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There are so many things to discover
Read about sea turtles, sand tiger sharks, wind energy and more at our virtual bookshelf.
Get to know a new animal every month with photos, videos and cool facts.
You can help save animals in the wild by doing simple things in your own home.
You can help Save ANimals
simple actions can help in a big way
What action can I do?
This month you can help animals by using a reusable water bottle!
Say "No!" to single-use plastic bottles.
Why should I help?
Did you know that about 100.7 billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in the US in 2014? That's about 315 bottles per person. Not all of those bottles end up at the recycling center - a lot of those bottles end up in the ocean. About 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our ocean every year! Plastic is a valuable resource - but plastic pollution is a huge and unecessary problem. However, it's in our hands to fix that problem! We can refill our REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES several times instead of using a single-use plastic bottle only once.
how can I help?
- Grab your reusable water bottle! It's that easy!
- You can refill your reusable water bottles more than once instead of using a single-use bottle only once.
- If you do use a single-use plastic bottle be sure to RECYCLE it! These plastics can be made into t-shirts and other bottles!
- There are many resources on the internet that you can check out. Here are a few: Plastic Ocean Project, 5Gyres, Plastic Oceans.
The Ocean is In Our Hands!
The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is proud to have joined a collection of 19 aquariums across the country to launch the In Our Hands campaign.
The campaign's initiative is for everyone to reduce single-use plastic and choose alternatives instead.
We're walking the walk too - replacing plastic straws with paper straws in our snack bars and adding water bottle refilling stations next to our water fountains.
The future of the ocean and lakes and rivers is In Our Hands!
You can help and do your part!
To learn more, visit OURHANDS.org