Community Building

It is through expanded ocean communities – sharing experiences, explorations, data collection – stories and photographs – that we become more aware of the beauty and bounty of the sea.  Below are a some organizations or companies involved in expanding connections in and around the ocean.

“Seacology”

“Seacology is playing a critically needed role in preserving the vitally important yet very threatened terrestrial and marine ecosystems of islands throughout the world.” — Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer in Residence What do we do? We protect island habitats and assist local communities by offering villages a unique deal: if they agree to… Continue reading “Seacology”

Surfrider

Surfriders focus is 100% on protecting and preserving our ocean, beaches & waves. Surfrider is a community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground – the ocean, waves, and beaches that provide us so much enjoyment. Protect & Enjoy We ensure clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all to enjoy… Continue reading Surfrider

Jetblue Project in the Caribbean

JetBlue Sustainability We depend on natural resources and healthy environments to keep our business running smoothly. Natural resources are essential for us to fly, and tourism relies on having natural, diverse and preserved destinations for customers to visit. CLIMATE LEADERSHIP Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a reality in the airline industry, but hot air doesn’t… Continue reading Jetblue Project in the Caribbean

National Geographic

OCEANS This story appears in the December 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. National Geographic produced this expanded version of Field Notes as part of a partnership with Rolex. Those who explore the planet come to cherish it, and those who cherish the planet want to protect it. In that spirit, National Geographic and Rolex have formed a new partnership to promote exploration… Continue reading National Geographic

Ocean Optimism Project

Ocean Optimism is a collaborative marine conservation movement. We focus on solutions rather than problems, and on connections rather than differences. The mission of Ocean Optimism is to create a new narrative of hope for our oceans, and in doing so to help us move towards a sustainable future for our seas. We will do this by forging connections between diverse individuals and organisations, to facilitate innovative marine projects… Continue reading Ocean Optimism Project

Beach Cleanups

International Coastal Cleanup – Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of the world’s biggest volunteer effort to protect the ocean.  By participating in the International Coastal Cleanup, you can make a difference. You’ll join millions of volunteers just like you, who love the… Continue reading Beach Cleanups

Children as Agents of Change

How would the world look like if every person would be an agent of social change? Would society look the way it does today? The current generation is inheriting complex issues like economic inequalities, social divides, religious unrest and environmental challenges. But instead of an apology, young people, more than ever, are crying out loud… Continue reading Children as Agents of Change