Global Resposibility

The Legacy that we leave to future generations depends on the decisions that we make today to preserve, protect and explore the threatened diversity of the Earth’s greatest ecosystems.

THE PROBLEM

The oceans are vast, but they are not immune to human influence. We have already altered or destroyed many marine ecosystems and driven million-year-old species to the brink of extinction. According to a study published in Science, less than 4 percent of the oceans remain unaffected by human activity.

TOO MANY POLLUTANTS

Last and perhaps most alarming, carbon dioxide is making our oceans warmer and more acidic. As a result, corals and other creatures at the base of the ocean food chains have trouble forming shells. Without a drastic reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, many of the world’s coral reefs will disappear and entire ocean ecosystems may collapse.

BE A RESPONSIBLE CONSUMER

AVOID PRODUCTS THAT HARM THE OCEANS. Avoid products produced through unsustainable or environmentally harmful methods. For example, avoid cosmetics containing shark squalene and jewelry made of coral. These products are directly linked to unsustainable fishing methods and the destruction of entire ecosystems.

IT CAN BE DONE

In the last few decades, we have seen the benefits of restored rivers and lakes – for ecological and economic health – in many parts of the world. We can reap the same benefits from healthy oceans. We can restore ocean ecosystems that will sustain us, entertain us, amaze us and generate jobs around the world for centuries to come.

A Worldwide Effort to Support the Education of Kids in Marine Science

The Ocean is our planet's most influential but least understood ecosystem --a complex web of interacting species upon which all life depends for food, climate; even the air we breathe. Our planet is 70 percent water and to protect this vital natural resource from the threats of global warming, habitat destruction, over-fishing and pollution, we will need a much better understanding of the diversity of marine life. Such information is not only invaluable for protecting species from extinction but can also help and improve the sustainability of global food and energy supplies. The Legacy that we leave to future generations depends on the decisions that we make today to preserve, protect and explore the threatened diversity of the Earth's greatest ecosystems.
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    The news of polluted waterways is NOT new. The problems facing these ecosystems are well documented and globally devastating. Our commitment is to teach children through entertainment. It is our hope that AquaFriends educational programs will be the spark that inspires a generation to “teach their parents” and lead a dynamic movement to restore our waterways. When children are invested in a worthy cause, their parents follow suit. Just as our children lectured us about (choose one) seat belts, smoking, texting while driving, we predict that they will do the same about preserving our oceans and waterways. When they learn of over fishing, plastic pollution, emissions, and the vast effects of human consumption on our marine ecosystems, we are confidant that our children will lead the way in protecting and preserving these waterways. The oceans are vast, but they are not immune to human influence. We have already altered or destroyed many marine ecosystems and driven million-year-old species to the brink of extinction. According to a study published in Science, less than 4 percent of the oceans remain unaffected by human activity. In the last few decades, we have seen the benefits of restored rivers and lakes – for ecological and economic health – in many parts of the world. We can reap the same benefits from healthy oceans. We can restore ocean ecosystems that will sustain us, entertain us, amaze us and generate jobs around the world for centuries to come. The Aquafriends Foundation is dedicated to inspiring children to help change the world. This lofty goal is reachable...by educating children through smart and funny entertainment. We are confident that doing the right thing will become second nature to a whole generation.