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July 1, 2019

Over half of consumers say they have reduced the amount of disposable plastic they are using in the last year, according to a report which praises the ‘Attenborough effect’.

The report claims that awareness raising initiatives over the last 12 months, including ‘David Attenborough’s acclaimed TV series Blue Planet II and Our Planet, released on Netflix on April 5th’, are having a positive impact in changing people’s behaviour. According to the study of 3,833 consumers by GlobalWebIndex into sustainable packaging in the UK and US, 42 per cent of consumers say products that use sustainable materials are important when it comes to their day-to-day purchases.

Read more:

https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/11/the-attenborough-effect-53-of-people-report-using-less-plastic-9156711/?fbclid=IwAR0uRKZrlZlc8sYj9VXTTscCle3C0jqNuWeX4WDIAlJEkJlDzi3DCs6tdlU?ito=cbshare

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/

 

June 15, 2019

Ocean positivism!

“Oceana thanks the court for requiring the federal government to use better science and take stronger action to protect dusky sharks in U.S. waters. It’s outrageous that this important shark has been overfished for nearly two decades due to the government’s inaction, ignoring its responsibilities under the law,” said Oceana campaign director Whitney Webber. “Thousands of sharks are incidentally caught and killed in fishing gear every year. It’s clear we need serious changes in fishing regulations to help rebuild these vulnerable sharks, including requiring hard bycatch caps, so fishing activity stops once a limit is reached.”

Read the full article:

https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2019/oceana-wins-lawsuit-to-protect-overfished-dusky-sharks?fbclid=IwAR3AtDvCXp5YqEX1292zHPF0aLlz9NxzMTNM8_gSSsdYHV6fkmigrch8R7k

October 13, 2018

Facts:


- 90% is imported from Asia

- Shrimps are grown in filthy pool farms, full of bacterias, antibiotics, desinfectants, and pesticides (which most of them are banned in the USA)

- The pools are so crowded that shrimps die, increasing the amount of bacterias

- The eyes of the female shrimps are cut out (eye ablation) to make them breed faster as is causes them to develop mature over ease. This causes a traumatic and stressful reaction to the shrimp.

- It harms the environment with pollution and deforestation

- There is slave labor implicated in the shrimp industry. If you consume you support and feed this horrible human trafficking

WHAT'S YOUR CHOICE???

#ourchoicesmatter

Sources: @thephuketnews, greenvillagegazette.com, reporterbrazil.org, otherwords.org, @be_amazedxd

August 2, 2017

Warning graphic content ⚠️ 


This is what a long liner boat looks like in Costa Rica and shark fishing, turtles, mantas... 


Illegal fishing, shark fin'a business it is still a huge problem! 
Be aware of the situation and don't contribute to this situation. Be a conscious consumer  

Sign the petition: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/costa-rica-dont-export-that-stockpile-of


#nosharkfinning #noillegalfishing #consciousconsumer #nolongliners#savetheocean #forahealthyocean #oceanawareness #costarica#cocosisland #bethechange #sharks #marineconservation#marineeducation #realfacts #oceanreality 


@deepchangeproject @pretoma 
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July 11, 2017

Why ‘Eating Just Fish’ Still Harms the Environment:

- Commercial Fishing Practices are Harming Marine Life

- Commercial Fishing is Depleting Oceans and Disrupting Ecosystems

Solution:

- Finding Sustainable Alternatives to Seafood. Not only because is bad for the planet, the plastic pollution and toxicity is so high that is poisonous for us.

Read the full article: 

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/eating-just-fish-harms-the-environment/?utm_source=Green+Monster+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=b97ed6c536-NEWSLETTER_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34-b97ed6c536-106108041

July 4, 2017

Shopping smart, creative planning. Click here to learn more!

There is nothing better than coming home to a fully stocked refrigerator. We love food and could spend days making new and delicious recipes, but in order for us to do this … we have to tackle the ever-dreaded task of going to the grocery store. Some people love food shopping excursions, but between the lines and the ubiquity of plastic containers, bags and wasteful packaging, the grocery store can become a Green Monster’s worst nightmare.

We understand that our food habits have an impact on the planet and animals, so we try to be as mindful as possible when selecting what we eat to decrease our water and carbon footprint. However, we rarely think about the impact that the waste we create in the form of all this packaging causes. Bringing cloth bags for groceries is a great way to reduce the footprint of our food shopping waste, but what about all the other bits and pieces of plastic and packaging that are involved in these wee...

July 3, 2017

DIANA GREW UP ON A FARM in the middle of the jungle with no electricity, far, far away from the ocean. But she had read Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and she fantasised about being Captain Nemo, piloting the Nautilus. Fleeing the socialist revolution of Hugo Chávez, in 1996 she arrived in Spain without any money. Ten years later, after securing a double major in marine and environmental sciences, Diana now pilots submersibles to explore the deep ocean. We recently caught up with Diana in Bali where she is taking time off to become a freediving instructor. We know you will be inspired by the stories she shared with us. 

OG: What is it like to be a deep sea submersible pilot?

Diana: I have achieved a huge goal in my life, becoming a submarine pilot is a dream come true for me. My passion is the ocean and being able to explore it in a magnificent way is something I barely can express with words. I feel very privileged as there are few people in the whole world who can explore t...

June 30, 2017

1. Don’t use disposable plastic, and avoid plastic packaging

2. Produce less waste

3. Eat less fish

4. Reduce your carbon footprint

5. How green is your pet?

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