About Vote The Ocean
Our mission at Vote The Ocean is to inspire people to take action to protect our ocean through radical collaboration, fostering innovation and creative storytelling. Our work includes the following:
- Rising Tide Summit
- Environmental Voter Pledge
- The Radical Undersea Journey of Mr. Dude (children's book)
- Licensing partnership with Billabong launching in early 2020
While Vote The Ocean may be a new nonprofit my involvement in this type of effort is not.
I’ve been dedicated to ocean conservation for more than 30 years. And for the past 15 years, I’ve had the privilege to serve on the Board of Directors of Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Champions, 5 Gyres Institute, Lonely Whale Foundation, and Ocean Institute. In addition, I’m a founding member of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast which boasts more than 7,400 businesses in California, Oregon, and Washington that oppose new offshore oil and gas drilling.
From grassroots activism to testifying before members of Congress, to fully engaging our local, state and federal elected officials to protect our ocean I’ve come to learn that we have to inspire more people to take action. And that includes businesses.
Cryptocurrency is an exciting and new technology driven by an innovative breed of philanthropists who will disrupt and democratize nonprofits. Together we can help chart a new course in evolving ocean conservation to scale and be even more effective.
With your help, Vote The Ocean will become the most technologically advanced ocean conservation group that will work to keep our ocean healthy and thriving.
We hope you’ll find our mission aligned with your vision of a better world and that you’ll help us build the capacity to work on important issues while building a circle of giving that will sustain our efforts.
Let’s work together and protect what you love.
Thank you for your support and please reach out to me if I can answer questions or if we can work closely with you on issues that are important to you.
Vipe Desai / Founder
"The ocean is the most powerful economic engine on earth and without a healthy ocean, there are no healthy people, planet or profits." Vipe Desai