Save our Oceans & Wildlife
You and I need healthy oceans. Oceans absorb heat, generate more than half of our atmosphere's oxygen, regulate the world's weather patterns, and more than a billion people depend on fish for their primary source of protein. The oceans also provide an abundance of inspiration & beauty!
Yet the oceans are in trouble. 90% of fisheries are fully fished or overfished, and stocks of large fish like tuna and swordfish have declined by 90% since 1950. Climate change is bleaching coral reefs worldwide, and millions of tons of plastic are choking our sea life and causing ingestion, suffocation and entanglement of hundreds of marine species worldwide. 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, and make up 80% of all marine debris. Study says that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. The oceans have reached a tipping point.
Plastic pollution is not just killing our wildlife. It threatens food safety and quality, human health, coastal tourism, and contributes to climate change.
All ocean problems share a common cause: human behavior. In short, people put too much in and take too much out of the seas. The solution: change the human behaviors that damage ocean health, and the oceans will continue to thrive.
HELP US SAVE THE OCEANS & WILDLIFE
By purchasing Pack & Leaf’s zero-waste body care products you will help support a range of wildlife organizations including the Oceanic Society and WWF in their efforts to protect our ocean’s wildlife and their habitats. 10% of profits are donated to charity and we are adopting a growing number of animals that need our help.
PACK & LEAF’S ADOPTED FAMILY
Howard the Humpback Whale
Howard is part of the “Whales of Guerrero Research Project” which protects endangered humpback whales and their habitats. Howard has been sighted 21 times between San Francisco and Oaxaca, Mexico. Check out pics of his unique flukes here at the Happy Whale website
Adam the Laysan Albatross Chick
Our adoption of Adam supports the efforts to counteract the impacts of marine plastic pollution on Laysan Albatross populations in Midway Atoll (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) where their habitats are awash with plastic debris.
Hector the Green Turtle
Our adoption is helping to reduce threats to green turtles in Australia from fishing, expanding and creating marines sanctuaries and reducing the contaminants entering our waterways to help protect their food supplies and homes.
Cleo the Bottlenose Dolphin
Cleo is a vigilant mother, keeping her calf, Clem, close to her side when making her way across her typical resting habitat near Grand Bogue, Belize. Our adoption supports the research and habitat protection of the species.