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Local Factors Affecting Coral Reefs - Coral Crusaders

Great waves of change occur with individuals acting

There are things that even those of us who live far from the coasts can do so as not to negatively impact reefs.

Use organic fertilizers and employ companion planting and natural pest control in home gardens.

Avoid body products including sunscreens, lotions, soaps and shampoos that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, specific chemicals that have been discovered to damage the reef.

Choose to buy and eat organically – foods grown without fertilizers and pesticides are reef friendly and the runoff from those farms won’t be contributing to ocean pollution.

Learn more about ways to help the reef: https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/beauty/reef- safe-sunscreen

Personal Choices to reduce your contribution to climate change