The Ocean’s Voice

Mar 13 2012

Our January caption contest featured a picture of a cute dolphin frolicking through the ocean: 

“Whole ocean to myself. Everybody else? Swimmin’ with the humans. SUCKAS!” –Dede, contest winner

 In addition to winning a Sea•thos tote bag, we asked our contest winner, Dede, to share what she loves about the ocean and how she gives it a voice. Here is what Dede had to say!

1. What do you love about the ocean, and why?

What I love about the ocean is….the calming effect it seems to have on people including me, which if you knew me, you’d know that was a miracle, there’s very little that I find calming, & I don’t relax easily. I don’t really get in the ocean because a very long time ago, I made a deal with wildlife…it doesn’t come into my house and I won’t kill it, I don’t go into its house and it doesn’t kill me ..lol.  But I do love going to the ocean, closing my eyes and just listening to the sound of the water…..moving. 

 

2. In what ways are you helping the ocean or the planet? (recycling, using a reusable bag, driving less etc.)

 

 I use reusable bags when I shop for pretty much everything but meat.  That goes in a plastic bag, because if any of the, um liquid from the meat leaks in to the canvas bags it can cause bacteria to grow and nobody wants that, but I do only use them for meat, I use canvas for all my other shopping.  I’m a firm believer that one person can’t do everything, but they can do something, and if each person just took responsibility for their own little piece of the earth, the task of keeping things clean and sustainable wouldn’t seem so daunting.

 

3. If you could give the ocean a voice, what would you say?

 

If I could speak for the ocean, I suppose I would say to people that if they just took the time to think and do the things that are in their ability to do, use canvas bags to shop, pick up trash when they see it, don’t dump plastic in the trash…recycle…the ocean might very well be able to heal itself.

 

Many thanks to Dede for sharing with us, and helping the ocean!

 

Do you want to give the ocean a voice? 

To be featured in a blog, answer the following questions and send them to team@seathos.org 
Feel free to include pictures!

1. Why do you love the ocean (or what do you love about the ocean)?
2. In what ways are you helping the ocean or the planet? (recycling, using a reusable bag, driving less etc.)
3. If you could give the ocean a voice, what would you say?

Stay tuned for upcoming caption contests!

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