EverWalk FOUNDERS DIANA NYAD AND BONNIE STOLL
INVITE YOU TO HEAL OUR BLUE PLANET:
Each one of us, One SMALL ACTION
Among the myriad of abuses we’ve committed against our home, planet earth, our focus here at OceansCommit
is the eight million tons of plastic that currently travels each year from land to sea all over the world.
Ocean activist Sylvia Earle calls our oceans the lungs of the earth.
We are literally suffocating our vital seas with an egregious assault of plastic pollution.
Like many of you, we can some days feel hopeless to ever rectify this catastrophe.
Yet, ironically the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic showed us the way.
In the first few months, with drastic reduction of car use and aviation, construction and factory operation,
Mother Earth virtually cleansed herself. We here at OceansCommit came to tears witnessing the images of the Himalayas,
clear as a bell, village people from 100 miles away able to see their beloved, majestic Mt. Everest for the first time in forty years.
India’s air pollution was suddenly down by 71%. Pictures from London to Los Angeles, from Venice to Lake Michigan,
revealed clean, breathable air and beautiful clear water not seen in decades.
We have just now witnessed proof positive that if we humans each do our little bit, we can in fact change the world.
And we’ve learned another crucial thing from this deadly pandemic.
Just as one human infected in Asia became millions infected in every corner of the globe,
pollution of both air and waters travels quickly to all air and waters of the earth.
Ours is a very small planet.
Those who don’t live anywhere near an ocean contribute to plastic arriving on beaches
and out in the deep ocean, from the heartland of the U.S. to the shores of Cambodia.
91% of all plastic ends up in our oceans.
The drive behind OceansCommit is the commitment to reduce single-use plastic in our homes and businesses.
Many other activists are doing crucial work to curb plastic pollution, but we here at EverWalk/OceansCommit
are the only organization that lead walking and swimming events to raise awareness of plastic pollution.
Stemming from EverWalk's love of the great outdoors, our values of empowerment and discovery now focus on a new horizon.
We will both walk and swim, including virtual events,
gathering a long and powerful list of those of us signing our commitments to reduce our plastic use.
Please click OceansCommit on our menu to make your commitment.
It’s a simple equation:
We use less plastic. We create less plastic waste. Less plastic goes into our landfills, our rivers, our oceans.
Just as We the People just lifted air pollution from our skies during the pandemic,
We the People together can lift plastic pollution from our oceans, each one of us doing our small part.
Never, ever, give up!
diana & Bonnie