Sea Change celebrates the beauty of nature, but it reminds us our beaches, ocean and other special places need to be cared for. It is our hope that Sea Change will inspire both children and adults to help protect our oceans from the negative impact of pollution, joining the wave of people taking action to protect what is truly our last frontier; our mighty Blue Ocean.
We want to raise awareness about the threats plaguing our seas, but also offer hope and inspiration to empower everyone to take action and make a difference every day.
- Our oceans are in deep trouble. Pollution, overfishing, ocean acidification, and habitat destruction threaten to destroy our last frontier.
- Mountains of waste, especially plastic pollution, wash to the shore and are dumped in the sea every day. Researchers have found trash even to the deepest depths of the ocean.
- Plastic pollution hurts and kills marine life when they get tangled or eat it. Trash such as huge fishing nets that have been lost or discarded can steam roll over sensitive habitat. (Click Here)
With a little thought and creativity, we each can make a big difference. Here are some ways you can help:
- Avoid single use bottles, bags, cutlery and other packaging and bring your food and drinks in reusable containers whenever you can.
- Lead by example and pick up trash, even if it isn’t yours. Also join International Coastal Cleanup Day on a beach near you.
- Let your favorite beach, park, or other natural place inspire you to be positive and take action!
Lets all pitch in and make a SEA CHANGE!
About Joel Harper
From a young age Joel Harper expressed himself through writing and music. Now as an accomplished writer, musician, and music teacher, Joel supports his love of self-expression and discovery by managing his publishing house Freedom Three Publishing. Joel’s self-published debut title, Restless Spirit: The Eyes of a Child, is a testament of Joel’s journey of expression and interaction with the world around him.
Joel believes that everyone has the innate ability to be creative. Coming from a long family lineage of musicians and storytellers, he also believes that everyone has the potential to learn to play an instrument and that everyone has a “story.” Joel seeks to inspire people to tap into their artistic expression through music and writing. “One of the things I enjoy most about working with music and literature is seeing someone’s eyes light up the very first time they hit a note on the Native American Flute, bang a beat out of a drum, or have the courage to share a story that comes from their heart–because I know their lives will forever be enriched by the experience.”
When Joel is not writing, publishing book’s and operating his self-publishing consultancy, he can be found spending time with his wife and two sons along the pristine shores of Laguna Beach–or playing any instrument he can get his hands on!
About Erin O’Shea
Erin O’Shea is a SoCal native that has worked and played on beaches since childhood and now shares her love of the sea with her three children. Erin is a freelance illustrator and professor of visual arts at a local college. Floating and frolicking in the ocean with her children is her most favorite thing in the whole wide world. Her hope is that with books like “Sea Change” and the growing number of ocean loving humans, her children can experience the same beauty with their future families.
“The sea, the sea, the open sea. The blue the fresh the ever free.” – Barry Cornwall