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Make Some Waves - Vote The Ocean

While Vote The Ocean may be a new nonprofit, my involvement in advocating for the ocean is not.

I’ve been dedicated to protecting the ocean 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 represents  more than 7,500 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.

That’s why I started Vote The Ocean, to inspire people to take action to protect our ocean through radical collaboration, fostering innovation, creative storytelling, and inclusive environmentalism.

With your involvement, we can protect what we love.

Vipe Desai