#RandomActsofConservation 22nd – 28th October

#RandomActsofConservation is a campaign designed to suggest one simple, quick and easy random act of conservation every day.
 

Monday 22nd October

Switch to plastic free kitty litter!

Those of you that know us  know we are a little bit animal crazy. Our customers laugh when we tell them that the four paws and particularly Grumble are actually incharge of the dive centre.  So this one is for all of you pet lovers out there!

 

Tuesday 23rd October

Take some time out to learn about some of the things that effect our oceans and why now is the Time to Act!

Check out this little film put together by our very own photographer Nick Shallcross.

 
 


 

Wednesday 24th October

I’m bored, bored of the rubbish on TV…..I know, lets play a board game. Unplug the TV and invite some friends round as well!

Save  power by unplugging the TV for the night, saves your friends powering their whole house for the night. A nice one that will help the earth breath a bit easier for the night.

 

Thursday 25th October

The solution to the marine plastic pollution problem starts with you. Take the 5Gyres plastic promise.

The marine plastic pollution problem has now got so bad there are five Gyres (Gyres are giant garbage patches) in our oceans. They are so big and dangerous to shipping that they how have to go around them which adds to fuel and transportation costs adding more CO2 to the atmosphere. Make a plastic promise with 5Gyres!


 

Friday 26th October

Helping a big cat can help the environment. Find out how!

Aaaah!! puddycaat…..so….if I help save the tigers, I also help save the forest and the entire ecosystem that goes with it. Plus a few million tonnes of coal doesn’t get get burnt…where do I sign?


 

Saturday 27th October

Poverty was one of the main reasons behind yesterdays act so today let’s address that problem today!

Big businesses and governments target the poor for cheap labour and resources.  Consumerism in wealthy countries is driving this thirst for cheap goods. It isn’t the poor that get rich, it’s the rich that get richer. This balance has to change because ending poverty is crucial to ending some of the problems faced by the environment. Unlike poverty, the problems with the environment will effect us all –  rich or poor.

 

Sunday 28th October

Why would you buy pre-packed fruit when you can walk next door and buy it nice and fresh. More importantly it’s not wrapped in plastic.

Find out some more great ways you can reduce your plastic here on a blog by Ayesha!

Nature already provides bananas with a protective skin that keeps it fresh for ages. There is no need to then take that off, place it in a polystyrene tray and rap it in plastic….it already comes with it’s own protective skin!!!!
 

To really get involved join the campaign on Facebook, or follow the Twitter #RandomActsofConservation. Feel free to add you own voice to the campaign by posting ideas to our Facebook page or Tweeting using the #RandomActsOfConservation #Hastag.

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#RandomActsofConservation 15th – 21st October

#RandomActsofConservation is a campaign designed to suggest one simple, quick and easy random act of conservation every day.


 

Monday 15th October

What’s wrong with our food systems?

Just being informed with the right information helps us make the right choices. So today let’s find out what’s wrong with our food systems. But #RandomActsofConservation thinks that 11 year old Birke Baehr can explain it better than we ever could. Have a look at this amazing kid’s TEDtalk.

 

Tuesday 16th October

Do you really need that plastic straw?

Over 500 million plastic straws are used A DAY in the US alone.

“Why thank you kind sir/madam but I won’t be needing the plastic straw as it appears you have already provided me with a glass container that seems to be giving me, the correct amount of fluids to my mouth every time I put it to my mouth and tilt it a bit…….. ” Or
something along them lines…..

If you are in Thailand “My ow luud Kap” is what you need !

Take the plastic straw pledge here

What a few more ideas on how to live a plastic free life? Check out Beths page…

 

Wednesday 17th October

It’s been one month of #RandonActsofConservation and we would like to say  thank you. Today help by getting your friends and family invloved!

 It only takes a minute to start a movement and today’s #RandomActofConservation is to take a minute to help our movement.
Share #RandomActofConservation with you friends and family and get them involved. The more people  who do small random acts the bigger voice or influance we collectively have in make a difference. Share it on Facebook or through Twitter and get people invovled!

 

Thursday 18th October

Get the Internet off coal!

This was our very first #RandomActsofConservation and today we want to give it another push. Company’s like Microsoft and Apple and others draw the energy they use to store your music, photo’s, emails and videos predominantly from coal power.
One of our greatest concerns  is Ocean Acidification which is driven by us burning fossil fuels. If you didn’t make the pledge last time have a go now and help #RandomActsofConservation itself get off coal.

 

Friday 19th October

A fun Friday film about sharks!
 


 

A short fun film from the Master Divers gang highlighting the plight of our finned friends, check it out and share because tomorrow we will try and help some more.

 

Saturday 20th October

Ban the Fin Trade!

Sharks help maintain the health of the ocean and as Apex predators they are vital in maintaining a critical balance to the ocean. Add your voice to Shark Savers petition to help protect sharks in Canada’s waters.

 

Sunday 21st October

This time last week we unplugged everything in the house and went for a walk. This week let’s take our hands with us!

How about when we go for a walk today lets walk for half an hour, turn around and pick rubbish up on the way back and get involved with the twohandsproject.

 

 

To really get involved join the campaign on Facebook, or follow the Twitter #RandomActsofConservation. Feel free to add you own voice to the campaign by posting ideas to our Facebook page or Tweeting using the #RandomActsOfConservation #Hastag.

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#RandomActsofConservation 8th-14th October’12

#RandomActsofConservation is a campaign designed to suggest one simple, quick and easy random act of conservation every day.


 

Monday 8th October

Pick up three pieces of rubbish and save the from going into the ocean.

Check out  Take 3 for the sea.

If this isn’t a life choice yet at least have a go today and let the sea breath a bit easier….

 

Tuesday 9th October

Watch and share this fun clip about why having Marine Protected Areas are vital for our survival.

Last week we asked you to put your name to a petition to make the Ross sea an MPA. Today you can find out why MPA’s are important. National Geographic have put this fun and simple cartoon together to help us understand why, check it out and share it with your friends. On Saturday let’s see if we can help another one get off the ground.

 



 

 

Wednesday 10th October

Walk to work Wednesday!

Gets you fit, saves a bit of wear and tear on the car or bike by not having as many miles on the clock and it saves money. More importantly it lessens your impact on the environment. We know not everyone can walk, but there are other ways you can make the journey to work and reduce your impact. You could car share with a work mate, take public transport, or even better, ride a bike.

 

Thursday 11th October

MEAT!!!! take a day off from eating meat

For most of us it’s hard to see the harm meat has on the environment. The facts are that millions of acres of potentially productive farmland is used for cows to feed on. On top of that over half the grain grown in the world is fed to livestock. This requires huge amounts of water and energy to feed just the wealthy. Just a small amount of that grain used for cattle could feed the starving of the world.

 

Friday 12th October

Yesterday we took the day off meat, today lets find out why....

Watch this video to see the horrific facts and please share it on your Facebook or Twitter account too.

 

 



 

Saturday 13th October

Canada’s coast line is one of the largest in the world. Add you voice to help protect it!

Canada’s coast line is home to many whales, Orcas and other marine life. The other day we found out why making parts of the ocean MPA’s is a good thing. Now let’s petition for another one. Less than one percent of the ocean is protected but much more needs to be done to keep a health ocean that can sustain us all.

 

Sunday 14th October

Let’s unplug everything and go for a nice walk!

It seems like it’s a get fit week this week, Wednesday we walked to work. Today let take a walk on the wild side. It’s the weekend so let’s walk up an appetite, unplug the stuff in the house, leave the TV behind and go for a walk. Burn off some calories and let the earth breath a bit easier. Weather looking a bit rubbish? How about a board game instead of the TV, you know the board game were on about! The one that you’ve had stashed in the cupboard that only comes out at Christmas when the family’s round.

 

To really get involved join the campaign on Facebook, or follow the Twitter #RandomActsofConservation. Feel free to add you own voice to the campaign by posting ideas to our Facebook page or Tweeting using the #RandomActsOfConservation #Hastag.

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#Random Acts of Conservation 1st-7th October’12

#RandomActsofConservation is a campaign designed to suggest one simple, quick and easy random act of conservation every day.

 

Monday  1st October’12

Sign this petition to ensure the Ross Sea becomes a protected area.

Help protect the Ross Sea which is one of the worlds last great wildernesses. It’s home to whales, orcas, dolphins and many other species. World leaders are getting together to decide the fate of this habitat, so let’s tell them what we want from this meeting which is having the area made into Marine Protected Area that gives the whales, orcas and dolphins a safe haven were they can live and breed.

 

Tuesday 2nd October’12

Get yourself a re-usuable cup for your take-away beverages.

This one goes out to all the Americano-Frappa-Choca-Farta-lotta-Mocha-Latte kids and those of us that luv a nice cuppa tea too!! 500 billion disposable cups are made every year that can’t be recycled because they coat the paper cups in plastic. They can’t be made out of recycled paper because of the fear of toxins. So how about a different way, get yourself a reusable cup and ask the nice person at the coffee shop to fill it. Click this link and share this page on your social media to help spread the word.

You can read some more information here..

 

Wednesday 3rd October’12

Conserve energy when boiling your kettle.

So we wanted to follow that up yesterday with something we can do when making our cups of tea and coffee at home. Only put enough water in the kettle to fill your cup and no more. The more water you put in the longer it takes to boil and the more energy is required.  This one was given to us by Linzi Trafford, thanks Linzi!

 

Thursday 4th October’12

Sign this petition asking for a new toxic chemical safety act to be passed to limit harm to the ocean.

As we know the problems are facing the environment are many. One of them is the input of chemicals in the ocean. These chemicals not only effect the marine life but ours as well. Sign this petition from the Ocean Futures Society and Jean-Michel Cousteau asking for a new Toxic Chemicals Safety Act to be passed and why it’s important for you.

 

Friday 5th October’12

Stop the slaughter of dolphins.

If you haven’t seen the film The Cove you should, it is one of the saddest films you’re going to see but it certainly informed me about the problems these beautiful creatures face. Todays act isn’t to watch the the film even though everybody should, todays act is to add your name to The Cove’s petition to stop this yearly slaughter from happening. You can sign and learn more here

This one was given to us by Gaz Lyden – thanks Gaz.

 

Friday 6th October’12

Get your friends to repay the favour and go around to their house for dinner.

A couple of weeks ago we had our friends round for dinner! We saved your friends from powering their homes for a night, saving them money, and reducing their CO2 emissions even if they don’t realize it. So today it’s their turn to repay the act – and make sure you share transport on the way over too !

 

Saturday 7th October’12 

No one should go hungry.

Poverty has a huge impact on the environment, big companies and governments exploit poor nations for cheap labor and their natural resourses to feed a few peoples wants but not everyones needs. Sign the petition to help Oxfam lobby for change.
To really get involved join the campaign on Facebook, or follow the Twitter #RandomActsofConservation. Feel free to add you own voice to the campaign by posting ideas to our Facebook page or Tweeting using the #RandomActsOfConservation #Hastag.

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#Random Acts of Conservation 24th – 30th Sept’12

#RandomActsofConservation is a campaign designed to suggest one simple, quick and easy random act of conservation every day.

 

Monday 24th Sept’12
 Help protect our Oceans, food and livelihoods with a petition to change fishing regulations.

Current fishing regulations are destroying not just the fish stock  that fishermen are allowed to take but also the ones they aren’t. Actually that’s a lie, it’s not that they are not allowed to catch the other fish, they just aren’t aloud to sell them.  What happens then is that they are caught in the process but because its illegal to land them they get thrown back into the sea dead. This is the definition of ‘by catch’. To make a living more of the legal catch must be landed creating even more ‘by catch’. We now have the situation where for every 10 tonnes of fish sold to market 50 to 100 tonnes of bye catch is being thrown back dead. Something drastically needs to be done, to help we can add our voice to a World Wildlife Fund campaign for ‘More fish in the sea’.

 

Tuesday 25th Sept’12
Find out the impact of the seafood choices you make has on the ocean!

So yesterday on #RandomActsofConservation we asked you to get involved with WWF’s campaign for better fishing regulations. So today is about the why! What are the impacts of the seafood choices you make. Being better informed help’s you make a better decisions in in what foods you eat and this in turn helps change to a more sustainable future. So today’s act is a bit of education.

 

Wednesday 26th Sept’12

‘Pull the Plug’ on wasting electric!

#RandomActsof Conservation ‘s biggest worries is ocean acidification. This is caused by the increase of CO2 in our atmostphere which is being transfered into the ocean putting pressure on the organisms that live there. We get most of the oxygen we breath from our oceans so bringing CO2 levels down is vital for our survival. Todays ramdom act is simply to unplug everything you’re not using. If your laptop charger is still plugged in it is still drawing power even if your laptop isn’t charging. If you turn your TV off but there is a little red light on, your TV is still drawing power. This is costing you money and hurting the environment. You can make this game fun as well, I like to go round my friends house and when they aren’t looking unplug everything – well maybe not the fridge!

 

Thursday  27th Sept’12

 Reduce your plastic waste!

You know we hate plastic, which means we love Beth Terry !  Beth walks, talks, lives and breathes her one woman campaign to rid the world of plastic and is truly an inspiration.  Check out her plastic free guide – there’s over 90 ideas of how you can reduce your plastic waste – you’ve got to able to implement at least a few of them very easily!

 

Friday 28th Sept’12

Save some more sharks!!!

They’re far better in the ocean than your supermarket after all !  The Dive Tribe have put together a petition to try to put a stop to the Makro supermarket chain in Thailand selling Shark meat. The more fronts we can fight this problem the better.

 

Saturday 29th Sept’12

Share a Shower with a bucket!!!

This one isn’t quite as fun as showering with a friend like last week but hey!  Aim the shower out a bit and place the bucket where the water falls and stand inbetween the bucket and the shower. I’ve tried this and filled a whole bucket by the time I had finished. This is great here in Thailand as a bucket and a scoop is how we flush are toilets so I’m saving a bucket a day. We also know that some of you might not want a bucket sitting in you bathroom the whole time, so instead maybe us the water for the plants outside. If showering with a bucket doesn’t float you boat just shave a few minutes of your shower time or turn it off while you soap yourself up and save a large amount too.

 

Sunday 30th Sept’12

 Connect 4 Conservation. Let the world know that you need nature – and that you believe in protecting it!

 

Stand up for nature, we need it for our health, job, food, oxygen and water. Add you name to the growning list of people that are demanding our world leaders to find a solution now.

 
To really get involved join the campaign on Facebook, or follow the Twitter #RandomActsofConservation. Feel free to add you own voice to the campaign by posting ideas to our Facebook page or Tweeting using the #RandomActsOfConservation #Hastag.

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#Random Acts of Conservation for the 17th-23rd Sept’12

#RandomActsofConservation is a campaign designed to suggest one simple, quick and easy random act of conservation every day.
 

Mon 17th Sep’12
Sign this Greenpeace petition to lobby large internet and technology company’s to stop using coal to power their industry.
#RandomActsofConservation is very much internet driven and that in itself has and impact on our environment. We want to address that problem first because company’s like Microsoft and Apple and others draw the energy they use to store your music, photo’s, emails and videos predominantly from coal power. One of our greatest concerns ocean acidification which is driven by burning fossil fuels. So our first #RandomActofConservation is a Greenpeace petition ask some of these big companies to stop using coal power. This is also a great example of how your vote can make a difference as a similar campaign to this has already worked with Facebook.
 

 Tues 18th Sept’12
Pump your cars tires.
Under inflated tyres cause resistance making you car work harder than it should which in turn uses more petrol. So not only is this going to save you money, make your journey safer but it reduces CO2 emissions that lead to ocean acidification. If you want to find out more ways of reducing car CO2 emissions and leave a few more pounds in your pocket check out the UK Governments advice on greener travel.
 

 Wed 19th Sept’12
Sign this petition to aid with lobbying the worlds environmental leaders to SAVE SHARKS!
Sharks are apex predators, if we loose them it affects every organism down the food chain. To keep a healthy ocean it needs diversity and apex predators are part of that balance of nature. Everyone of us relies on the oxygen that our ocean provides and coral reefs need that diversity to survive.

 

Thurs 20th Sept’12
Have friends round for dinner!
This will save your friends from powering their homes for a night, saving them money, and reducing their CO2 emissions even if they don’t realize it. There are some other ways you can increase the positive impact this random act can have. When you ask your friends around get them to share transport. Ask them to pull all their plugs out before leaving home so nothing is on standby. Cook them a  non-meat/fish meal and hopefully your friends will repay the favour next week.
 

Friday 21st Sept’12
Pick up three pieces of plastic litter and TAKE THREE FOR THE SEA!
Aaaaargh Plastics!!!!!! It suffocates our oceans and the life that lives there and makes it’s way into our own food chain. So today we are going to Take 3 For The Sea. If we leave the rubbish lying on the floor it will most likely end up in the ocean. This is soooo quick and easy it should be a life choice.
 
Sat 22nd Sept’12
Watch and share this video.
Yesterday we took 3 for the sea, so today we can find out what would have happened to it if we had left it and why we all should reduce, reuse and recycle our plastic use.

 
Sun 23rd Sept’12
Share a shower with a friend to save water!
A cheeky one to finish the week.
 

To really get involved join the campaign on Facebook, or follow the Twitter #RandomActsofConservation. Feel free to add you own voice to the campaign by posting ideas to our Facebook page or Tweeting using the #RandomActsOfConservation #Hastag.
 

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# Random Acts of Conservation

Random Acts of Conservation ran for around 6 months. We enjoyed putting it together and we had some success too. However our passion is really focused on reducing single use plastic waste and cleaning up the single use plastic that is out there. Therefore we have decided to focus our efforts single mindedly on this cause.  So stay tuned to the blog, Facebook and Twitter to find out more….

 
 

 

The environment and the problems facing it isn’t one big problem but many little ones that add up. Every day a new problem seems to appear. Trying to tackle them all can seen daunting. It can seem so overwhelming that you don’t know where to start. In a society that is increasingly time poor, its easy to think you can’t make a difference.

 

#RandomActsofConservation is a campaign designed to suggest one simple, quick and easy random act of conservation every day.

Give it a go and share it with your friends too.

Get Involved – It’s Quick and Easy !

Each week we will post a summary below. To really get involved join the campaign on Facebook, or follow the Twitter #RandomActsofConservation.

Feel free to add you own voice to the campaign by posting ideas to our Facebook page or Tweeting using the #RandomActsOfConservation #Hastag.

 4th-12th Feb’13

28th – 3rd Feb

  21st-27th Jan’13

14th – 20th Jan’13

 7th-13th Jan’13

31st Dec-6th Jan’13

24th-30th Dec’12

17th-23rd Dec’12

10th-16th December’12

3rd – 9th December’12

26th Nov-2nd December’12

19th -25th November’12

12th-18th November’12

5th-11th November’12

29th Oct-4th November’12

22nd-28th October’12

15th – 21st October’12

8th-14th October’12

1st-7th October’12

24th – 30th Sept’12

17th – 23rd Sept’12