The Art of Saving Our Seas

Slide12“Artivism: An explosion of creativity, a marrying of art and activism”

Over the past three years, street artists across the globe have taken up their brushes, prepped their spray cans, and united for one common mission. To Save Our Seas.

From endangered species and coral decline to ocean plastics and loss of global biodiversity, these artists have depicted a myriad of environmental issues for all the world to see. Last year, I covered their decent upon the tiny Mexican island of Isla Mujeres under the conservation flagship PangeaSeed.

“PangeaSeed is an international organization who collaborates with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities. They are dedicated to raising public awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation of sharks and other marine species in peril.”

In 2014, they created over 15 murals on Isla Mujeres alone that have inspired the community and thousands of tourists that flock to this summertime haven.

Recently, the extraordinary team at PangeaSeed, rallied the troops yet again, this time in Cozumel, Mexico. With over thirty supported artists, PangeaSeed nearly tripled this years mural count. An entire island brimming with beautiful ocean artwork. A bold statement to the current status and peril of our global oceans.

Below is just a small glimpse of the larger festival. If you would like to learn more about PangeaSeed or how to support this amazing conservation organization please visit: www.PangeaSeed.org

For more information about the SeaWalls project and other installations: www.pangeaseed.org/swmfo/

You can also view the other murals on Instagram @SeaWalls_ and @SeaWalls_Stories

#SeaWalls #SeaWallsMX #PangeaSeed #StayWild

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Alex Warneke (112 Posts)

Alex is committed to a life of inspiring others to view science through a more dynamic and empowering lens. Alex obtained her M.Sc. in Chemical Ecology from San Diego State University and most recently resided as a Science Programs Manager and Marine Scientist for the National Park Service. As an ecologist, storyteller, and community engager, she has spanned critical boundaries between stakeholders in education, academia, non-profit, and government to translate the most current scientific bodies of work in ways that are accessible and inclusive. She is a strong proponent of unconventional science communication and extending the broader impacts of science to the public using the outlets of art, digital media, education, and citizen science. Currently, Alex works at the interface of climate resilience and community with the Climate Science Alliance. As Deputy Director for the Alliance, her hope is that through her work and experience she can get the world to think differently about how we connect and impact the thriving ecosystem around us and commit to fostering a more resilient future.


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