Oceana is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) ocean conservation organization that advocates for policy changes by governments and corporations in order to preserve ocean life.
Based in Washington, DC, Oceana has offices across the world and is considered the largest ocean conservation advocacy group in the world. They do this by conducting their own scientific research, making policy recommendations, lobbying for specific legislative action, and filing and litigating lawsuits. Hence, the organization is staff intensive with 167 employees (as of 2017) that work on responsible fishing, plastics in the ocean, seafood fraud, climate change, and energy (i.e. drilling, blasting, and wind farms). Read more
Why doesn’t The Sierra Club, Oceana, Greenpeace, Surfrider Foundation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Rainforest Action Network, and Amazon Watch loudly communicate about the number one environmental problem in the world?
News outlets recently reported that Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Jerry Yang, and Jessica Powell are investing in Hampton Creek – a small company based in San Francisco focused on developing new ways of utilizing plants to replace eggs and animal products in a variety of different foods. Why would the co-founders of Microsoft, PayPal, Yahoo, and Google invest in a company promoting plant-based foods? The answer is surprisingly simple: there is one single industry that is destroying the planet more than any other: animal agriculture (which includes animal livestock and fishing). Hard to believe? It’s true but it’s one of the best kept secrets on this planet because no one wants to talk about it. Why? That’s a good question. Read more