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9 things individuals can do to save the oceans

While most of us don’t enjoy an ocean view day in and day out, the health of this enormous ecosystem is everyone’s business.

It’s been said that change starts at home. If your goal is to make a difference, Lifehacker’s Sherry Gray offers these nine easy suggestions on how you can be the change you wish to see in the world, as the old saying goes.

Eat Sustainable Fish

Certain types of fish are so popular, they are dying out from overfishing. If you like your fish and want to eat them too, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has a free app, Seafood Watch (for iOS and Android), you can download and use at restaurants or at the grocery store. It will help you find a seafood market or restaurant near you with sustainable fish, learn whether your favorite sushi is sustainable, and get recommendations for sustainable fish you might like if one you love is a bad choice for the environment.

Don’t Wash Your Car at Home

Consider all the stuff that washes off your car, and where it goes. If you wash your car at home, you’re washing oil, grease, and fluids like antifreeze and transmission fluid into the sewer, where it flows untreated to the waterways. Most states require professional car washes to limit water use and route used water to a treatment facility or septic system, where it’s filtered.

Full story at Lifehacker.

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