Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the ocean. That’s enough to cover every coastline on earth.

Sailors For The Sea, a leading Newport-based conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean, is working to stop this problem at the source by eliminating single use plastic and they say they need leaders like you to get involved.

You can join the race to restore ocean health at http://sailorsforthesea.org/join-our-crew.

 

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).