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World Ocean’s Day and Smart Living at the Two Oceans Aquarium…

June 10th, 2016 · 5 Comments

In our home we take things like Earth Day last week and World Ocean’s Day this week, very seriously and so to join in the event… we had a bit of a think about the things that we do.

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In the scheme of environmental crisis where every problem appears to be far bigger than us, the kid in me wants to leave it to “the grown-ups.” Turns out we are the grown-ups, and we have to start doing environmental things ourselves… nobody else is going to fix it. The time has come, the Walrus said… when every little bit really does count. The most important thing we can do is learn more… yes we can make sure that we don’t use chemicals in our homes and we can do beach clean ups… but if we don’t know the “why” behind it, it is very hard to follow through. We recycled, we did beach clean ups, but until we actually grasped exactly where our garbage goes we weren’t vigilant about it. As soon as we knew where our garbage was going it became so much easier to create less garbage… first we reduced our garbage by half… composting and recycling everything… then half again. It can be done. The key is not so much doing something because it is the right thing to do, that’s a start. The key is doing something because the opposite is too horrible to contemplate.

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Our local aquarium, The Two Oceans Aquarium and yes we are huge fans, has always been one step ahead of the rest in teaching folk about what must be done to protect the ocean, let’s just begin with the overwhelming beauty…

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There is always something new, interesting and just incredible to look at…

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Their educational outreach is unprecedented…

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The Smart Living Exhibit

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We recently visited the Smart Living Exhibit a hands on, touch, feel and engaging learning experience. Games to play, screens to explore, ideas to think about, take home tips and real live learning, without feeling like you are learning at all. This exhibit is exactly like stepping into one of those cool books packed with infographics… only this isn’t a book, it is real life. There are four components to the Smart Living Learning experience:

  • Biodiversity: That’s what we need to protect… make the right choices, like composting your compostable garbage… had I known how easy it was I would have started years ago.
  • Water: Save it, save it, save it… our present water shortage is critical, make sure that you aren’t responsible for wasting a drop of it.
  • Energy: use it carefully, sparingly, be wise… little changes can make a vast difference here and the fact that it costs so much should be enough to get us all lessening our energy usage.
  • Waste: Better shopping practices means less packaging and less garbage, we really have to re-think our garbage practices on a global scale… everything we are tossing out, wherever you live… really does end up in the sea.

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If you are looking for a way to keep up to speed with your kids and their green living ideas, then head over to the aquarium to find out the what, where and why behind greener living…

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This is not a sponsored post, we simply write about the Two Oceans Aquarium because we love it there.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cassey // Jun 10, 2016 at 8:57 am

    A reminder that we should make another aquarium trip sooner rather than later.
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  • 2 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Jun 10, 2016 at 11:59 am

    What a great reminder that it really is up to us… collectively AND individually. xo

  • 3 se7en // Jun 11, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Ooohhh Cassey… I think this holidays the Aquarium is going to be a must visit, they are opening the new tank and it is going to be totally fabulous!!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!

  • 4 se7en // Jun 11, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Hay Christi, Isn’t that the truth… Hope you guys are having a great weekend!!!

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