Our Blue Planet

If we were in space and we looked down at our Earth, we would mostly see the colour blue.

Our Ocean covers over 70% of the planet, which is why we call it our Blue Planet. It produces over 50% of the oxygen we breathe, and every second breathe we take comes from the Ocean.

Our Ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all. Yet its health is at a tipping point and so is the well-being of all that depends on it.

As the past years have shown us, we need to work together to create a new balance with the Ocean that no longer depletes its bounty but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.

Our Ocean is a Climate Change Buffer

There needs to be a shift in the narrative. The Ocean is commonly being portrayed as a victim of the climate crisis, but it should be seen as a solution.  

  1. Clean Ocean action needs to happen. Ocean-based renewable energy, including offshore wind and other energy sources, such as wave and tidal power.  This could cut up to 5.4 billion tonnes of global annual CO2 emissions by 2050. To put this amount into perspective, 1 gigaton is equivalent to the mass of 5.5 million blue whales!  
  2. There is huge human impact on the Ocean. Decarbonising domestic and international shipping and transport – this could cut up 1.8 billion tonnes of global annual CO2 emissions by 2050. 
  3. Fisheries, aquaculture (controlled farmed fishing), and dietary shifts away from land-based protein sources, such as red meat, that produces a lot of emission to low carbon Ocean-based protein and other sources of nutrition. By implementing this, it could reduce up to 1.2 tonnes of global annual CO2 emissions by 2050. 
  4. Storage of carbon in seabed, such as carbon capture from transport, power plants and bottom trawling. By controlling these areas, it could lead to roughly 2 billion tonnes of global annual CO2 emissions by 2050.  
  5. Protecting blue carbon through coastal and marine ecosystems. For example, the protection and restoration of mangroves, salt marshes, seagrass beds, and seaweed farms. This could avoid and remove up to 1 billion tonnes of global annual CO2 emissions by 2050. Ocean sustainability needs to be moved up the agenda. 

You can can take action and help restore mangrove forests. For every new follower on Instagram, we will plant a mangrove tree in Madagascar. If you don't already, click here and give us a follow. 

Collective Action for our Ocean

Somewhere along the way we became disconnected from our blue planet. However, working together is humanity’s superpower.

And it remains our best tool for solving the world’s biggest problems, including climate change and protecting our Ocean.

This World Ocean Day, 8 June, we want to rebuild this. If you want to help our Ocean, planet and all the people who call it home, start with the personal change, but let it lead you toward collective action, and a wave of change.

Let’s all take collective action by, making a pledge to our Ocean…

Keep an eye on our Instagram page as we will want to hear your pledges to protect our Ocean. 

How else can you take action and support?

If you want to take it one step further, you can donate to us to take action. 

By supporting us, you will be contributing towards the fight against the climate crisis, help tackle Ocean threats and develop practical solutions for the next generations.

Without you, we cannot continue our vital work. Together we can support our natural life support system, the Ocean. Every single penny really does count.

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