This December, ocean-focused non-profit PangeaSeed Foundation, in collaboration with Clean Sweep Frederiksted, will be making waves in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands with their public art program, “Sea Walls: Artists For Oceans.” For their ten-day public art program, the non-profit has partnered with The Ocean Agency’s Glowing Glowing Gone campaign in order to raise public awareness of the urgent crisis facing coral reefs in the Caribbean and around the world.
Richard Vevers, founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency, will join the artist collective in St. Croix to help facilitate various public outreach events, including workshops and a screening of the Chasing Coral documentary followed by a panel discussion at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. The Sea Walls team aims to paint the first Glowing Glowing Gone x Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans mural in the town of Frederiksted, incorporating their Glowing Colors of Climate Action to call for climate and ocean action through public art.
“We’re incredibly excited to be collaborating withThe Ocean Agency to create the world’s first Glowing x Sea Walls mural highlighting the beauty and plight of coral reefs around the globe. Through public art and activism, we have an awesome opportunity to engage communities to become better stewards of our seas.”
“The Ocean Agency’s mission is to accelerate ocean action through creative collaboration. We are thrilled to partner with PangeaSeed and their talented network of artists to engage people in saving coral reefs, utilizing art and creativity as a catalyst for action.” – Richard Vevers, Founder and CEO, The Ocean Agency
PangeaSeed Foundation and The Ocean Agency are devoted to utilizing their creative platforms to educate the public about the current struggles our oceans are facing, and how they can help. “Sea Walls St. Croix” will kick off on Monday, December 9th, and finish on Thursday, the 19th. For volunteer information or to donate this innovative project, please visit https://seawalls.org/get-involved/.
About Glowing Glowing Gone
According to The Ocean Agency, “In the last 30 years, 50% of the world’s corals have died and the situation is only getting worse.” Coral reefs provide people all over the world with food and income, while supporting a quarter of all ocean life. The Glowing Glowing Gone campaign, in collaboration with UN Environment, aims to “inspire the policy and funding necessary to save coral reefs through a global show of popular support.” As seen through the rapid public awareness of ocean plastics, the agency aims to utilize creativity to elicit action within communities.
In partnership with Pantone and Adobe, Glowing Glowing Gone has created three new colors sampling the exact hue the corals emit when fluorescing, in peril. According to their website, “glowing corals are a highly visual sign of climate change — an attention-grabbing indicator that we’ve reached a tipping point for the planet.” The campaign challenges brands, influencers and creatives all over the world to utilize these “glowing” colors in their visual pieces in order to raise awareness for coral reef conservation and climate action. Learn more at https://www.glowing.org and connect on Instagram @glowinggone.
About The Ocean Agency
The Ocean Agency is an unconventional non-profit that uses a combination of creativity, technology, and powerful partnerships to accelerate ocean science and conservation action. The Ocean Agency’s work has included taking Google Street View underwater, developing the most comprehensive visual survey of coral reefs ever conducted (XL Catlin Seaview Survey), revealing the coral reef crisis in the Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original Documentary Chasing Coral, and developing a global plan for targeting coral reef conservation action called 50 Reefs. Learn more at www.theoceanagency.org
About PangeaSeed Foundation & Sea Walls
PangeaSeed Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, originated in Hawaii with co-founders Tre’ Packard and Akira Biondo. The organization works at the intersection of culture and environmentalism to further the conservation of our oceans. Using the combination of science, education, and art, PangeaSeed Foundation aims to unify and connect individuals around the world, opening a dialog to share ideas and develop a better global understanding of our connection with the oceans. Through education, awareness, and action they are working to solve our current environmental crisis.
“Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans” is PangeaSeed Foundation’s groundbreaking public art program that aims to bring the oceans into the streets around the world. By collaborating with the world’s most renowned contemporary artists, they create large-scale public murals that address pressing environmental issues our oceans are facing. Learn more at PangeaSeed.org and connect with PangeaSeed Foundation on Instagram and Facebook @PangeaSeed.
About Clean Sweep Frederiksted
Founded by Virginia Clairmont is 2014, Clean Sweep Frederiksted is a volunteer-driven grassroots organization dedicated to economic development and revitalization of the Frederiksted historic district.
PangeaSeed Foundation Partners with The Ocean Agency For Sea Walls St. Croix
In order to raise awareness for coral reef conservation and inspire people to take action in creative ways, PangeaSeed is partnering with The Ocean Agency’s Glowing Glowing Gone Campaign for their public art project in December.