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Ocean Helper Update - December 2019

Reducing Plastic Waste - Tip of the Month!

Each month we are aiming to bring you a new and fun tip to reduce plastic waste in your everyday life. This month Tammi, our clean ocean campaigner, has this great tip for you:

Hi Everyone!

For December I decided to embrace the holiday spirit and focus on having a plastic free Christmas.

This year I wanted to take my plastic free lifestyle and sprinkle some festive magic on it as well as sharing it with my friends and family. So, instead of buying rolls of sparkling, glittery, un-recyclable wrapping paper I am making my own! Using brown wrapping paper and some eco paint and stamps I crafted my own, fully recyclable wrapping paper for all my Christmas gifts.

The great thing about this project is that you can personalise each gift for the person you are giving too. Various colors, shapes and patterns plus it is so much better for the environment and more thoughtful.

Check out my examples below, and if you try this out for yourself then please share a photo with us! I would love to see your creativity!

Homemade Gift Wrap 1Homemade Gift Wrap 2

Ocean Helper's December

This month we have been looking at reducing waste and plastic this holiday season. Click on the image below to read our full guide with hints and tip.

Plastic Free Christmas Tips

As the year is coming to an end we would love to hear from you. You can contact us either on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or via email directly - help@oceanhelper.com - we want your input on which charities you want us to support next year, 2020 and also what causes you want us to fight for. 

This month we have shared a petition to help protect the coral reef, and we are also going to be talking about the climate crisis our world is facing as well as standing up to Nestle. So keep your eyes peeled for our emails with more information on that!

Surfers Against Sewage

This month Surfers Against Sewage are counting down to Christmas with daily tips for how to have a plastic free Christmas. Check out their Facebook page for more information. 

Surfers Against Sewage Christmas Countdown - Facebook

| Shared from Surfers against Sewage's Facebook Page - Click Here to follow and support them. 

Turtle Rescue Update

Sea Turtle Underwater

Thanks to your support, as of December 1st 2019 we have been able to rescue 22,596 sea turtle hatchling!

Want to help us save some more sea turtles? Check out our incredible offer on Opal Ocean Turtle Hatchling Necklace here, each one sold saves an adorable baby sea turtle! Or browse OceanHelper.com - every single purchase saves at least one baby sea turtle!

Monthly Appreciation

December Appreciation

This month we want to share an incredibly inspiring post from one of our Clean Ocean Campaign, Shawn Bath and all the work he and his team have been doing. 

Shawn says:

"It's not very glamorous but this is how it has to be done for now, hands on. Day after day I crawl the bottoms of our Newfoundland harbours retrieving ghost nets and ocean trash like these old tires, and for my efforts I'm being called everything from a hero to a fool.

I have been volunteering to clean our oceans for over a year and a half now, I started it out of love for our oceans and I continue because I know once I stop no one will come behind me and do what I have tried to do. Our marine ecosystems are in trouble and too few seem to care.

One thing is abundantly clear, there is a lot more money for those destroying our oceans than those protecting it. It's dangerous and dirty but I'm loving it beyond belief.

Leaving a healthy ocean for our kids and grand kids should be first and foremost for us all.

I honestly don't have the funds to do this without your help. If you want to see this continue and grow, please consider donating to our cause. gf.me/u/vupgch or email to cleanharboursNL@hotmail.com"

If you have a moment, please head over to Shawn's post and give it a like and a share. Click here.

Decembers Special Offer

This month at OceanHelper.com you not only get 20% off when you enter the code DECEMBER19 at the checkout we are also offer every order over $29 will receive a free Leather Sea Turtle Bracelet!

**Please note that offers cannot always be used in conjunction with one another.

Merry Christmas from Ocean Helper

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