1. Reduce your PLASTIC FOOTPRINT… Bring cloth or reusable bags with you whenever you shop, and stop using single-use plastics. Use a reusable water bottle. Plastics pose one of the biggest threats to marine environments today. 2. Ride a bike, walk, or use public transportation whenever possible. Fossil fuels are creating acidic environments for sea life, preventing creatures from forming shells and building coral reefs. 3. Buy locally, organic food supports your local economy while reducing your carbon footprint and reducing hazardous toxins from entering watersheds. 4. Don’t poison your family-make healthy seafood choices. Our oceans are being poisoned by our carbon-based activities. Eat low on the food chain and get informed. Visit online: Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch for sustainable seafood choices. 5. Reduce fertilizers and pesticides. The excess flows into our waterways and oceans, create “dead zones” where oxygen is greatly reduced. All marine life needs oxygen to live.