Every purchase you make from Changing Tides donates proceeds to a chosen organization that we believe is doing good work for the world. These groups will rotate as we discover needed attention and as we grow.
The water we drink, the food we eat, and the air we breathe comes from our oceans. For four decades, the Ocean Conservancy has worked to bring people, science and policy together with a mission to counter the many threats to ocean health and sustainability. This means protecting vital, vulnerable ecosystems through legislation, enforcing accountability among leaders, and spearheading history's largest effort to clean up the irreplaceable beaches we all share.
Since 1972, Ocean Conservancy has:
- Initiated the Whale Protection Fund, contributing to the eventual banning of commercial whaling by the International Whaling Commission in 1982.
- Fought for protection of key habitats under the Marine Sanctuary Program, starting the very first International Coastal Cleanup in 1986.
- Worked with indigenous communities, legislators, scientists and people like us to advocate for science-based solutions to protect fragile, essential ocean ecosystems from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico.
- Established the Ocean Futures Initiative to study the interactive effects of stressors like climate change and acidification on our oceans.
- Helped coastal communities develop strong, sustainable economies that can thrive alongside healthy ocean ecosystems and wildlife; worked to protect fish populations threatened by overfishing; reduced the threat to ocean wildlife from trash ingestion and entanglement.
By working together, Ocean Conservancy seeks solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. If the oceans aren't healthy, we're not healthy.
SeaLegacy is a collective of some of the most experienced and renowned photographers, filmmakers and storytellers working on behalf of our oceans.
Working within the confluence of conservation and science, SeaLegacy bridges the gap between scientific data and human emotion. They align themselves with strategic allies who are working in the realms of science and policy, and empower their efforts with incomparable imagery and influence. The strategy instills hope in humanity and stimulates the global community to protect our seas. Hope is not just a nice word; hope is empowerment, hope is a solution, hope is a game changer.
Our oceans sustain life on this planet and they are in peril. Many people still don’t see or feel the effects of overfishing, pollution, and habitat loss. That’s where SeaLegacy comes in. Using the power of storytelling to create the change we want to see, SeaLegacy raises awareness as just the beginning. It is time to show the global community what is at stake. We must rally support and ignite real and lasting change for our world’s oceans.
For more on SeaLegacy, visit their website: https://www.sealegacy.org/
- Protecting and restoring threatened forest ecosystems;
- Promoting and expanding urban forests; and
- Increasing understanding of the importance forests.
American Forests has been protecting and restoring forests for more than 140 years. They may be the nation’s oldest conservation organization, yet their work today is more important than ever. Since 1990 alone, they have planted more than 50 million trees, helping to restore forests in all 50 states and nearly 50 countries. Their projects are many and varied, and so are their victories.
- Forest are essential to life on earth.
- We are not separate from nature. By caring for nature, we care for ourselves.
- Resilient forests slow the effects of climate change, provide more abundant drinking water and improve air quality.
- Eighty percent of land-based biodiversity is in forests. Healthy, functioning forests protect these animal species from extinction and other grave threats.
- In the U.S. and around the world, the health of our forests is threatened by climate change, invasive species, insects and the destruction of forests for development or conversion to agricultural uses.
- Forests recover slowly, so the time to act is now.
To get a sense of the scope of their work, please visit their website: www.americanforests.org