Championing Environmental Justice: A Short Letter from Kevin J. Patel, Climate Justice Activist, Age 23
The Ocean Project
by Bill Mott
1M ago
In today’s world, the fight for environmental justice is more critical than ever. As communities around the globe grapple with the devastating impacts of climate change, it’s essential to recognize that these effects are not distributed equally. From marginalized neighborhoods to indigenous lands, the burden of environmental degradation falls disproportionately on those who are least responsible for causing it. Climate and environmental sustainability are deeply personal and professional priorities for me, as they represent the core values that drive my life’s work. Growing up in Los Angeles ..read more
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World Ocean Day Down Under
The Ocean Project
by Bill Mott
1M ago
– Written by Sophia Skarpis, World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council member from Australia It was sun and fun in Brisbane on 24 January 2024 to launch the inaugural World Ocean Day Down Under, a collaborative effort in a first-ever National Partnership between The Ocean Project | World Ocean Day and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA). During CVA’s season of action for the ocean, wetlands and rivers, people across Australia are taking part in over 75 community volunteering Action Projects. The kick-off day in Brisbane was not just a celebration, but a ..read more
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12 Months of Action for Blue Planet
The Ocean Project
by Bill Mott
2M ago
World Ocean Day is much more than a day: It’s a lifestyle, it’s a way of life, it’s a mindset. Together, we are helping grow the global movement for a healthy blue planet! The 8th of June is the annual crescendo of celebration and action, and throughout World Ocean Day month there will be thousands of activities and events. When The Ocean Project launched global coordination of World Ocean Day in 2002, there were essentially zero events, no official UN recognition of the Day, and an ocean of opportunities to help develop this unique opportunity into a way for organizations and individuals arou ..read more
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Blue Planet Beacon – Quarterly Update
The Ocean Project
by Bill Mott
4M ago
Click here or on above image to see latest edition of our quarterly newsletter. Click here to subscribe to one or more of our newsletters. The post Blue Planet Beacon – Quarterly Update appeared first on The Ocean Project ..read more
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Webinar for Youth: Riding the Wave of Climate Emotions
The Ocean Project
by Bill Mott
4M ago
Click on the image to register: The post Webinar for Youth: Riding the Wave of Climate Emotions appeared first on The Ocean Project ..read more
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You Can Help Create a Strong Global Plastics Treaty
The Ocean Project
by Bill Mott
5M ago
Our planet – our home – is overwhelmed with plastic pollution; it’s everywhere: from the highest mountains to the deepest ocean trenches, in our food, and in our bodies. Most of us are aware that plastic pollution is awash in our ocean and killing its life. A lot don’t fully understand how much it’s also harming human health. Plastic production, use, and disposal also have significant impacts on human rights. And because plastics are made of fossil fuels, its production is a growing driver of climate change.  Estimates are that on the industry’s current trajectory, plastics production wil ..read more
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Free Youth Advocacy Training for Ocean-Climate Action
The Ocean Project
by Bill Mott
5M ago
The Ocean Project will be running our second annual super collaborative 4-week virtual “Advocacy Training” designed for youth ages 13-23 who are associated with an aquarium, zoo, and/or science museum! (We’ll be conducting a second four-week training program, open to all youth worldwide, to be held in March and April 2024 with more info coming soon.) The training content will build upon and refine existing advocacy skills and encourage strengthened collaborative conservation action – locally, nationally, and globally. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with experts, network an ..read more
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Thoughts on Israel and Gaza
The Ocean Project
by Bill Mott
6M ago
We are deeply saddened by the horrific events that have occurred in Israel and Gaza over the past weeks. In light of the complex and sensitive nature of this situation, we acknowledge the deep-seated pain felt within both the Jewish and Palestinian communities around the world. We stand strongly against identity-based persecution of any kind, and we believe that advocating for a sustainable planet goes hand in hand with the fight against all oppressive systems. Our hearts go out to those who are grieving losses we cannot fathom, and to those fighting for rights many of us take for granted. We ..read more
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Volunteer or Intern with us!
The Ocean Project
by Samantha Gibb
7M ago
This past year, four outstanding and dedicated interns worked with us to help support the thousands of event organizers across the globe in taking action for our one shared ocean. Read about their experiences below! As a lean organization (equivalent of three full-time staff) with a large global reach and impact, The Ocean Project loves working with interns who help us achieve our collaborative mission, which includes globally coordinating and growing the reach and impact of World Ocean Day since 2002. Interns are an integral part of our team and they have plenty of responsibility, gain real w ..read more
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Turning Tides: a new resource to connect and support young changemakers
The Ocean Project
by Laura Johnson
7M ago
Turning Tides is a resource, created by Jasmine Rodman, World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council alumna, which provides resources and peer advice to young advocates. When Jasmine Rodman started her journey as an ocean advocate and artist, she admits that she didn’t know what she was getting into. Skills like networking, creating a website, building a social media presence, and simply balancing school, work and activism were all things she had to teach herself along the way. And reaching out for help seemed intimidating. “For a long time, I hesitated to share when I didn’t know something and fel ..read more
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