Join some of the campaigns we care about and help to make a difference to our world!

We spend a lot of time photographing marine wildlife, and underwater seascapes, so the oceans are very important to us at Starfish Underwater Photography.

These campaigns are trying to limit plastic from entering the oceans and polluting the seas and wildlife. 

As a nation and as human beings with a huge responsibility for the future of the Earth and for ensuring that the wildlife of our planet continues to survive, we must stop this senseless production and use of disposable plastics for the sake of convenience and take a step back to the days of using, washing and reusing traditional tools, bags, boxes, bottles, plates and containers

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ban-disposable-plastic-in-the-uk

Plastics

Right now an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year. That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute.

Travelling on ocean currents this plastic is now turning up in every corner of our planet – from Cornish beaches, to uninhabited Pacific islands. It is even being found trapped in Arctic ice.

Our oceans are slowly turning into a plastic soup and the effects on ocean life are chilling. Big pieces of plastic are choking and entangling turtles and seabirds and tiny pieces are clogging the stomachs of creatures who mistake it for food, from tiny zooplankton to whales. Plastic is now entering every level of the ocean food chain and even ending up in the seafood on our plates.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Greenpeace is campaigning to end the flow of plastic into our oceans.

We are calling on big corporations to act to reduce their plastic footprint – and stop producing excessive plastic packaging that is designed to be used once then thrown away.

We are also calling on governments to act to tackle this problem, by creating closed loop systems that allow us to recover and reuse materials rather than waste them.

It’s not too late – if we act together now we can protect the world’s precious oceans for future generations.

 

https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/what-we-do/oceans/plastics/

Solar Power

Here at Starfish we are strong advocates of renewable energy. We had solar panels fitted on our roof in 2016 so at least half of the energy we use is renewable.

There was a scheme in place to help subsidise the cost of the panels and also pay you a little back for the green energy exported back to the grid. It takes about 10 years to break even so it’s a long term investment. That scheme ended in March 2019 and nothing has replaced it. At a time when we should be encouraged to produce green energy, the government are sending out the opposite message. Join the petition now to re-introduce the fair scheme to encourage people to generate green energy.

https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-subsidise-solar-power-and-reintroduce-the-fit-and-export-tariff-50fc66f0-a26b-4cc8-bf7a-8c774078d3fd?recruiter=963712259&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive&recruited_by_id=f2b6a390-7c7e-11e9-a2e1-15309d07d52b

Climate Change

Climate change is happening and it will affect everyone. What can we do to prevent it? Calculate your own carbon footprint here:

www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx

It’s quite an eye opener to see how much carbon each individual adds to the atmosphere through everyday activities. Once you know, you can try to reduce it.

They also offer carbon offsetting.