5 Ways to Help the Oceans on Giving Tuesday - Sailors for the Sea

5 Ways to Help the Oceans on Giving Tuesday

 November 8, 2023  | By: Jennifer Brett

For sailors and boaters, the oceans are not just a vast expanse of water; they are a place for adventure and a source of wonder. They are also a critical part of the Earth’s life support system and home to a staggering amount of biodiversity.

However, our oceans are facing unprecedented challenges, from pollution and overfishing to climate change and habitat destruction. But you can help. As we approach Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to making a positive impact on the world, consider giving back to our watery planet. Here are five ways that you can make a positive impact on our oceans this Giving Tuesday:

1. Support Ocean-Friendly Policies

One of the most significant contributions you can make to help our oceans is to advocate for policies that protect marine habitats and wildlife. Whether it’s at the local or national level, every effort matters and has the potential to make a positive impact on our oceans and waterways. At Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana, we are actively involved in campaigns to combat the proliferation of single-use plastics, save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale from extinction, and safeguard our coasts from dirty offshore drilling. Learn more about these campaigns here.

2. Give to the Cause

Since 2004, we have been building a community of advocates for our oceans, helping thousands of sailing and boating events become sustainable, and empowering youth through our marine science activities. All of these efforts are leading to real, positive changes for marine life and habitats around the world. Donate to Sailors for the Sea on Giving Tuesday and help us continue our work!

3. Be a Green Boater

There are many things you can do aboard your boat and in your home to minimize your environmental impact, from choosing ocean-friendly cleaning products to using renewable energy. Sign up to be a Sailors for the Sea Green Boater, and you’ll receive our Green Boating Guide filled with tips and best practices.

4. Shop our Store

Looking for a unique holiday gift? Our online store features fun items for everyone on your list! Favorite items include our cozy hoodie, octopus sailcloth bucket bag, and insulated tumbler cup. Each purchase supports our programs and efforts to save endangered marine wildlife, protect ocean habitats, and combat ocean pollution. Check it out – new items are added frequently!

5. Empower the Next Generation

Did you know that we offer a library of downloadable marine science lesson plans and resources, completely free of charge for teachers, organizations, and families? Our Kids Environmental Lesson Plans (KELP) now feature over 50 activities designed to address critical ocean health issues and inspire children to become passionate ocean stewards.

Thank you for your support as we work to protect the world’s oceans on Giving Tuesday and every day.