Honoring World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2015
NicolasImbert_72_1.jpg I’ve always believed real change comes from the heart. To make real change, you must appeal to the heart. That’s what I have always tried to do through my films and educational programs – inspire curiosity and a sense of responsibility through the heart ...

The Many Solutions to California’s Drought

July 28, 2015
Edison dry Ca 74_1.JPG Now entering its fourth year of drought, California, a state with an arid Mediterranean climate, is familiar with the naturally occurring seasonal droughts and rainy seasons. But this time around, the situation has reached a new level ...

In Memory of Packy Offield

July 21, 2015
Packy_1.pngPacky was, and still is, a great inspiration for those who want to protect our environment and continue to learn more about it ...

National Shark Awareness Day

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July 17, 2015
Shark Awareness Day Image by Carrie Vonderhaar Know your sharks? Try this riddle: Lurking through all the world’s open seas, I am a fear to many and prompt rapid flee, but though I am large and colossal in size, I am intelligent, curious and probably wise, I learn from experience and adapt as I grow, and in spite of my size I am not at all slow, there is no need to fear me as I can be gentle too, it just takes getting to know me in the big ocean blue. Who am I? ...

Environmental News June 24 - July 8, 2015

Quote for the week

“The Earth is what we all have in common.”
—Wendell Berry

Fighting to save sea turtles and their guardians in Costa Rica

July 9, 2015
Green Sea Turtle © Carrie VOnderhaar, Ocean Futures Society It starts with each one of us. It’s our love and passion that motivates change. Talk to your friends, your neighbors, and your families. Every single one of us can take action TODAY ...

World Oceans Day 2015

June 8, 2015
_CEV6845_0.jpgWe have the honor and obligation to share this message with the rest of the world. It is time for action ...

Oceania 21 – Third Pacific Summit in New Caledonia

May 13, 2015
aerial014TO_0_0.jpg We are all are connected to the Pacific, one way or another. Today we have not only the responsibility to care for our ocean home, but also the privilege – the only species – that has the choice not to disappear ...

Earth Day 2015

April 22, 2015
1237.jpg.800x600_q90_0.jpg As we honor the wonderful Earth Day celebrations around the world, we at Ocean Futures Society believe it is a golden opportunity to remind us all about the gifts and services the ocean provides ...

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: 5-Year Aftermath

April 14, 2015
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s team were the first in the water following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo credit: ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society There is an image that haunts me. Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, 42 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, suddenly exploded ...