March 19, 2005

viva la revolucion oceanica!!!

It's pretty clear that I love the ocean, right? Most of you probably already knew this, but the cover of my new album sealed the deal, I'd say. I can't live too far from the ocean; even if I can't see it, knowing it is near and that I can visit at any time is comforting and important to me.
But there are problems with the ocean, mainly with what we as human beings are doing to it. We are fishing it to death, dumping toxic chemicals into it and generally not treating this gift with the respect and care that we should. The oceans do have an incredible ability to cleanse and rejuvenate themselves, as well as provide sustenance and support to most of the world's creatures in one way or another, but they are nonetheless not impervious to harm.
Thankfully there are people who have devoted themselves to preserving and restoring the world's oceans. Two of these people, J. Nichols and Hoyt Peckham, are good friends of mine, and have started an initiative called 'Ocean Revolution'. This program is designed to educate and inspire young people to take an active role in the preservation of the oceans. It is really exciting to think about what kind of impact can be made right now.
We might not all be able to work for such organizations and devote our lives to this preservation, but we all can help in different ways. You can wear Ocean Revolution wristbands to help spread the word; you can go to their site and learn more about OR's activities; you can make a donation to their cause; you can volunteer your time. All these are fantastic.
I have decided to make my donation not only in the form of wristbands for myself and all my friends, but in the form of cd profits. I have decided that for every cd sold to an Ocean Revolution supporter, I will donate my profit (half the cost - $6) to their cause. Now this doesn't seem like much, but it can add up quickly, and hell, every little bit helps anyway.
If you would like to support OR via a cd purchase, please indicate as such in the 'how did you hear about us?' spot during checkout so I can distinguish from the other orders coming in.

We all have an obligation to give back to this planet that supports us. For me, this is a personally meaningful and exciting way. Please help me help OR help the oceans.

Thank you.

Posted by halsey at March 19, 2005 08:17 AM

hals, you are a true ocean revolutionary in the tradition of cousteau, melville and magellan.

Posted by: J at April 14, 2005 01:57 PM
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