I am very proud to be the co-founder and President of SeaLegacy.
Together with my partner in life and in adventure, photographer Paul Nicklen, we created SeaLegacy out of concern and frustration for what we see happening in our oceans. Through visual storytelling, we engage millions of people every day in a dialogue about the threats and the solutions facing our planet's largest ecosystem. Perhaps the most important thing we do, is to build community around these issues, so that together we can speak with a common voice about the kind of planet we want to live in.
Join our global online community and become a part of Turning the Tide!
Start with something small
Become as much of a vegetarian as you can. Eat local, eat plant-based, eat organic. Yes, sometimes avoiding meat is difficult, but choosing less meat, will do a lot to stave deforestation and climate change.
Speak up at the dinner table. It is not that people don't care, they simply don't know. Explain why ordering the beef is making climate change worse; why ordering the farmed salmon is poisoning the wild coast of Chile and British Columbia; why ordering the tuna is denuding our oceans of wildlife. I hate being that obnoxious guest, but someone has to say something!
Donate to a charity that is doing the kind of work you believe in. For every issue on our planet, there is a wonderful charity doing something about it. Want to learn more about why empowering charity is vital to our planet? Watch this TED talk.
Donate generously and donate often. It is the best way to create change. Here is a list of charities I donate to:
SeaLegacy. Almost 50% of everything I make goes back to the non profit society I founded with my partner, Paul Nicklen. He also donates generously to support the vision we have of our oceans.
GirlUp is one of my favorite charities for empowering women and girls.
Vote!! Donald Trump didn't get elected by a majority, because the majority didn't show up at the polls. If you care about our planet, vote for candidates that share the kind of values that will protect it into the future.