Together with SaveThe Manatees Club, 4Ocean works to remove trash from the aquatic habitats of the gentle manatee and support public awareness of their plight, sponsoring research, and advocating for strong protection measures globally.
The future wellbeing of our planet is dependent on our caring for it today. Our grandchildren and all of the natural creatures who inhabit the planet will inherit what we leave for them and they deserve the best that we can do for. They are deserve a sustainable future and we must support them. I always remember the March of Dimes effort which was led by children with their dimes. Their "insignificant" dimes helped to eradicate one of the most destructive human illnesses - polio. Our world and future will similarly be saved by millions of small efforts by each of us to clean up where we can and by supporting the big efforts of organizations like 4Ocean in their cleanup.
I am always amazed and pleased at how much my grandchildren know about and care about the world they live in and the future of that world. I asked my soon to be 11 years old granddaughter what she wanted for her birthday and she said something that thrilled me. She said, "Mimi I want a bracelet to save the oceans and the dolphins". The bracelet is from 4Ocean, a nonprofit whose mission is to clean the oceans of trash and save the creatures that live there and depend on it (we actually all depend on it). They promise to clean one pound of trash out of the oceans for every bracelet that is sold. The one dolphin bracelet was not very expensive so I asked my granddaughter what other animals she would like to help and she suggested the manatees and the polar bears. So I bought three bracelets that benefitted three different creatures. What I particularly like is that 4Ocean is partnering with other organizations who have a similar mission for each creature so that they can achieve more together than they can by themselves.
Dolphin populations are dwindling thanks to threats like ocean plastic and entanglement. These intelligent creatures are also routinely harrassed, slaughtered and sold into captivity around the world for plunder and profit. 4Ocean partners with Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project to help raise awareness of the plight of dolphins and to clean up and protect their ocean home.
For the polar bears, 4Ocean partners with Polar Fund International and Carbonfund.org. The purpose is to create a more sustainable future by combatting habitat degradation for polar bears and to protect our planet from the destruction of global warming.