It can often become overwhelming to navigate the many decisions involved in promoting and protecting our ocean. No matter where we choose to start in our daily decisions, the best first step is always awareness.
Starting early 2021, we will be sharing 3 resources per month that have provided us credible and insightful information, inspiration, and motivation to protect our blue planet and celebrate life below water. See our February 2021 list below to #take action through awareness.
Listen: Speak Up for the Ocean Blue
Speak up for the Ocean Blue spans a variety of topics throughout the realm of ocean health from poaching and overfishing to microplastics to marine life. Podcast host Andrew Lewin educates readers on a diverse range of topics to raise awareness on the multitude of ocean topics – both highlighting the beauty of the ocean and the challenges it faces. The episodes range from 15 minutes to an hour and tap into why readers should strive for a better ocean. An episode we recommend is SUFB 1097: How To Buy Food And Eat It To Live For A Better You And A Better Ocean. Listen now on Stitcher, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Watch: Fishing Pono
Fishing Pono is a short, impactful documentary by director Mary Lambert about a community’s quest to save their fishing grounds. The documentary follows local fisherman on the island of Moloka’i in Hawaii as they deal with the problems caused by overfishing and the impacts on their community. Changing times and a need to adapt have unveiled the resilience and sustainability of traditional fishing practices as a way to simultaneously conserve and rely upon local resources.
Read: Blue Mind
Have you ever wondered why being near the water is so appealing? For centuries, humans have had moments of clarity besides, or inside, bodies of water including pools, ponds, lakes, rivers and oceans. To this day, we wade in them, vacation by them and pay top dollar to live by them. But what exactly is causing us to feel so instinctively drawn to the water’s edge? Author Wallace J. Nichols has a phrase for the almost meditative state that comes to us while gazing at or submerged in the water. He calls this peaceful and positive feeling the Blue Mind. Read our full book review here.