Unesco Green Citizens

Ocean

The ocean we want for the future we need!  The Ocean decade 2021-2030 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Ten years during which all key players in ocean science will be strongly mobilized to advance understanding of the ocean and its links to the climate.

People all over the world already do their part by creating amazing innovative solutions. Discover them now!

Learn more about UNESCO’s work on Oceans: https://en.unesco.org/themes/one-planet-one-ocean

Themes
Themes
Biodiversity
Education for Sustainable Development
Hydrology
Local and Indigenous Knowledge
Ocean
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
Country
Country
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Niger
Panama
Peru
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Uganda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Zimbabwe
Eco-Patrol team helping to clean garbage
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Eco-patrol in the Far North of Russia

Involving communities in the far north of Russia in waste collection expeditions while taking samples for scientific research on microplastics is the particularity of the eco-patrol project.

Raf and magnet fishing findings, operation helped by the City of Paris project “In my Street”
#Youth

Raf Sur Seine

Raphaël, 10 years old, has decided to participate in the cleaning of the Seine. He fishes with a magnet and a grappling hook. With the will to sensitize a maximum of citizens.

Harvesting lemna

MicroTERRA

To help fish farmers address economic and sustainability challenges, three young women are studying lemna, an aquatic plant that cleans water and offers a new source of income.

Estaca student members of the Green Turtle project 2020/2021
#Youth

Green Turtle

To fight against ocean pollution and clean up ports, a group of students have come up with a beautiful technology inspired by nature. These engineering students have designed Green Turtle, a turtle robot that tracks plastic waste.

Volunteer sitting in front of plastic bottles in the process of being recycled
#Women

Recicla LATAM

To promote recycling and sustainable habits in Peru and beyond, Recicla, Pe ! has developed an inclusive, circular approach to managing plastic waste.

Marie Barbezieux Rousselle doing a workshop on eco-friendly habits in a local school
#Youth

Little Ecologists

How can we make children more aware of the environment while reducing feelings of “eco-anxiety” at the uncertain future we face?  For Marie Barbezieux Rousselle, the solution is a fun online and face-to-face programme for 4-10 years olds.

Agustina Besada taking microplastic samples
#Youth

Unplastify

To unplastify the world, we need to change our relationship with plastic. To take us one step closer and reduce single-use plastic, Agustina Besada and Rocío González set up Unplastify, an Argentine social enterprise focusing on local action and systemic change.

#Women #Youth

Smartfin

The sensor-packed Smartfin transforms surfers into citizen scientists who help researchers collect data about the ocean, understand the impacts of climate change and inform conservation strategies.

#Women

Saathi

Saathi began in 2015, when its co-founders Kristin Kagetsu, Tarun Bothra and Grace Kane – graduates of MIT (US), Nirma University- came together on a mission to create fully eco-friendly, compostable sanitary napkins using locally sourced banana fiber. They  were inspired by the idea of improving women’s access to sanitary pads in India.

#Women #Youth

Holau Vaka Taumako

Reconnecting with their ancestral knowledge and voyaging culture is essential for the inhabitants of Taumako. On this isolated Polynesian island, directly impacted by climate change, the elders set up the Holau Vaka Taumako Project to share their know-how between generations and with other islands in the South Pacific and Hawaiian regions.

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