It’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you!
Congratulations to Ocean Conservancy: oceanconservancy.org
Here’s what Jill has to say about this fearless organization:
“After traveling to Senegal, Africa and seeing the state of the ocean there, combined with living on the San Francisco Bay, saving the oceans and wildlife within them took on an even more urgent cause than I already knew. In Senegal, fishermen have to take their canoe-like boats farther and farther out to sustain a living, into dangerous waters, because ships trail for fish with huge nets. The water is polluted with trash, chemicals and dead animals. Education and programs are key to ending these bad situations in developing nations.”
A little more info:
“Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.
144,606,491 = Pounds of trash removed from beaches during the International Coastal Cleanup over 25 years.
2,300,000 = Estimated number of jobs created by America’s ocean and coastal economy.
1972 = The year Ocean Conservancy was Founded.
1 = Number of people it takes to make a difference for our ocean.”