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Your Family Can Help Limit Ocean and Coastal Acidification

Even though ocean and coastal acidification may sound scary, there are simple steps you can take to save money and reduce your contribution to the problem. Simple choices and small behavior changes add up over time and across communities. The first step is to get the facts and make sure your family and community are aware that this issue is real, measureable, and happening now. Anything that reduces energy consumption or increases energy efficiency is the right move because such actions ultimately help to reduce carbon emissions and nutrient pollution.

Follow these links to learn what you and your family can do to reduce your contribution to acidification:

Are you unsure what steps to take at first or just want to learn about your household’s environmental footprint? Calculate your pollution footprints to see how you are doing: