Take Action

Everyone can be a conservationist! Our choices decide our future. With so many options, it’s hard to know where to start.

Choose conservation every day by taking ACTION:

  • Advocate for conservation
  • Conserve our resources
  • Transition to sustainable
  • Invest in conservation
  • Organize action groups
  • Normalize conservation action

Check out below for specific examples of ACTIONs.

Advocate for Conservation

  • Talk to your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors about living more sustainably.
  • Share posts about conservation on social media.
  • Check out WAVE Foundation on Facebook and Instagram.


Conserve our Resources

  • Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose, Reuse, and Recycle.
  • Turn off the water when not in use. Stop leaky faucets!
  • Turn off and unplug electronics when not in use.
  • Recycle at home, work, and school.
  • Ask for no straw or plastic ware with takeout.
  • Wash clothes in cold water.
  • Compost yard and kitchen waste.

Transition to Sustainable

Invest in Conservation

  • Volunteer or donate to conservation focused organizations.
  • Participate in your school or work’s recycling or green team.
  • You can support WAVE Foundation by rounding up your purchase in Newport Aquarium’s gift shop or clicking the donate button above.
  • Offset your carbon footprint from travelling or donate to projects that support human health and carbon reductions.

Organize Action Groups

  • Join forces with neighbors, friends, family or colleagues to clean your neighborhood.
    • Participate in large clean ups such as Riversweep with WAVE Foundation each June.
  • Form a carpool group with co-workers or neighbors.
  • Start a recycling program at your school or work.
  • Join conservation minded groups.
    • WAVE Foundation hosts Gills Club to engage young women in conservation through STEM.

Normalize Conservation Action

  • Make conservation part of your and your family’s daily life.
  • Include your friends, children, and colleagues in your daily behaviors.
  • Share your actions with others and encourage them to make changes.