If you've been to a beach or river or lake, chances are you've seen plastic littering the shore or floating in the water.
Sure, it's ugly. But plastic is also terrible for water quality and harmful  to the plants and animals that call our rivers, lakes and oceans home. 
Change begins onshore. This week, help clean up the world's waters by using less plastic.
Wondering how you can help? Check out these 10 ways to reduce your plastic footprint from the Surfrider Foundation, who we're joining in their "Rise Above Plastics" campaign. 
Longtime 1 of 7 followers know just how often we've picked up trash on beaches around the world, from Panama to Borneo to Palau. You've also probably heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a virtual island of floating plastic swirling between the U.S. and Asia.
The good news is we can all do something about it. Start today by using less plastic.


: 1 of 7 co-founders Liz Zipse and Kip Patrick
were recently named National Geographic Travelers of the Year. Read the full story.

Whether at home or far from it, there's always something we can do to help others.

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