The health of our water is at stake. Our ocean and waterways are continually polluted by single-use items, discarded fishing gear, and other plastics. These items leach toxic chemicals into the water we drink and into the ocean that many creatures call home. When trash, litter, and other pollution is not disposed of correctly, it emits methane gas, a contributor to climate change. It also impacts living organisms in our ocean that help reduce carbon. As these items fill our ocean and waterways, animals get tangled in them and/or mistake them for food, which threatens food chains and affects the health of our water. All One Ocean is at the forefront of changing this through education and providing simple, everyday solutions that allow everyone to make a difference.
All One Ocean’s mission is to educate our communities about the destructive impact of litter on our ocean and waterways and provide simple, sustainable, and effective ways to reduce our impact on the ocean environment.
Healthy water for all is our end goal. We rely on it for drinking water, food, agriculture, and recreational activities. Animals rely on it for survival. Our water--whether in waterways or the ocean--is facing challenges caused by human pollution. This pollution is capable of harming all of us, while also contributing to climate change. Through education and simple daily acts of environmental consciousness, we can get closer to our goal. By educating our youth, we will create a new generation of environmental leaders who will grow up knowing that there is nothing normal about a plastic-choked ocean, and lead us in changing behaviors, making it possible for everyone to have healthy water.