Our oceans are a treasure that we take for granted. Sometimes we forget that without them, our existence will be pretty much impossible. Unfortunately, the rapidly developing industries and technologies, the use of plastic and chemical products have an incredibly negative impact on our oceans, and all those creatures living in them and supporting human life. No oceans would mean no water at all, which equals no life. We are continually breaking the balance in our natural craving for more and more material things, which to reach us goes through a long process of production involving pollution. Our future existence depends on our consumer habits, which we forget to adjust according to nature’s well-being. Here are just five things you could do in favor of Mother Nature and especially to save our oceans while boating with your family and pets because any industry’s leftovers end up eventually in them.
5 Things You Can Do in Favor of Mother Nature to Save Our Oceans
#1 Be a sensible consumer.
Nowadays, modern societies have become deeply dependent on buying anything. Be careful what you buy and in what quantity.
- Choose less-harmful natural products
- Ask yourself where all these products come from and how they were produced
The fashion industry has created a consumer continually craving for a new piece of clothing, leading to higher demand and, consequently, higher production, which requires more factories, chemicals, and new artificial fabrics that involve harmful chemical substances. Fashion trends change exceptionally quickly. If we try to follow them, we end up accumulating a mass of clothing which become useless. Why do you have to support this industry if it is to the detriment of nature and yourself?
#2 Use less plastic
Whether it is a plastic bag, plastic cutlery, plates, or anything else made of plastic, try to swap it with glass or wood, which can be reused or easily degraded. We will give you a little tip – when you buy cans of drinks or food stacked in plastic rings, when removing them, cut the rings before throwing them in the bin. Many of them end up in the ocean, and sea animals like turtles and seabirds end up stuck in them and can die. Plastic pieces are found in the digestive system of most fish today. Do you eat fish? Think again about why you should use less plastic.
#3 When it comes to yachting, many yacht builders are trying to become more eco-friendly
When you choose your yacht or upgrade it, think of installing
- solar panels,
- wind generators, or
- choosing a motorsailer.
Avoid throwing any non-degradable products overboard and help your yacht maintenance by avoiding any leaks and harmful exhaust ending up in the water.
#4 Think about your daily habits when it comes to the usage of water and electricity
Do you need the light on in an empty room, or do you need the water running while brushing your teeth? These little things might look harmless but could have an enormous positive impact if avoided as a habit.
#5 Practice relaxation
As weird as it sounds, if everyone gets away from the stress, one can
- think clearly,
- evaluate better and
- appreciate more.
Our brain is addicted to stress – being busy with thoughts and looking for solutions all the time. The stress situates us in a place far from our basis – nature. The further we go, the less we care for the essential. We forget about it. The more relaxed our minds are, the more united to what matters we can be. Calm minds make more sensible decisions and make us more appreciative and grateful, reflecting on more respect for nature. Think about the moments when you feel suppressed from time, circumstances, stress. Where do you look for peace? Is it in the vast view from the mountain contemplating the ocean or sunset over the sea echoed by the waves? When it comes time to relax, we look for places close to where we all feel we belong.
There is a long list of things we can do to protect and save our oceans and Mother Nature. We are part of it, and we always put it at risk due to our consumer behavior. Be sensible and make your decisions wisely, because breaking the balance will eventually lead to our extinction.