Raising awareness about something is the first step towards action. Sustainable Seas Trust aims to raise awareness about environmental issues by communicating with the public and sharing knowledge with them. This communication takes place in the form of films, media releases and even lectures. SST strives to empower people with this knowledge, allowing them to empower others and take action towards leading a more sustainable lifestyle.
Sustainable Seas Trust is also driving a project that led to the declaration of Hope Spots around the South African coastline. Since Hope Spots have been defined as “special places that are critical to the health of the ocean” and South Africa definitely has no shortage of these, the declaration of Hope Spots are exceedingly important for driving awareness, education and action in South Africa and for preserving our beautiful oceans.
Past campaigns such as the 2013 SAMSA SEA Pledge Saldanha to Sodwana Tour was a great success and laid a solid foundation for the subsequent tours and activities.