We are everywhere. Under streets, beneath motorways, rivers and streams weave our way steadily back, joining city to sea. We are the world’s water. We are ocean.
Being on, by, under, in or around the ocean feels good. Even thinking about it can lift our mood. We don’t need to be sailors, surfers or swimmers to feel its benefits. We have saltwater blood and blue minds. It is beyond the ocean and us. There is no division. We are ocean.
As children, we are almost 80% water and wonder is our currency. The sound of the ocean is in us all. We are ocean.
The ocean drives our economy. For the half of all humans that are coastal dwellers, for the billion people who need fish to survive, but for us all. Global trade, shipping and transportation depends on the ocean. The ocean is wealth. We are ocean.
The ocean is vast, but it can change. No matter how remote it feels, our actions are changing this vital part of who and what we are. What we do not see, we forget. We must remember. We are ocean.
The ocean is community. There is powerful hope in its capacity to heal. A new language of connection brings us together to create a new relationship. One of knowing about the ocean, understanding what is wrong and helping to fix it through our daily lives and actions. We are ocean.
We will hold ourselves and each other to the ideas above, for the good of the moving water that underpins all life. This is our pact for the ocean. This is our promise. We are ocean.