Marishka Diebold

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For us as surfers it goes without saying that ocean conservation is at the top of the environmental agenda. We spend day in day out in the ocean and surfing in a polluted ocean would be unpleasant and lead to various illnesses.

Beyond our personal interests the ocean is also the largest ecosystem on earth, generates half the oxygen we breathe and absorbs carbon dioxide, thereby reducing the impact of climate change so conserving it should be of great importance to everyone.

I believe that taking small steps toward a zero waste lifestyle not only reduces my impact on the environment but also contributes to environmental awareness. I therefore don’t buy plastic bottles, don’t use plastic bags, avoid packaged food and recycle everything I can.