Friday, October 9, 2015

18 Days of Global Goals (Day 15)

14. The conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Dramatic global economic growth has created the need for more food. More trade has left the oceans and seas increasingly vulnerable to human activity. Around 76 percent of the world’s fish populations are endangered and ocean acidification, which has troubling consequences, is increasing.*

Asking yourself what you can do to help the UN reach their goal?

On a National level: Recycle. Compost. Reuse. Repurpose. Buy only sustainable fish. Use all natural soaps, that are biodegradable. Invest in permeable driveways and sidewalks for your property. Utilize water collection containers to water your lawns. Change your nozzles and toilet systems to use less water. Think about converting to gray water systems. Think before you book that cruise. One billion gallons of sewage dumps into the ocean each year from cruise ships. According to the US EPA, a cruise ship with 3,000 passengers produces 21,000 gallons of sewage waste a day. There ARE responsible ship lines to choose from.*

On a International level: Join and support groups like http://www.theoceancleanup.com.

*Globalcitizen

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