Happy Earth Day 2010

Today is Earth day 2010. Happy Earth day! But shouldn’t we be trying to protect & preserve our earth & oceans all year round? I think so too so to give you a little food for thought this earth day I wanted to introduce you to a book full of great tips you can do on any day of the year…

50 ways to save the ocean

Split into five sections (enjoy, conserve, clean, protect, learn & share) this book provides some great (and easy) tips that we as ordinary folk can follow to help protect our planet. For example do you ever visit the beach? – make sure you take everything away that you brought with you onto the beach – including those cigarette butts & empty plastic bags – did you know that plastic bags actually kill turtles? They mistake the floating bags for jellyfish and eat them 😦

Also, wear waterproof sunscreen (you don’t want to be a one-person oil spill, leaving grease in the water). The book has my favourite underwater photographer saying “Take only pictures and leave only bubbles, while exploring underwater wonders”.

And the best thing about this book? Its only $10 (or under £10 if you are a .co.uk purchaser)! Its quite an old book (2006) but sadly these points are all still more relevant than ever.

Want free resources to help save the plant? Here are a few I like…

50 Things You Can Do To Stop Global Warming

Marinebio.org: Marine biology & ocean conservation

Ocean conservation portal

Kids for saving earth

Wildlife trusts & action groups:

http://www.sharktrust.org/

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/

http://www.stopsharkfinning.net/

http://www.wwf.org.uk/

http://www.worldwildlife.org/

Any more ocean/wildlife trust sites you want to share? Leave a comment with the link (And I’ll try to filter you out from under all the spammers).

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One thought on “Happy Earth Day 2010

  1. Pingback: World Ocean Day « Memoirs of an Underwater Photographer

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