Thank you, thank you, thank you! €150,000 in donations to ocean charities!
WE’RE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SEA CHANGE HAS NOW RAISED A STAGGERING €150,000 FOR OUR CHARITY PARTNERS ACROSS THE GLOBE!
We are truly grateful for your support in helping us raise such an amazing amount and, to celebrate, we wanted to share with you some of the activities we have helped to fund. You can find out more about all of our partners here.
Ocean Generation is our global partner and its goal is to restore a sustainable relationship between humanity and the ocean. It uses science and storytelling to engage people in the vital role the ocean plays in supporting our world.
Their film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ was named by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time,” igniting mass public awareness about the impact of plastic on our seas. The charity’s educational impact is impressive - 1,137,978 children have used their resources to learn about tackling ocean threats, and 11 countries have used these resources to upscale their knowledge.
In the UK, our charity partner is Sea-Changers, an organisation run entirely by volunteers, whose vision is to create a world where the seas and shores are clean and healthy and marine species are protected.
Sea Change Wine donations have contributed to Sea-Changers’ fund supporting over 200 marine conservation projects around the UK, including research, direct action and education.
In the past year, funding recipients have included the Manx Wildlife Trust, which has trialed the establishment of a new seagrass bed in the Isle of Man. Seagrass is an important marine habitat for many species, but it is also important for carbon capture. In fact, seagrass is thought to uptake carbon 35 times faster than tropical rainforests!
And in Scotland, our donations have helped Sea-Changers fund ‘Meet the Scientist’ events with the Scottish Seabird Centre. Held digitally due to covid, Sea-Changers have inspired new scientists and conservationists by bringing the marine world directly into their homes.
The Olive Ridley Project
Further afield, our donations are helping the Olive Ridley Project to protect sea turtles and their habitats in the Indian Ocean. One of their key projects is to reduce the deadly effects of ghost nets - commercial fishing nets that have been lost or discarded at sea – which are responsible for trapping and killing millions of marine animals as well as damaging coral reefs.
The team is working with fisheries to prevent ghost nets from entering the ocean in the first place, their community work focuses on educational outreach in local communities and schools, and their rescue centre provides veterinary care and rehabilitation to injured sea turtles across the Maldives.
SeaKeepers Asia is based in Singapore with a core focus on science and conservation for young people. We are supporting the charity’s outreach programme which provides learning in schools as well as aboard boats transformed into "floating classrooms" for marine-based lessons with experts from various fields of science.
Clean Coasts works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life. Our contributions will be used to help fund the 100s of beach clean-ups each year organised by Clean Coasts, who mobilise thousands of volunteers to remove large quantities of marine litter from the coastline.
OSEANOur Sea of East Asia Network (OSEAN) is a non-profit civic group and research institute based in South Korea. It was established to protect the marine environment from marine litter pollution through investigation, research, education, policy development, and international cooperation.
Everyone has a part to play
This is just a small snapshot of the incredible work our charity partners undertake. With your help, we are delighted to be able to support their vital projects across the globe. Every bottle of Sea Change helps fund ocean conservation projects, and our minimal packaging reduces waste and environmental impact.
We believe that everyone has a role to play in protecting our oceans. Turning the tide on plastic pollution is only going to happen if we all make changes, even small ones, and this is where the wine you choose can play a role.
Thank you once again for choosing Sea Change Wine – and let’s raise a glass to this amazing achievement!