Did you know that our oceans are responsible for over 50 percent of oxygen production? Yes, it's the ocean that provides us with most of our breathable air.
Whether or not you live by the water, the lives of humans and the Earth is inextricably tied to the sea. Three billion people rely on the ocean for food. Its reefs protect us from danger. It absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. Our main source of climate regulation, it carries warmth through currents all around the world.
Our fates are tied together. When the ocean is healthy, it gives us all we need to survive. But when our oceans are in danger, so are we.
Today, on the day os UN World Oceans Day, we are amplifying the message that there has never been a better or more important time to come together and fight for the survival of our seas - and for ourselves.
It's the message of La Mer's Blue Heart Oceans Fund - a way to facilitate charitable giving towards projects that benefit the ocean. Established in 2017, the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund has supported the protection of 16 million miles of unique marine habitats across the globe. It's secured the planting of 30,000 mangroves in the Caribbean. It supports EarthEcho's OceanEcho 30X30 initiative, which aims to protect 30 percent of our oceans by 2030. It is also supporting conservation efforts in places like Grenada, The East China Sea and The Azores.
It's no secret that our oceans are under threat. You only need turn on Netflix or open Google News to discover the problems and peril our seas currently face. From world sites like the ecosystem of The Great Barrier Reef to endangered whales to microplastic pollution - the ocean is in trouble. And it's up to us to fix it.
Our destinies are linked - the state of the ocean is the future of ourselves. And we have no future without it.