We’re working with people and companies worldwide to reduce our collective carbon footprint.

Warming oceans, sea level rise, and acidification can lead to shifting ranges of species, coral bleaching, and other significant impacts. Household consumption in the United States, where most of our travelers reside, contributes roughly 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, with a carbon footprint of 18.6 tons of CO2 emitted per capita—the world's highest.

Oceanic Society is working to fight climate change by engaging travelers, tourism operators, and digital audiences around behaviors that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our focus is on household behaviors related to transportation (which account for roughly 20 percent of global carbon emissions), meat consumption (livestock account for roughly 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions), and more.

Watch our film about coral reefs and climate change. 

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