June 13, 2018 • News Announcements
On June 9, 2018 I had the pleasure to join the first ever March for the Ocean (M4O) in Washington, D.C. on behalf of Oceanic Society.
People and organizations from around the globe—including many of our partners like Plastic Pollution Coalition, 5 Gyres, and Mission Blue—mobilized against problems that are threatening our oceans, coastlines, and wildlife including offshore oil drilling, climate change, ocean acidification, and marine debris.
I witnessed an inspiring wave of environmentalists, scientists, fishermen, businessmen, explorers, surfers, and citizen activists wearing blue and chanting solutions to save our oceans, including promoting clean energy jobs, reducing the usage of single-use plastics, and protecting and restoring our coastlines from rising sea levels and increased storm surge.
For those who couldn’t be there in person, here are some images from the first-ever March for the Ocean: