Did you know that our simplest routine actions have a dramatic affect on our oceans? From charging your cellphone to ordering takeout - our daily habits greatly influence the state of our seas.
The oceans cover 71% of the planet and make life on Earth possible. Yet, we only conserve 3.4% of our greatest life support system. Oceanographer Sylvia Earle says our actions over the next 10 years will determine the state of the ocean for the next 10,000 years. Many popular seafood species will likely be wiped out within 40 years with current fishing practices. Unless we change our rate of consumption, we’re within a century of a world where jellyfish are the only wild seafood option left. More than 60% of the world’s population lives on or near the coast. The ocean provides a livelihood, recreation, beauty, wonder, and untapped scientific discovery, leading to new medications, foods, and advanced technologies.
Coast 2 Coast is driving forward creative advocacy campaigns to protect our oceans for generations to come. Learn simple shifts to your daily routine that can promote ocean conservation and healthy coastal communities around the world.