1 Promise How You Can Save The Ocean Too Share Article: In celebration of World Ocean Day, we’re taking a look at how we can work together to reduce our impact on one of our planet’s most precious resources. 1. Ditch the disposable Do your best to use reusable bags, beverage cups and food containers. Find ways to replace disposable plastic products with more eco-friendly options. Take it one step further, using products that have been recycled from something else: glasses made from wine bottles, for example! 2. Skip the straw Millions of plastic straws pollute our ocean, choking endangered animals like sea turtles. According to Ocean Conservancy, the average American dines out four times a week and almost everyone is served a straw. Ask your waiter or waitress to skip the straw, and help keep millions of plastic straws out of the ocean and landfills. 3. Make sustainable seafood choices Photo by: Andrew Sullivan Photography Fish populations are being depleted due to high demand, loss of habitat and unsustainable fishing practices. Opt for healthy and sustainable seafood options when dining out. At 1 Hotels South Beach we launched PREY, a pop-up sustainable sushi restaurant conceived by chef Bun Lai, as a way to draw attention to more creative, eco-friendly fare. (PREY is no longer at 1 Hotel South Beach) 4. Help take care of the beach When you’re enjoying the sandy beaches and salty waves, always clean up after yourself. Respect the marine environment by disposing of any trash or debris. Also, avoid interfering with the wildlife; moving shells, coral and rocks is disruptive to the marine eco-system. 5. Power down Using fossil fuels adds carbon dioxide gas into the air, which creates the greenhouse effect that traps the sun’s heat. More heat means warmer oceans, which negatively impacts marine life. Powering down, walking or biking, and using energy efficient light bulbs are three ways to easily reduce your carbon footprint. How do you pledge to reduce your impact? Tweet us at @1Hotelswith hashtag #1Hotels. Share Article: Other Articles You May Enjoy 5 Ways to Stay Sustainably Styled in 2019 from Everything But Water Looking to stay fashion-forward on your next beach vacation while still being earth-friendly? We spoke to our friends at Everything But Water -- our neighbors at 1 Hotel South Beach -- to get their pointers on looking your best on the beach while still reducing your carbon footprint. View Story Do All the Good You Can: Ending 2018 on a High Note As we look ahead to the future - to 2019 and beyond - we know how important it will be to support the work of organizations centered around curbing climate change and protecting the environment. To end the year on a high note, 1 Hotels is donating to The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and The Environmental Defense Fund to support the important work each organization is doing. We invite you to do the same. View Story Tagged as 1 Promise Intentional Gift Giving The holiday season is a perfect time of year to share gifts that both reflect your values and inspire others to go green. Here are some ideas on how to shop sustainably and ethically for gifts, and how you could encourage sustainable behavior of friends and family... View Story Tagged as 1 Promise To minimize the use of plastic in your own life, look around your home and work to identify plastic items. From there, seek to find alternatives.