The Vera Initiative
The ocean is the largest interconnected ecosystem on Earth, it is the planet's life support system. Our oceans contribute to the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. By not taking care of our oceans, we're not taking care of ourselves.
Water is our lifeblood. It lives within us, around us, and none of us can exist without it. Our survival as a species depends on it. Meanwhile...
We treat it poorly. It gives us life, and we give it back waste in return. Every year, an estimated 14 billion pounds of plastic and waste ends up in our oceans. Let's repeat that. 14 Billion pounds. Every single year.
It's an easy thing to dismiss. It's not something most of us ever really see or have to deal with, yet, keeping it healthy is crucial to our survival as a species.
As a collective, we can accomplish anything.