As many of you know, we have been expanding our cleanup facilities and operations internationally over the last year or so and will continue this expansion in 2019 and beyond. It certainly hasn't been without its challenges, but the dedicated 4ocean employees in our overseas operations have stepped up to the plate and exceeded our wildest expectations every step of the way! Whether it's Andi, the Director of Operations for 4ocean Bali; Edouard, our Director of Operations at 4ocean Haiti; Jackie, the Director of International Operations in the States, or any of the other dedicated 4ocean Team members here and abroad, it is our mission to clean the ocean and coastlines around the world!
We have heard from many of you that you're super interested in what is going on in these locations and we're listening. You want to know about how the cleanup efforts are growing, how jobs and new economies are being created, as well as how we are changing perceptions and lives by educating and raising awareness in local communities. The reality is that sometimes there is just so much going on that it's hard to cover all of it on our regular 4ocean social media channels.
So in response to your feedback, we've created unique 4ocean Instagram channels for our cleanup operations both here in the States and internationally to keep you up to date on all the incredible things going on with our 4ocean Cleanup Teams globally!
We are happy to introduce 4ocean Bali, 4ocean Haiti, and 4ocean Florida Instagram channels for Cleanup Operations! We can't wait to begin sharing more information on a regular basis about these operations, the amazing teams, all of the upgrades we are doing in these locations as well as some local stories that just make you feel good about what we are doing there. Make sure to add each one of them and stay tuned for more updates.
If you aren't already a part of 4ocean's main social media channels, make sure to follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date on all things 4ocean! Also, head on over to our Discover 4ocean Facebook Group to get in on the conversation around ocean plastic pollution and other important ocean conservation topics.
Around the world, many species both on land and in the sea are facing the most important fight of their lives –– the one that could potentially be the final fight to exist on this planet. Today is Endangered Species Day and we want to recognize the peril of these iconic animals in hopes of bringing attention to their plight and call out some amazing work our non-profit partners are doing to save these creatures.
It was a chance meeting between a marketer and a famous musician that sparked the passion to change the future of the ocean and led to the creation of our partner organization, Ocean Conservancy®, a global force for ocean conservation. Check out some of the incredible programs they are involved in and find out who that famous musician was.
In early April 2019, the 4ocean team had the pleasure of attending the Coral Restoration Foundation™ "Raise the Reef" Gala to help support the amazing work they are doing to restore and protect coral reefs in the Florida Keys and around the world. It was a night of insight and inspiration that will ultimately lead to the type of immediate action we need to save these precious underwater ecosystems for future generations.