VOICE / ISSUE 1 / 22422 / SYMMETRY
Welcome to the first edition of Voice for Nature’s online magazine, VOICE!
As natural storytellers, VFN wants to bring you something you can look forward to and enjoy reading without any goal other than sharing knowledge, hopes and updates on our Nature projects.
They’ll be using this format to occasionally provide content aligned to their goal of giving Nature a voice. Issues will be created dependent on interesting events and topics rather than a time schedule.
Earth Day falls on 22.4.22 this year which resonated with us as a reflection of symmetry in Nature, and how we are being called upon to be kinder to the environment and each other.
Download a PDF copy on the Voice for Nature website – https://voicefornature.com – under “Play”, and subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of this page to receive upcoming editions.
Team VFNLink to website for PDF download:
During 2021, volunteer divers, with a small grant from Voice for Nature Foundation undertook 6 field action over an 8 month period in with the following results:
30 volunteer divers from the Hippocampus Association
51 volunteer divers from other Associations and Clubs.
95 ground support volunteers, both from A. Hippocampus, and other
176 PEOPLE VOLUNTEERS IN 6 ACTIVITIES.
Lead removed from coastal areas in 6 actions
81 volunteer divers
32,653 kilos of lead
2,562 kilos of other types of garbage extracted from the seabed during 6 actions
Towards the end of 2021, the Foundation’s The Lost Explorer Mezcal Fund (TLEM Fund) supported grass roots project in Mexico.
Check out Isla Urbana’s update here
Register and check in tomorrow morning at 9.30am (BST) to catch David speaking at the Globaldiversity Festival – details below:
The Global Biodiversity Festival kicks off today! Celebrate our planet’s amazing biodiversity and those protecting it with 150+ speakers from over 50 countries around the world all through the weekend. #GlobalBioFest
Find all the details and register now: https://www.globalbiofest.com/
David de Rothschild accepted an invitation to speak at the second episode of Voices of Sustainability by the Zayed Sustainability Prize, which aired on 29 April 2021 under the theme “Protecting biodiversity and why it matters”. The webinar was a huge success and the video has been watched over 10,000 times on YouTube. Well worth checking out.
It’s time for a new narrative.
One that shows us what’s possible.
That articulates how we thrive not just survive.
We need to harness our creativity.
It’s not just our intelligence that makes us creative,
it’s our passion,
It’s our ability to harmonize the relationship with technology, Nature, and us.
We have the playbook. We just need to use it.
It’s time to give Nature a voice.
To mark Earth Day, we are delighted to announce a long-term partnership with The Lost Explorer Mezcal x Voice For Nature Foundation to advance a more sustainable and socially conscious mezcal industry, starting in our own backyard. We have begun their endeavor by consulting with expert advisors in creating an open-source exchange of sustainability best practices, which we hope will inspire further conversations and action within all industries that touch mezcal production. As we embark, we look forward to sharing this journey with you. We intend to be both the student and teacher as we do our part to work toward a more environmentally sound world. #celebratetheearth
To learn more, check out The Lost Explorer Mezcal
Friends of V4NF – Ocean Heroes Network – is collaborating with Caribbean youth and NGOs to launch the first ever REGIONAL Ocean Heroes Bootcamp.
With the goal of engaging young people from across the Caribbean to develop campaigns for the health of our ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Young people aged 11-18 in the Caribbean who are passionate about the future of the Caribbean should apply here
What do you get when #OceanHeroes harness their ingenuity and creativity for artivism and activism+awareness? Award-winning ideas.
Our foundation @avoicefornature teamed up with @oceanheroeshq and @lonelywhale to provide six Ocean Heroes $500 grants for their inspiring work as young change-makers and their dedication to environmental activism.
Check out @oceanheroeshq to find out about the winners of The Plastiki Ocean Artivism Prize and Plastiki Ocean Awareness (Activism) Prize!!!