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Ten Things YOU Can do to Save Our Ocean!
1.LEARN all you can. Read, surf the web and experience the ocean directly.
2.Be a SMART SHOPPER. Ask grocery stores and restaurants about the source of their seafood.
3. CONSERVE water. Be careful when washing your car or watering your lawn.
4.REDUCE household pollutants. Cut down and properly dispose of herbicides, peticides and cleaning products.
5.REDUCE waste. Dispose of trash properly. Where possible, recycle, re-use, and compost.
6.REDUCE automobile pollution. Use fuel efficient vehicles or carpol. Recycle moter oil and repair oil and air conditioning leaks.
7.PROTECT ocean wildlife. Don't dispose of fishing lines, nets, or plastic items in or near the water.
8.BE CONSIDERATE of sealife habitats. Don't bother sea birds, mammals, and turles or their nesting grounds. Support marine protected areas.
9.GET INVOLVED. Take part in a beach cleanup or other ocean-related activities.
10.CARE! PASS ON YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
"It doesn't take a genius to keep our planet clean." - Ryan Turner
One half of the U.S. population lives in the coastal zone.
One in every six jobs is marine-related.
One third of the U.S. Gross National Product is produced in the coastal zone.
"Ten Things" and "Facts" from a presentation by Dr. Mark Hixon about the International Year of the Ocean, STILL relevant today!
Planning to Retire Soon!
If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines