“The Earth is what we all have in common.” -Wendell Berry
SeaTrees takes a similar approach, but their focus is on ocean health. The earth’s oceans contain 90% of the carbon in the global carbon cycle; it’s a powerhouse at sequestering carbon, the leading cause of the “greenhouse effect”. We can see the ocean health deteriorating before our eyes – coral reefs dying, overfishing, oil spills, the plastic, coastal erosion. The sandy shores of the Outer Banks are especially vulnerable to coastal erosion and rising sea levels.
SeaTrees directs their efforts at planting mangroves and kelp. Like One Tree Planted, they plant all over the world utilizing local organizations and communities. Involving local people in these plantings gets them connected to their community, their environment, creates jobs, and of course, sequesters carbon. Mangroves and kelp boost biodiversity, reduce erosion, and clean the air and water.