Science fiction writer and ocean explorer Arthur C. Clarke once said, “How inappropriate it is to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.”
Following this past weekend’s festive Earth Day celebrations, it’s important not forget about the other 70% of our planet’s surface. That’s why Love The Sea, a nonprofit working out of ROC’s Honolulu office, is hosting the upcoming Ocean Aid Festival.
The festival will be FREE TO ATTEND(!), and will support the preservation and restoration of our waters, while spreading awareness about ocean pollution.
Love The Sea
Some of the most immediate dangers to our oceans and planet are trash and plastic waste. With nearly 10 million tons of plastic dumped into the ocean every year, scientists estimate that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
Our oceans, and therefore our planet, face a serious problem, and our children and future generations will be the ones to inherit the worst of it.
Love The Sea works to defend us from the plastic apocalypse with their comprehensive LEAF approach: Legislate, Activate, Educate, and Fund. They influence and inform at the policy level, while also joining with volunteers to host and support cleanup events. For Ocean Aid, Love The Sea partnered with several leading non-profits working on ocean preservation.
Ocean Aid will host music performances, educational talks, and art installations, meant to “inform, inspire, and enact change” regarding pollution and waste in our waters. Proceeds will be used to fund Love The Sea and other NGO partners, like the Hawaii Wild Life Fund and the Surfrider Foundation, in their efforts to protect our oceans.
The festival will take place on April 30th at The Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, with performances starting at 4 pm and going on into the night. Ceelo Green will be headlining, along with other epic artists like Grandmaster Flash and funk legend like Bootsy Collins.
In addition to the musical performances, the festival will include interactive art installations, marine debris sculptures, delicious food trucks, hula and haka dance performances, and a Guinness World Record-setting drum circle.
If you want to show some love for our planet and enjoy an evening of music, inspiration, and community, don’t miss it!
Be sure to share, follow, and support Love The Sea’s preservation efforts, too!