The date January 8 (8.1) represents the current pH of the ocean. This is an opportunity to help Congress, states, local governments and coastal communities learn more about ocean acidification and commit to addressing it.
From across the nation, whether you’re from California, Alaska, North Carolina or Alabama, here are 10 things you can do:
10 things you can do:
- Educate yourself on the causes and impacts
- Check out the The Future Ocean Podcast to learn about what carbon policy can do for oceans
- Learn about Federal legislation http://www.ioosassociation.org/advocacy
- Assess your carbon footprint http://www.footprintcalculator.org/
- Find out what local governments, businesses and schools in your area are doing to reduce their fossil fuels, and support those efforts
- Host a speaker in your community
- Challenge yourself to bring up OA when discussing climate change
- Join the OA Information Exchange https://www.oainfoexchange.org/index.html
- Connect with the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network!