To some degree we realize that across the globe our marine life is in a very dire state, beyond dire for some species. Fish is one commodity that connects every single country across the globe whether they are land locked or not. The Underwater world is linked to ours in ways we can only begin to imagine, and not simply as a food resource. Our ocean and the world’s that inhabit them are under threat.
We often hear so much of what is going wrong that it becomes very difficult to see how we could possibly view our marine world in a positive light.
But it is not all bad news. We do have the ability to change and avoid any disastrous collapses in our marine environment. It is a simple change in awareness. Action, no matter how small, does make a difference. However, we are not aiming for a small action or a small change.
A glimmer of optimism
There are inspiring people in this world who show us that there is a glimmer of optimism that our marine resources can be saved through ingenious thought, idea sharing and multi-disciplined lateral thinking. For one day, on the 24th March 2012, TEDxSeaPoint wants to show you that inspired change is happening all around us.
Under the theme, “Who moved my sushi?“, TEDxSeaPoint is on a mission to ignite inspiration for our marine world from every area of society. From governments and scientists, to the corporate world and the academic. From entrepreneurs and conservationists to those who find pleasure and inspiration from the ocean. Also people who depend on the ocean for their survival and those who are intrinsically linked socially, traditionally and commercially to the amazing variety of species that fill our seas.
The ocean’s inspiration
On the 24th of March 2012 there will be inspirational talks from a variety of local and international change makers who are passionate about the ocean.
We as humans are the problem, but we are also the solution. Come and be a part of this solution!