Happy World Ocean Day everybody ♥︎
In honor of today’s event I wanted to tell you a little bit about the ocean, its pollution, some pretty astonishing facts & numbers about it and what every one of us can do about it.
So first, why do we celebrate the World Ocean Day?
- to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are basically the lungs of our planet, which means they are providing most of the oxygen we breathe
- to inform everybody of the impact of human actions on the ocean
- to develop a worldwide movement
- because the oceans are a major source of food
- to celebrate together the beauty & the wealth of the ocean
But as you probably know the oceans are in trouble because they are sooo polluted, overfished and exploited by us humans. A couple of weeks ago I went to San Diego and LA together with Davidoff, National Geographics and some other Instagram people – basically to raise awareness on my social media accounts & to use my reach for a good cause. I know you guys loved my Snapchat Story back then. Can you remember? I talked about some key facts and some tips on how to reduce our plastic consumption. But now I thought a blogpost would be a little more long-lasting than 24 hours haha. And have a look at those facts! Crazy, right?
So what can we do about this now? Most of the times we think that we can do nothing as a single person in our daily life. Someone from National Geographics told me that it’s so much easier to prevent for example plastic from getting into the ocean than to try to clean it up afterwards. The EASIEST thing is to buy and use less plastic. Plastic bottles and shopping bags often end up in the ocean and stay there for generations. So just use glass or reusable bottles and bring your own bag if you go shopping! Further you can of course support projects like the “Pristine Sea’s Expedition” by National Geographics. Davidoff Cool Water has supported this project for aaaages and their goal is to protect 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020 & inform people what they can do to help.
I will share some more pictures of my trip to San Diego in July! Because there will be a short movie and I’m going to be a part of it!! ♥︎