Positive Change for Marine Life dismantles the old narrative that the ocean exists for us to exploit. Through their core values of understanding, education and respect, they empower communities to take action for our ocean, developing long-term initiatives which benefit the sea, as well as those who rely upon it for survival. They work with businesses, fisherfolk, community organisations, students, faith groups, activists, political institutions and individuals to realise the value of a healthy ocean and the long-term environmental, social and economic benefit that it provides.
Their key focus at present is to address marine debris and pollution, which is having a devastating impact on marine ecosystems, as well as on human health. Within this, they examine the potential that waste management, up-cycling and ecotourism can have on transitioning coastal communities away from exploitative industries, whilst improving health, creating employment opportunities and protecting the ocean in perpetuity.
They are proud to be independent, non-partisan, and non-denominational. Over 95% of their work is undertaken by volunteers and they pride themselves on ensuring transparency in all that they do. Samantha by the Sea is proud to be supporting them through donating $25 from every ‘waves’ ring to assist their vital work in Australia and beyond!