Sustainable Ocean Alliance is accelerating ocean solutions around the world. Here are their stories.
It's no secret that World Oceans Day is a bit more than a once-a-year occurrence for us here at SOA. We believe that every day should reflect the intentions of World Oceans Day: "to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans."
But we do love a meaningful excuse to engage the world with new reasons (and opportunities) to protect, restore, and sustain our ocean. You may be wondering why we champion the ocean specifically – and that is because it is our biggest protection against climate change.
Did you know that the ocean:
Has absorbed 90% of excess heat created by global warming
Produces 50% of the air we breathe
Contributes $1.5 trillion to the world economy every year
And that's just a fraction of the ways the ocean sustains life on earth. You can learn more by checking out the infographic below.
This World Oceans Day, we hope you're inspired to take action and protect our ocean not just today, but every day. Explore the science and solutions below, and then take action by signing up for the SOA newsletter. Over the next week, subscribers will receive early access to tune in to the UN Ocean Conference Youth & Innovation Forum (taking place live in Portugal with hundreds of youth and ocean leaders from around the world June 24-26).