Create a Better Future for Our Ocean and Economy
The ocean is a powerful force in our lives and it is essential in solving today’s biggest global issues: the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic being one of them. In 2018 alone, the ocean provided 2.3 million jobs in the United States. And it has the potential to provide even more opportunities while creating a healthier future for our ocean and planet.
We can put people to work to protect and restore our wetlands, mangroves and other ecosystems. This will help protect our communities, and the animals who call these natural places home, from the harmful effects of climate change such as rising sea levels and ocean acidification. We can safeguard our communities while simultaneously spurring job growth and economic recovery. Tell your Representatives today to invest in our ocean and coastal communities.
Coastal restoration projects have played a major role in rebuilding our economy before. During the Great Recession of 2008, we looked towards coastal restoration to help jump start the economy. Those projects not only boosted the economy of local coastal communities, they helped protect our ocean. Tell your Representatives to support this proven solution so we can emerge from this pandemic with thriving communities and a healthy ocean.
We need to invest in a greener future. Take action to restore coastal ecosystems while fueling our economy.