I just got back from an incredibly inspirational speech by Ted Danson, author of the new Rodale book Oceana. Hopefully, there will be more to come about Ted and his mission in an upcoming issue of Organic Gardening, so I don’t want to give too much away. But what I do want to say is that we who care for the environment and care about organics need to start caring about the ocean. So much of the world’s livable space is ocean, but, as Ted says, it’s out of sight, out of mind. We can’t see the majority of the ocean (where I grew up I couldn’t see it, period). We can’t walk along its beautiful coral reefs or pet the amazing wildlife that resides there, so few of us think that it is important enough to do anything about. I’m right in that group, or at least I was until I read this exciting book. It’s exciting because there are things we can do to turn around the fate of the ocean, which at this point looks bleak. One of the easiest things you can do? Go to oceana.org get informed and sign up for their mailing list to get involved. And while you’re at it, buy the book. You’ll thank me later.
What do you think about the fate of our oceans? Is it at the top of your list? Or, like me, did you not think of it at all?