Water Campaign Creatures Focus

There is no denying it, we’ve become a throwaway society.  From over packaged products, trending items, poorly made products and disposable everything; we use it for a very short period of time and throw it away.  It may not be in our hands for long but its footprint on the earth lasts much longer.

Maybe it's using a plastic bag to carry an item only feet from the store to your car or buying bottled water to quench your thirst whenever it's convenient.  While little thought is spent on the impact while doing this, all these things are leaving a permanent mark on the environment and especially our water, and we are responsible for it. 

In the months ahead, ISF will look into the impact pollution has on our water and focus on the deadly ways in which this impacts our creatures. Come along on the journey to help spread awareness, solutions, and action.

Articles

“Water is Life” is a statement so undeniably true, yet in areas where clean water is easily accessible much is taken for granted.  We can easily turn on a faucet, wash dirty dishes and clothes or flush our toilets. Maybe we are so accustomed to using water to clean things, we forget to treasure it and thus we forget how to keep water itself clean. How we treat water determines how all life on earth lives. 

"Wasted at Sea"-  Plastics in our ocean and the impact they have on creatures

This Summer ISF and supporters were cleaning up the beach in Chicago!  They cleaned up 16 lbs of trash and another 7 lbs of trash made it to recycling.  

Ohio Street Beach, Chicago Clean Up

The most endangered marine mammal is the vaquita, and there are less than 30 of these animals left on the planet. The time to help them is now and their populations are endangered because of people.

Vanishing Vaquitas

The biggest threat to marine mammals in our oceans isn’t predators, it’s pollution. Pollution from land as well as toxic chemicals and PCB’s are having detrimental effects on marine mammal populations.

Toxins in Marine Mammals

Coral reefs are often the “rainforests of the sea”. They are one of the most biodiverse habitats in the world and support about 25% of our ocean creatures.

The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Corals

The BP oil spill began on April 20, 2010 and 10 years later the area is still showing devastating effects.

Eight Years Later: The Continued Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Ocean Life

Climate change is having devastating effects on our oceans and our planet and is affecting populations of wildlife including fish, marine mammals and corals.

The Effects of Climate Change on Krill