Ways to Give Back to Our Ocean This Holiday Season

When it comes to supporting our ocean this year, there are so many ways to give back

As we dive into December, don’t forget that our ocean could use that extra dose of gratitude and love we tend to show each other during the holiday season. Whether you support our ocean by signing a petition to protect the Arctic or donating in honor of a loved one with a passion for the sea, there are so many ways to add the ocean to your holiday list of ways to give back this year. Here are a few:

  • Visit our Action Center for one of the quickest and most direct ways to make a positive impact for our ocean this holiday season. Use your voice to stand up for the ocean: Help combat ocean plastic pollution or keep the Arctic safe from oil spills to protect endangered species!
  • Donate to Ocean Conservancy: What better gift to give the ocean lover or minimalist in your life than the gift of a donation in their honor? You can also give gifts in memory of friends, family, pets and other loved ones.
  • Check out our partners: Ocean Conservancy has many partners that support our work for a healthy, thriving ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. Just a few of these companies include:


rockflowerpaper’s blu collection is comprised of reusable shopping bags, reusable sponges, water bottles and recycled cotton clothing. 



Columbia Sportswear: Columbia Sportswear invites customers at checkout in their 500+ U.S. stores to round up their total purchase to the nearest dollar or donate $1 or more to Ocean Conservancy, January 1-March 31.

AS by DF is donating $10 to support Ocean Conservancy’s conservation initiatives for every Recycled Leather Collection product sold.


Higher Education Skincare is an award-winning clean beauty brand using only safe, cruelty-free and sustainable ingredients. The company supports our work to reduce plastic waste as part of its sustainability initiatives, using only recycled materials in its packaging, and is a member of Ocean Conservancy’s Business Champions program.

Line in the Sand is a woman-led small business focusing on empowering women and the planet through the sale of clothing and accessories made from recycled materials and is dedicated to giving back to ocean and cancer nonprofits.


There’s nothing that unifies our world quite like our ocean. Here at Ocean Conservancy, we’re on the frontlines of ocean protection, investing in research, leadership and advocacy to advance science-based solutions for our blue planet. Whether you’re able to give $5 or $50, every dollar makes an impact in the fight to preserve and protect the sea. By giving today, you’ll be making a difference by helping fund the work we do to secure a positive future for our ocean.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates on our current partner initiatives and new ways you can help support our mission.

How will you give back this year? Let us know by sharing a message with us on our social media channels. We can’t wait to find out!

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