The tide is turning against plastic pollution, with recent campaigns against plastic straws, plastic bags, and other single-use plastic products. We believe that Hershey’s has a role to play in reducing its pollution footprint by eliminating its single-use plastic wrappers in favor of more sustainable alternatives.
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Using social media to inform and inspire
The World Wide Web
Online, we create and provide aquatic content for 500,000+ followers across various social media websites. Our YouTube videos
have been watched over 2,500,000 times. To date, AquariumKids content has been viewed by millions of people from around the world.
Engaging the community in protecting aquatic ecosystems
Palo Alto, California
In 2017, we were a part of Get Involved Foundation
's first “Hack for Social Good,” where we wrote about climate change
and how it affects aquatic life. In 2018, we worked with environmental clubs at Palo Alto High School to bring Jr Ocean Guardians’ signature “No Straw November” campaign to campus, collecting pledges from over 200 people to abstain from using single-use plastic straws during November.
Publishing photos under Creative Commons
The World Wide Web
We upload photos to Wikipedia
using Creative Commons licenses. These images are available for the public to use free of charge and have been featured in research/journal articles published in Oceanography
and Frontiers in Physiology
Raising awareness about prize animals
In the past, we were involved with Duveneck Elementary School’s annual Harvest Carnival, where we originally taught young fishkeepers how to care for their recently won goldfish. After initially persuading the carnival organizers to give away bettas (which require less space) instead of goldfish, we ultimately convinced them to stop giving away animals as prizes altogether. Since then, we have continued to speak out about the use of animals as prizes
Harnessing the power of Google Maps, this page displays reputable aquaria in the U.S in the form of an interactive map.
Print out our coloring pages for kids, and color away to your heart's delight!
Giving away animals as prizes is a dated practice that ought to be banned.
Currently, the commonly-held belief within the aquaria community is that a number of bacteria—Nitrosomonas, Nitrosospira, Nitrobacter, and Nitrospira—are primarily responsible for the conversion of ammonia to nitrite to nitrate.
Fishkeeping is an age-old practice, but it is still constantly evolving. What does the future hold? We're asking aquarists from around the world what they think. What will aquaria look like in ten years? One hundred?
Climate change has negative impacts on fish and other aquatic animals. This article was written for Get Involved Foundation's first “Hack for Social Good” as part of Global Youth Service Day.