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BOSH - Boost Our Seas Health

Man holding two plastic water bottles at ocean clean-up

Here are 5 easy changes you can make today, to Boost Our Seas Health:

Say good-bye to plastics.

Plastic in our oceans destroys marine habitats and continuously contributes to the deaths of sea-animals. Reduce your single-use plastic consumption today! You can make easy, affordable choices like purchasing a Bosh Cool Cup and bringing it with you on your commute to your local coffee fill. All good stores now offer a discount if you bring your own takeaway cup too - just ask!

Actively reduce your carbon footprint.

Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is making our oceans more acidic. When you can, ride a bike, walk or use public transportation. Use high efficiency appliances in your home. Turn off appliances when they aren’t in use. Turn up your thermostat a few degrees in the summer and down a few degrees in the winter. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs in your house. Invest in carbon offsets.

The health of our oceans is vital to the health of our planet, and as individuals, we all have a role to play in protecting this precious resource. Fortunately, there are many easy changes we can make in our daily lives that can help boost the health of our seas. Here are five simple changes you can make today to do your part:

  1. Use Reusable Bags: Plastic bags are a major source of pollution in our oceans, and using reusable bags is an easy way to reduce this impact. Keep a few reusable bags in your car or purse so you're always prepared to say no to plastic bags at the store.

  2. Reduce Your Plastic Use: Single-use plastic products, such as straws and water bottles, are also a major source of ocean pollution. Reduce your plastic use by using a reusable water bottle and saying no to straws. Opt for glass or metal containers for food storage instead of plastic.

  3. Eat Sustainable Seafood: Eating seafood is a great way to get important nutrients, but it's important to choose sustainable options that don't contribute to overfishing or habitat destruction. Look for seafood with the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification, which ensures that the fish was caught in a sustainable way.

  4. Support Ocean Conservation Organizations: There are many organizations working to protect our oceans, and supporting them is a great way to make a difference. Consider making a donation to an organization like Oceana or the Ocean Conservancy, or participate in a beach clean-up event.

  5. Be Mindful of Chemicals: The chemicals we use in our daily lives can have an impact on the health of our oceans. Choose eco-friendly cleaning products and be mindful of the chemicals you use on your lawn and garden. When disposing of chemicals, make sure to follow proper disposal protocols so they don't end up in our waterways.

In conclusion, there are many easy changes we can make in our daily lives to boost the health of our oceans. By using reusable bags, reducing our plastic use, eating sustainable seafood, supporting ocean conservation organizations, and being mindful of chemicals, we can all make a difference. Let's commit to doing our part to protect this vital resource for generations to come.