Welcome to Inland Empire Utilities Agency's (IEUA) Education Blog featuring up-to-date information on education programs and opportunities which focus on the environment and our most precious natural resource, WATER! IEUA provides various educational opportunities for the community including a free field trip program, bussing mini-grants, educator workshops, poster contests, educational grants, garden program, and much more!
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Wally’s Water Wisdom- World Oceans Day
WALLY'S WATER WISDOM
World Oceans Day is less than one day away and I
have so many exciting tips from it to share with you all! The ocean is the largest
ecosystem on Earth and contains 97% of the world’s water. Regardless of how far
we may live, the ocean is our friend and we are all connected to it in some
way. Plastic straws, bottles, and bags fill our ocean because much of the waste
we generate is not disposed of properly. Did you know that the accumulation of
just one week’s worth of water bottles in the US produces enough bottles to circle
the planet five times? That’s a lot of plastic!
The ocean generates over half
of the oxygen we breathe and is the planet’s life support system. My friends
who live under the water are counting on us to help them make sure they have a
safe place to live. Make the change to help save the lives of our oceans and
underwater friends. Next time you go to the beach and see plastic lying around,
be sure to recycle it! You can also help the ocean by eliminating your usage of
straws or making the switch to reusable bottles and bags! By keeping our oceans
clean, you are taking a stand to help save the homes of many beloved sea
animals such as dolphins, sea turtles, whales, and more!
If we all do our part in becoming guardians of the oceans,
we can ensure the waters stay happy and healthy for not only us, but all our
underwater friends as well. See you next time!