Even though Crested Butte is not close to an ocean, most of us eat some fish and shellfish and enjoy the occasional surf and sand vacation. As the oceans become more acidic from carbon- pollution, many ocean species including plankton are suffering. Plankton species are not only the base of the ocean food web, they also produce half of the world’s oxygen. We can help carbon-pollution by reducing our carbon footprint. Driving fuel efficient cars, limiting our driving and airplane trips when possible, making sure that our homes are well insulated, and eating organically produced foods to limit toxic runoff into streams and rivers are all positive actions to make our oceans more sustainable.
Be the Change.