difference together!