What do I love most about the ocean? The freedom.
I think one of my favorite things to do, is when duck diving under a wave, and when you go under and
you open up your eyes and the sun light's coming through the wave, and it's just
crystal clear water and everything just moves just so slow and you just see
everything around you. I think that, you know to me that is just pure
happiness. It's just freedom and I think that what
encompasses 4ocean is really just you know a clean ocean, a better future
for the ocean, so that not only myself but my kids and future generations can
can enjoy and be a part of that and get to experience that and and if that's
not gonna be there, you know then that's something we need to do right now to
change. The common thread amongst everybody with 4ocean is the
optimism, everybody sees that chance and the ability to create a change and feel
so strongly about having a career involved in something that they
believe in and and to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
I think one of the most inspiring things about being a co-founder for 4ocean is
seeing collectively the movement that we've been able to kind of
start and get everybody involved and it's so many people just passionate
fired up and in terms of what we're doing in regards to ocean cleanup and
and the big-picture approach of what we're trying to accomplish.
We will be the world's largest ocean cleanup company that had a sustainable
initiative and created a massive change in the world and for the ocean.
The goal is to develop 4ocean into a global organization. We already have a few cleanup
headquarters internationally but if we're able to continue on the path that
we're on, we're gonna build out an attack ocean plastic from all angles and that
means by developing new different tactics to removing plastic, coming up
with innovative and creative solutions and most importantly influencing
individuals on what they can do to reduce their impact on the amount of
ocean plastic entering the ocean.
We're all connected to the ocean. You know the ocean is is producing the oxygen that we breathe, it's producing the food that we eat,
it's literally the future for us and for our kids and I think that no matter
where you are you are connected to the ocean in some way, shape, or form.
It's our responsibility to look out for it and to to take care of it for future generations.
World Oceans Day, to me is essentially the opportunity for everyone to come
together and to discuss the different matters around the oceans but the thing
that I want everyone to really understand is that every day should be
World Oceans Day. This stuff has to continue throughout the year you know
let's not just let the hype be there for one day
and then let it taper off but rather let's have those conversations and keep
them going for 365 days a year. Even if we removed every single piece of
plastic out of the ocean today, tomorrow we still have a problem and I think that
World Oceans Day is an opportunity for us to shine some light on the fact that
you know it's up to us collectively as consumers to to not only change our
habits but to to have the influence on these large brands and corporations to
the point where they can change their production styles and have a serious
impact on the amount of plastic that's being produced and eventually possibly
end up in the ocean.
This is our ocean. This is our world. This is our opportunity to not only just
maintain them, but to improve, to leave these environments
better than when were here so that not only ourselves but our future
generations can enjoy them.