The Ocean Project is excited to share the comprehensive national research recently conducted by our partners at Azul and Green 2.0. The findings complement each other, build upon earlier efforts, and will help significantly in efforts to diversify and improve the movement for a healthy ocean and a stable climate.
- Read more about Azul’s findings related to their U.S. Latinos and the Ocean Poll here.
- Read more about Green 2.0’s National Poll on Voters of Color & Climate Change here.
We all need a healthy ocean and climate to survive and thrive, no matter where we live. This research comes at a time when the ocean and climate conservation movement increasingly recognizes the need to look across community leadership and include all voices if we are to achieve a more equitable and sustainable society and a healthy blue planet. The Ocean Project is committed to continuing to move forward with our “network of networks” to increase the diversity and effectiveness of the movement, especially by supporting youth leadership and advocacy. And we are confident that these new research findings will encourage more collaborative efforts to protect our ocean and our climate — two of our greatest public resources — and ensure a better future for current and future generations.
These new reports notably build upon earlier efforts by The Ocean Project, which has been doing its own research into how to understand perspectives and help advance effective conservation and grow the movement for our blue planet for 25 years. The most recent summary of The Ocean Project’s research and related efforts can be found here, and prior reports that investigated attitudes and opinions on environmental, ocean, and climate change issues can be found here.
Two of the key findings from that early research were that younger people as well as those living in households where English is the second language are among those Americans who are most concerned about ocean health, most interested in ocean conservation, and most willing to take action, yet all too often they have been overlooked by the environmental movement. This finding fed directly into the outreach and engagement efforts we’ve supported with our network of partners, informing the focus of our Innovative Solutions Grants + Program and our work around World Ocean Day. The research was also the impetus for launching our collaborative youth engagement and leadership initiative, which with every year has become more of a central focus for our organization.
Congratulations once again to Azul and Green 2.0 on this important research and we hope that the findings will help in significant ways in diversifying and increasing the efficacy of the movement to protect our blue planet and stabilize the climate.