In­land ac­tiv­i­ties also pre­serve the ocean

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD OCEANS DAY -

WHETHER we live on the coast or miles away from the sea, we are all con­nected to the ocean and can take ac­tion to pos­i­tively im­pact ocean health.

Run for the Oceans - This year, you can join the www.worl­do­ceans­day.org/events2/worl­do­ceans-day-5k-10k vir­tual run. A vir­tual run can be done at any lo­ca­tion and time dur­ing the open event date, sim­ply choose your lo­ca­tion then run, walk, jog, bike or even tread­mill your 5 km or 10 km at your pace. Sub­mit your re­sults and re­ceive your medal.

Host a wa­ter clean up – clean up your lo­cal river or dam. Down­load the Aquatic Clean Up Guide at www.worl­do­ceans­day.org/plas­tic-pol­lu­tion-re­sources for a step-by-step guide to or­gan­is­ing your own clean up.

Cook sus­tain­able seafood - Are you a seafood lover even though you live miles away from the ocean? This World Oceans Day, make sure your seafood choices are as ocean friendly as pos­si­ble no mat­ter where you are. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to wwf­sassi.co.za for a list of sus­tain­able fishes

Clean­ing up in­land rivers pro­tects our oceans.

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