“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale
The challenges we face as we nurse our oceans back to health can seem daunting. Indeed, even knowing where to start can be overwhelming. We must come together as global citizens and do our part for our oceans, for humanity. There are countless ways to get involved and make small, positive steps towards creating healthy, rejuvenated oceans. We welcome involvement in our Pacific Voyagers project, and there are many other ways to assist, as well. Eating sustainably, reducing our CO2 emissions, and getting involved with local organizations, for example, are all steps in a positive direction and knowing we are doing a small part towards a global solution.
We at the Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea, are continuing our initial success with Pacific Voyagers and creating the “Vaka Motu” project – a community solution where remote Pacific Islands will build and maintain their own vaka. Economic and educational opportunities for all demographics will be created for remote island communities, promoting development and tourism in a sustainable, carbon-neutral manner. If you’d like to find out how you can assist us in this venture, please contact Okeanos.