Shop With Us & Make a Difference During World Ocean Month

Spending time near the ocean restores our spirit, calms us, and connects us to nature. The next time you hang out by the sea, note how replenished you feel. Most cultures have celebrated the ocean and feared it equally for its serenity and might. Since June is World Ocean Month and June 8th is World Oceans Day, we will contribute a portion of our sale proceeds to non-profit ocean conservation efforts.  

By shopping with us, you are investing in your well-being and contributing to the conservation of our precious oceans. Together we can create a brighter future for our planet and maintain the oceans for those who will come after us because not only do oceans improve our well-being, but they also serve as the largest carbon sinks helping us combat the effects of climate change. They also provide food, jobs, and livelihood for millions of people.  

Some of the non-profits we'll partner with include World Ocean Day, FishWise and Sharkwater Foundation 

World Ocean Day works in partnership with youth leaders, zoos, aquariums, museums, and other youth-focused organizations, as well as a huge range of diverse organizations and businesses from all sectors in a growing global network. Together, they effectively engage the public, inform policymakers, and unite the world to protect and restore our shared ocean and create a stable climate. 

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 FishWise works alongside the seafood industry to mitigate traceable risks in its seafood supply chains, eliminating by catch and protecting at risk species such as sharks, rays, and turtles. By doing this, they help restore the ocean ecosystems and create Fishery Improvement projects to improve sustainability.  

 sharkwater foundation

Sharkwater Foundation protects sharks and their oceanic habitats by educating the public about shark conservation. An estimated 100 million sharks are killed annually throughout the world, which is a greater number than their recovery rate. This leads to an unbalanced ecosystem, affecting ocean cycles and food chains. Sharkwater Foundation also helps reduce overfishing, lobbies against harmful fishing practices, and creates marine protected areas around shark breeding and migratory corridors.  

There are several things you can do during World Ocean Month to put a spotlight on the importance of oceans and help preserve them. Most of these activities are super fun, and you can tag a friend along. They include: 

  • Reduce plastic use- plastic is one of the biggest threats to aquatic life and threatens the ocean's ecosystem. About two-thirds of all the plastic in the ocean comes from the land. By reducing your plastic use and ensuring you recycle the plastic that you use, you can contribute to reducing pollution in the ocean.  
  • Participate in a beach cleanup – Take responsibility for that plastic! Most of the trash on the beaches arrives through rivers and storm drains in urban areas, where it suffocates the animals and aquatic plants. This little step goes a long way in ensuring the ocean is clean. Combine your beach cleanup with a day at the beach to make it more fun. 
  • Reduce your carbon footprint – As global temperatures increase; the ocean is absorbing large amounts of heat as a buffer. Unfortunately, this increase in temperature is affecting marine fish in their feeding and migratory habits, making areas where they used to live uninhabitable. Some ways you can reduce your carbon footprint is: 
-Switching from fossil fuels to a renewable energy provider.  
-Riding your bicycle, walking, and taking public transport instead of driving. 
-Practicing energy efficiency - turn off your lights when you are not using them, adjust your thermostat, and ensure all the appliances in your home are Energy Star rated. 
    • Eat sustainable seafood- one of the ways you can promote a healthy ocean ecosystem throughout the year is by eating sustainable seafood. Ask your fisherman and local restaurant where they get their seafood before consuming and keep an eye on the endangered fish species on the Marine Conservation Society website to avoid eating them.   
    • Choose the MSC Blue Fish Label- by choosing the MSC-certified seafood products, you support ethical fishermen, fishing communities, and companies working hard to employ sustainable methods and keep our oceans healthy and full of life for future generations. Our Daily Marine Collagen Peptides are MSC certified and are a pescatarian-friendly alternative to get your collagen. It is also ideal because it dissolves quickly and has no smell or taste. 

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