Maybe you have heard about ocean pollution or global warming? And how it affects both animal and plant life in the sea? It sounds a bit scary, we know. But lots of experts around the world are already working hard every day to find new ways to make our oceans, air and planet healthier. And you don’t have to be an expert to help. All of us can do a lot of little things every day to give our underwater friends a better life and a better world to live in. And even if you just do one little thing, imagine if EVERYONE around the world did that? Together, we can make a big difference! Here are some of the things YOU can do to become a Sea Life Friend: Use less plastic A lot of the used plastic things we throw in the garbage end up in the oceans. By 2050, experts believe there will be more plastic waste than fish in the oceans! It is very harmful to animals. They may mistake it for food or get trapped in it. To help, you can: - Carry a reusable water bottle instead of buying disposable plastic bottles or cups. - Use reusable bags and totes instead of plastic ones. You can even sew your own! - Avoid throwaway plastics like straws and glitter. - Ban balloons. We know they’re so much fun! But you can use paper pom poms instead. Buy fish-friendly food Overfishing of some species can put them in danger of extinction. Ask your parents to check for labels that guarantee the seafood they buy has been “sustainably caught”. Help clean a beach near your home Take home everything you bring for your day out at the beach. You can also pick up any litter you find while you’re there, or join an organized clean-up day. Look, don’t touch If you go swimming or snorkeling, avoid touching plants, corals or any sea creatures you meet on your way! Reduce energy Climate change is causing sea temperatures to rise, which harms all sea life from coral reefs to big marine mammals. To help, you can: - Cycle, walk or take buses and trains instead of cars and planes. - Turn off lights, chargers, TVs and appliances when you leave the room. - Turn the heat down a degree or two in your house. You can always wear an extra sweater! Be curious & speak up! Learn everything you can, in school or at home, about our underwater world. Encourage your friends and family to make changes together! Want to become a Sea Life Friend? Here’s how: 1. Push the purple pledge button 2. Download, print and sign the pledge to do your best to take care of the sea and all life inside it! Thank you for being an amazing Sea Life Friend!
News from the Heart Box HeartFeed
We love scrolling through the LEGO® Friends HeartFeed. You help us fill Heartlake City with sweet inventions, talent, art and heart! Here are some of the amazing new creations you have uploaded. Find fun, creative ideas for your next building project. And remember to share what’s in YOUR heart!
How to build a tropical LEGO® fish
Did you know you can find around 9 million species of marine life and sea creatures in coral reefs around the world? Coral reefs are like the rainforests of the sea. You can discover almost any color, shape and creature you can imagine somewhere! And more are found every year. Maybe one day YOU will discover a new fish? What do you think it will look like? Until then, you can build your own new species of tropical fish. If you need inspiration, download these easy instructions. We have used bricks found in the 41376 Turtle Rescue Mission set, but you can use any colors or shapes you already have. Dive in and share your build here on LEGO® Life! Want to become a Sea Life Friend? Here’s how: 1. Push the purple pledge button 2. Download, print and sign the pledge to do your best to take care of the sea and all life inside it! Thank you for being an amazing Sea Life Friend! Source: https://web.stanford.edu/group/microdocs/species.html
What Heartlake City needs is…
Hey, have you seen Olivia lately? Oh, well. She must be busy with her latest gadgets and inventions. You never know what she will come up with next! If you could share one of your inventions with Olivia, what would it be? A hovercraft delivery service for her Cupcake Café? A machine that prints out creative recipes? A homework robot? Heartlake City’s got crazy, great, beautiful, weird ideas. And there is always room for one more.