As your California State President 2020-2021, I’d like to welcome you to California’s new C.A.R. year. Our state project
is going to be focused around saving the waterways and we will be working with the Ocean Conservancy Organization.
The state theme is “Ride the Wave” and money from our state pins will be donated to this organization.

Their goal is to help protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. This organization also works towards
creating science-based solutions that will help the ocean stay healthy, and makes sure the wildlife around it is healthy as
well. They believe that what happens to the ocean will affect us all, so we must do our job in order to keep the ocean as
safe as possible. Our oceans are important because they absorb carbon dioxide from the air, which reduces climate change
impacts that are affecting the world. The ocean is the largest ecosystem on earth, and it is the planet’s life support system.
There are so many things that we as individuals can do to make a difference.

Do you live near a waterway – the ocean or a river or lake? Think about volunteering to help clean the water and the land
touching it.

Another activity everyone can do is to clean up areas in our own neighborhoods, even if you don’t live on or near a
waterway. Going out to local areas, even just your local park, can make a big difference, and can help a lot with this
problem because a lot of garbage on land ends up in the water. We should all stay away from single-use plastic, which is a
contributing factor to large garbage patches. What can you do to reduce the amount of plastic you use in your everyday
life? There are so many things we can do to make a change.
State President

M
indy

20
20-2021
"Ride the Wave"

in support of

The Ocean Conservancy
Organization