TUT's Adventurers Club
December 2008's 'Gifts from the Universe' Project:
Start a sea change one DOLLAR at a time!
TO DONATE GO TO: www.oceanconservancy.org
As part of TUT's Adventurers Club mission, we have chosen Ocean Conservancy as our adoptive organization for the month. To reach our collaborative goal of support for them, please donate a dollar or more at the "Give Now" link below. Thank you and happy giving!
"To find out how much you've truly been blessed with in terms of love, time, energy, talent, joy, abundance, confidence, intelligence, wit, or any other quality, substance, or dispensation... give of them. Then you'll know what boundless really means."
- The Universe
Learn more about Ocean Conservancy by reading below, watching the video on the left, and by visiting www.oceanconservancy.org
Ocean Conservancy's Vision:
Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life.
Ocean Conservancy’s Strategic Priorities:
Restore Sustainable American Fisheries –
“Science is telling us something that perhaps we don’t want to hear. Fishery managers are ignoring the law and allowing our economically and ecologically important fish to be overfished. Sustainable fishing is one of the great hopes of ocean conservation.”
– Dennis Takahashi-Kelso, Executive Vice President for Conservation, Ocean Conservancy.
Conserve Special Ocean Places –
“The ocean should be healthy and protected so that everybody will benefit in the long run. Just as we have state parks and national parks on land, we need to do better to protect our most spectacular and ecologically important areas of the ocean.”
– Kaitlin Gaffney, Central Coast Program Manager, Ocean Conservancy, quoted in the Santa Cruz County Sentinel, September 21, 2007
Protect Ocean Wildlife from Human Impacts –
“Every time you have a mortality, you’re bringing the possibility of extinction to fruition.”
– Vicki Cornish, Vice President of Marine Wildlife Conservation, Ocean Conservancy, quoted in the Washington Post about the need to protect right whales, October 21, 2007
Reform Government for Better Ocean Stewardship –
“Ocean Conservancy takes a leading role in setting the ocean agenda for our nation and, by example, for the rest of the world. By shedding light on the issues and developing programs to solve them, Ocean Conservancy can continue to set in place policies that are reversing decades, perhaps centuries, of damage.”
– Vikki N. Spruill, President and CEO, Ocean Conservancy
“Seeing my first whale breach in the open ocean was a thrill that’s hard to beat. That’s why I give to Ocean Conservancy.”
- Helga A., Member since 1992, Ocean Conservancy