What can you do?

How can you help protect the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot?

Participate in the 10 simple things you can do to help our oceans below...

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Why use ocean-friendly sunscreen?

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How can you properly recycle in your area?

Recycling helps preserve natural resources, save manufacturing energy, reduces pollution, and saves money.  Recycling bins all take different kinds of recycling. Some only take cardboard while some will only take bottles or cans. Check for a label on the recycling bin before using it.  For more information about the recycling rules in your area, call your County Recycling Coordinator.

Want to know where to recycle odd products?  Visit Earth 911 to find the nearest locations for specific items you are looking to recycle.


What can you do to save sea turtles?

Learn what actions you can take to help save sea turtles.


What can you do to protect seagrasses?

Healthy seagrasses are vital for the ecosystem, water quality and the ecomony.  Approximately 70% of Florida’s fish species rely on seagrasses for at least art of their life cycle.  Learn more about why seagrasses should be preserved and what  actions you can take to help protect them...

What can you do to protect the environment?

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Anything else?  Yes...

  1. Oraganize or participate in a beach clean-up
  2. Keep microplastics out of the water
  3. Reduce fertilizer usage
  4. Advocate for sustainable practices in your town.  Encourage them to become Beacon Cities!
  5. Follow safe boating practices
  6. Be mindful of and practice sustainability in your everyday life!
  7. Engage with elected officials to make sure they know environmental health is important to you
  8. Volunteer with local organizations working to protect the waters
  9. Donate to non-profit ocean conservation organizations
  10. Support research activities
  11. Learn about the challenges and solutions to our waters and help spread the word to others