With World Ocean Day, who better to remind us to protect our oceans than well-known activists Sir Richard Branson and Adrian Grenier.
In an original HuffPost Rise video, the businessman and actor have teamed up to explain how ocean contamination is threatening our food supply, wildlife and future generations. Thereby encouraging viewers to show their appreciation for the ocean by using the hashtag #MakeASplash.
I mean clearly it’s terrifying when you read the facts, commented Branson. For only 2% of the global ocean is fully protected. Yet even though science tells us that at least 30% should be safeguarded. Especially if we want to preserve it for the future.
So in honor of World Ocean Day, renowned activists Sir Richard Branson and Adrian Grenier have joined forces. Especially to raise awareness about the threats posed by ocean contamination. Through their collaboration, they aim to emphasize the importance of protecting our oceans to safeguard our food supply, wildlife, and future generations. Branson and Grenier advocate for greater ocean protection. Especially as currently only 2% of the global ocean is fully protected despite scientific recommendations that at least 30% should be safeguarded. They also highlight the vital role of the ocean in providing essential resources such as food, jobs, relaxation, inspiration, and oxygen. That’s with the ocean being the source of 50% of our oxygen. In addition to their awareness-raising efforts, Branson is participating in a 3.3 kilometer swim and has challenged Grenier to join him, demonstrating their commitment to making a difference.
Ocean Comments by Adrian Grenier
Grenier adds, “The ocean should not be taken for granted. It should be nurtured. It gives us so many things, like food, jobs, relaxation, inspiration. But it gives us one thing that we can’t see, but is perhaps the most important of them all – oxygen. 50% of our oxygen comes from the ocean.”
Garnering Ocean Day Awareness
Their involvement doesn’t stop there. Branson is participating in a 3.3 kilometer swim on the coast of Italy to raise awareness — and he’s challenging Grenier to join him. Unphased by the challenge, Greiner defiantly replies, “Together we can make a difference. We need your help. So yes, Richard, I accept your challenge.”
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