March for the Ocean
“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.” ― Sylvia A. Earle
Our ocean is vast, covering 70% of earth’s surface — yet it faces many threats like plastic pollution, oil and gas drilling, overfishing, warming climate, and much more.
In Chasing Coral we reveal that our ocean is absorbing 93% of the excess heat trapped in our atmosphere causing irreversible damage to our reefs and posing a threat to all marine life. But there is still hope. Imagine finally putting an end to the petrochemical, agricultural, and plastic pollution that’s poisoning our oceans, putting our health and economies at risk.
On Saturday, June 9, 2018 tens of thousands of people will join together for the first ever global mobilization for our ocean and March for the Ocean. The march will occur in Washington D.C. and across the nation and planet to mark the end of World Oceans Day weekend. The March for the Ocean is about the survival of our blue planet, but it’s also about the fact that it’s not too late to turn the tide and protect what we love.
Here’s how you can help spread the word:
- Follow March for the Ocean on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to retweet and tag friends, local organizations and influencers to help spread the word using the hashtags: #MarchForTheOcean #TheOceanIsRising #AndSoAreWe
- Go to the March for the Ocean Facebook Event page and invite your friends to the DC March. You can also attend a sister march throughout the globe and don’t forget to wear blue if you can’t attend in person!
Chasing Coral is proud to join the growing chorus of March 4 the Oceans supporters including surfers, divers, celebrities, fishermen, tribes, small businesses, major aquariums, scientists, deep-sea explorers, students, parents, teachers, and citizen activists. Join the March for yourself and for our future generations in the knowledge that it’s not too late to build a healthy future for our ocean based on equity, justice, and clean water for all!
Find out more at marchfortheocean.org.