Co-Founder Alex Schulze Talks All Things 4ocean

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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.