Did you know that 2021 marks the first year in the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development? According to the United Nations, oceans cover three-quarters of the earth’s surface and 97% of the earth’s water. Unfortunately, “roughly 80 percent of marine and coastal pollution originates on land- including agricultural run-off, pesticides, and plastic pollution”.
So what can you and your family do to help protect the ocean this year, and the years to come? Sea Smart has put together a list of ocean-friendly tips to help lower your family’s environmental footprint, and help protect our oceans.