Take action

Help further our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment by raising your voice
and taking actions to protect our one world ocean and the animals that live there.


New ocean action Alerts

Support Environmental Justice

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Environmental burdens and benefits are not equitably distributed. A federal bill, the Environmental Justice for All Act (H.R.2021/S.872), offers a sweeping set of concrete measures aimed to address environmental injustice. This includes ensuring broader access to cleaner transportation, safer food and green spaces. Contact your Member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor this important bill.

Ring in the spring

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As the weather warms and the days become longer, spring is a great season to spend time outdoors. Consider organizing a group of friends or family to join a local beach cleanup. If you go for a hike, be sure to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated while reducing single-use plastics! See below for more ideas on easy ways to reduce plastic pollution.

Join us—act for the ocean!

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Reduce your footprint

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we—and the ocean—face. Our vision is to become a regenerative aquarium, producing more environmental benefits than harm and helping to ensure a climate-resilient, sustainable future for all. Join us by making changes in your own day-to-day habits. For example, take public or human-powered transportation whenever possible instead of driving. Explore other action ideas below!

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Vote for the Ocean

The future of sea otters, orcas, salmon and other amazing sea creatures depends on what YOU mark on your ballot. We hope you’ll join us in voting for local, state and national leaders who will stand up for wildlife, clean water, clean air and a voice for all communities in decision-making processes. Make sure you’re registered to vote, and vote in every election!

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Volunteering is a great way to help marine ecosystems, share your skills and experiences, and work alongside other environmental advocates. The Seattle Aquarium would not be what it is without our talented, dedicated and passionate volunteers—amazing and generous people who want to learn more about the marine world, get their hands dirty and inspire others to conserve our one world ocean. Consider joining us!

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Charitable donations help make our mission possible, especially during these challenging times. Your support connects people to the ocean in a way not otherwise possible and inspires bold action to care for animals and protect our shared marine environment. Consider donating to the Seattle Aquarium. A gift of any size makes a huge difference! 

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Stay up to date on actions for our ocean

Sign up to receive occasional action alerts on ocean-related policy issues, from climate change and environmental justice to orca recovery and plastic pollution:

Learn more about the Seattle Aquarium's policy and advocacy priorities along with recent accomplishments and updates: