Take the Cousteau Challenge!

Take Action for Our Oceans and Join the Cousteau Challenge This World Oceans Month!

As World Oceans Month begins, it is a great time to reflect on our impact on the oceans and the many ways every single one can take steps toward creating a more sustainable future for all! 

The Cousteau Challenge is a month-long challenge aimed at raising awareness about our planet’s plastic problem while empowering individuals to make impactful changes in their daily lives. By participating in the Cousteau Challenge, you are committing to tracking and reducing your disposable plastic consumption while increasing your mindfulness of the impact your everyday choices can have on our ocean and the environment. 

How to Accept the Cousteau Challenge!

  1. Track your disposable plastic use all month long using our weekly Disposable Plastic Tracker below
  2. Increase your awareness of your disposable plastic use habits and make ocean-minded changes to reduce disposable plastic use in everyday life. 
  3. Replace commonly documented disposable plastic items with sustainable and reusable alternatives. 
  4. See the power of this month-long effort on your overall impact on our planet with the Cousteau Challenge Results and continue your ocean-mindfulness efforts all year long! 

Why Take the Cousteau Challenge?

Plastic pollution has become one of the most significant threats to our oceans, planet, and marine species. This threat has reached alarming levels, contaminating even the most remote and pristine parts of our planet. An estimated over 8.5 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the oceans each year, harming our planet, wildlife, and even human health. 

By taking the Cousteau Challenge this World Oceans Month, you will build more sustainable habits by increasing your awareness of your individual impact on our planet and finding sustainable alternatives to your most commonly used disposable plastic items! See firsthand how everyday choices can add up and lead to large-scale positive change when done collectively. 

Thank you for joining the Cousteau Society on this ocean-mindfulness journey to celebrate World Oceans Month!

Download the Cousteau Challenge Materials Here: