Oceanic Global Foundation

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Description

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.

Mission Statement

Oceanic Global inspires us to care deeply for the ocean and provides solutions to protect it. The international non-profit sheds light on humanity’s essential relationship to the ocean and empowers individuals, communities, and industries to create positive change. Oceanic Global creates educational experiences, consults on sustainable operations, and engages local communities to generate measurable impact for our collective wellbeing. #CareDeeply | www.oceanic.global
As featured in: Forbes, BBC Earth, National Geographic, VOGUE, VICE, billboard, New York Post, Observer, GLAMOUR, Food & Wine, mindbodygreen, Green Matters, NOW THIS.

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 2020 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 research-backed guides and badge verification system that helps various industries minimize their environmental footprint and adopt sustainable operating practices. TOS industry-specific editions support shifts in operational infrastructure and is a resource for political action and reform. TOS connects businesses directly to approved sustainable vendors for cost-effective alternatives to products that threaten our planet. TOS badge verification system allows businesses to communicate their sustainability achievement.
TOS currently engages 400+ in 26 countries with the help of 60 consultant partners and 300+ 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
Oceanic Global partners international cities 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 plans to host our next event in this series in NYC to activate the NYC community around ocean conservation and climate change.
Primary Issue
Water
Secondary Issue
Pollution
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160 West 16th St, 5L, NY 10010
New York, NY 10010
United States
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