Being passive, for me, has never been an option. We exist because of the cradling embrace of both land and seaCristina Mittermeier
While we all are terrestrial creatures, many of us have forgotten that we are here because of the sea. When people call me an environmentalist or an activist or ask why I care so much, I am always surprised.
How can we not all be activists? Being passive, for me, has never been an option. We exist because of the cradling embrace of both land and sea.
I grew up in a landlocked city in the mountains of central Mexico but, despite this, I fell in love with the ocean at an early age: I chose to study science as a way to immerse myself into that world and it didn't take long to discover that our oceans need serious help.
We need more people to realize that the health of our seas determines the health of our planet: this is our only home and, for us to thrive, it must too.