Small changes in our daily lives can positively improve the marine environment. Let’s read the following suggestions and pledge to commit to actions suited to your ability!


  • Learn more about the ocean and the marine environment.
  • Keep updated on local news about the marine environment.



  • Avoid using plastic bags. 
    • You may know:

       Ly Son Island District plans to ban plastic bags on Be Island, An Binh Commune. Here, people will be encouraged to abandon plastic bags and instead use recycled alternatives. This made the island to be the first locality in the country to ban plastic bags. Please refer to [1] for more information.  
    • Bring your own, reusable bag for shopping.
    • Bring your own bottles and jars to refill stations. In Vietnam, you can consider Auchan supermarket system.
  • Refuse to use plastic straws.
  • Bring your own reusable water bottle to work or school.
  • Avoid using disposable cups, plates, and eating utensils.
  • Never litter.
  • Participate in garbage collecting and sorting when possible.
    • You may know:
      Over 1,000 students from Da Nang’s Dong A University (DAU) took park in the school’s Traditional Camp 2017 from 19 - 20 May near the Tien Sa Port. The 2-day event featured numerous exciting activities to raise the public’s awareness about environmental protection, and especially to convey the local students’ message ‘Khong Mang Tui Ni-long Den Son Tra’ (Don’t Bring Plastic Bags to the Son Tra Peninsula). Previously, the university’s volunteer teams had been actively involved in cleaning up areas near the Tien Sa Port, and they had collected and sorted the rubbish into biodegradable bags.  In addition, they had decorated the entrance gate to their camp with environmental-friendly materials. [2] 


  • Refuse to buy and consume endangered fish.
  • Refuse to participate in the trade of starfish, corals, etc,.. as souvenirs.
  • Never keep seahorse as pets.
  • Never release invasive species into river, lakes, and the ocean.


  • Use eco-friendly vehicles. For example, let's walk, bike, take the bus and use other public transportation, and share rides.
  • Switch off the engine at traffic lights if you are waiting more than 60 seconds.
  • Turn off power when you are not using devices.
  • Choose electricity-saving light bulbs.
  • Reduce food waste as much as possible
  • Conserve clean water.
  • Use local products.
  • Utilize natural light.

For more information on how to reduce your carbon emission, please refer to the Green Product handbook:


  • Do not touch, walk upon or stand on corals.
  • Never feed the fish without permission.
  • Respect the marine lives, never threaten them by touching, chasing, or approaching them too closely.
  • Mind where you drop your anchor.