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About the CPR Campaign:

The purpose of the campaign is to reduce storm and urban runoff through education and incentives. No action is too small. The more residents and businesses that act, the bigger the footprint and the greater the benefit to the ahupua'a of Maunalua Bay.

You can join at any time in 2021:

Each month the campaign features different actions you can take to CPR Maunalua Bay. Sign up to receive monthly reminders and thank you discounts to local businesses when you complete an action! 

This month we are spotlighting one of our favorite marine animals: sea turtles! There are seven species of sea turtles that live in our oceans: green (Chelonia mydas), flatback (Natator depressus), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea). 

Sea turtles, like all marine animals, are crucial to maintaining the health of our ecosystems. Unfortunately, all species of sea turtles are either endangered or threatened. This means that all sea turtles face the threat of extinction; an endangered species is one that is on the brink of extinction, while a threatened species is one that is likely to be on the brink of extinction. 

In this month’s action asks, we are focusing on ways to help protect these magnificent creatures through changes in our everyday behaviors and actions:

  1. Bring reusable tote bags with you when buying groceries and shopping

  2. Go to a commercial car wash or wash your car with eco-friendly/homemade products 

  3. Clean up your neighborhood and local beaches 

 

Plastic bags too often find their way to the ocean where sea turtles, especially loggerheads and green sea turtles, mistake them for common foods in their diet, such as jellyfish and algae. By reducing your use of single use plastics and picking up litter, you can prevent plastics from ending up inside sea turtles. 

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