“It’s not about are you going to be a doctor, a lawyer, or a secretary - it’s about how are you going to change the world.” -Rob Stewart in Sea of Life.
Dedicate Your Life to saving the world we depend on
The reality is; changing our light bulbs, driving electric cars, or going meatless on Mondays will not solve the world’s problems. Even if everybody did these things we might reduce emissions by 10 or 20 percent, but we would still be headed towards a world with no fish, no coral reefs, no rainforests, and 9 billion people fighting each other over what remains. The scale of the problem is massive and it will require equally massive action to turn things around.
What the ocean needs is heroes – passionate people willing to dedicate their lives to saving the world. This might not be possible for everyone, but if you’re a young person and you’re considering a career and you look towards the future, it does not look bright unless we do something about it. The ecosystems and species we depend on for survival are in jeopardy. The very plankton who produce the oxygen we breathe are being wiped out. This isn’t just about saving the oceans, it’s about saving ourselves.
I encourage you to do the biggest thing you can think of to change the world. Use your talents, or learn new ones. Figure out what you think will actually have an impact and make it happen.
“People can’t care if they don’t at least know.” - Sylvia Earle in Sea of Life
Raise Awareness about the issues facing the oceans
Raise Awareness. Right now what’s happening in the oceans is largely out of sight and out of mind. If people knew what was going on they wouldn’t stand for it.
Share the information in Sea of Life with as many people as possible. Host a screening, show the movie to your friends. Watch and share other films about these issues like Revolution, Planet Ocean, Cowspiracy, Racing Extinction, and Madison Stewart's films.