Oceanic Global Foundation


Mission Statement

Oceanic Global is a nonprofit that engages new audiences in ocean conservation. We tap into universal passions to raise awareness for issues impacting our oceans and to provide individual and industry solutions that drive positive change. Oceanic Global takes a uniquely creative approach to conservation, creating immersive experiences that engage local communities, amplify the efforts of synergistic groups, generate measurable impact and ignite global action. Our call to action is responsible consumption.
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Our ocean is both the source and the sustainer of all life on earth. It covers over 70 percent of our planet and produces over 70 percent of its oxygen, accounting for more than every other breath we take. No matter where we’re from or where we live, we are all tied to our ocean. As a species, we are intrinsically oceanic.
Oceanic Global honors humanity’s essential relationship to our ocean. We empower behavior that protects our ocean’s health and, in turn, our own. We raise awareness for the devastating effects of human consumption on our aquatic ecosystems, and work with leading scientists, conservationists, artists, and industry experts to drive positive change.
To solve the multifaceted issues impacting our ocean, we must broaden the conversation and empower different stakeholders to take action. This is why Oceanic Global connects with universal passions of art, music, fashion, hospitality, technology and more, meeting people where they are already engaged. By weaving educational messaging into existing interest areas, we encourage individuals to consider their own consumption behavior, while also providing them with sustainable alternatives that suit their daily lives.
Oceanic Global’s two primary pillars of action are individual and industry change. At the individual level, we provide millennial audiences with grassroots tools to create behavioral change. At the industry level, we provide solutions through our program, The Oceanic Standard (TOS) to generate quantifiable impact. TOS provides free industry-specific resources to help businesses adopt best practice for sustainable operation, and has impacted policy reform around the world.

Program Details

1. Grassroots Activations: Educational Engagement and Community-Based Programs
Oceanic Global‘s grassroots initiatives focus on empowering millennials to drive localized impact on a global scale. Oceanic Global does this through our Hubs Program (we have Hubs in the following regions: London, LA, the Hamptons, Barcelona, NYC), events (such as producing the 2019 United Nations World Oceans Day event), and awareness campaigns.

2. Industry Solutions: Sustainable Operating Practices at Scale
One of Oceanic Global's primary pillars is providing sustainable solutions for businesses of different industries. In this mission, we developed The Oceanic Standard (TOS) program. TOS is a set of free industry-specific guides for adopting sustainable practices that meet both business and environmental needs. TOS consists of various industry and country-specific, research-backed editions designed to support shifts in operational infrastructure, while promoting best practices for responsible consumption. TOS demonstrates that b2c and b2b change is possible, and serves as a resource for political action and reform.
Oceanic Global has awarded over 300 TOS badges in 30 cities with the help of 20 consultant partners and 100 sustainable vendor partners around the world, so far impacting four policies banning single-use plastics. We have hosted five country-specific TOS launch events (US, UK, Spain, Mexico, Barbados) as we grow this movement globally!

3. City-by-City Immersive Experiences
Every two years, Oceanic Global partners with a different international city to create an immersive experience that generates measurable impact in the community, while raising awareness and igniting action for ocean conservation, using art, music, and other universal passions as a medium to bring people together. We hosted our inaugural event, Oceanic x Ibiza, in July 2017 in Ibiza, which sparked the island's upcoming ban on single-use plastics. Oceanic Global will be hosting our next event in this series in June 2020 in NYC to activate the NYC community around ocean conservation and climate change.
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