H2OO Thanks Progressive Multiplier and Packard’s Resilience Initiative
When Covid hit in March 2020, organizations like Heirs To Our Ocean — young and entering the next phase of their life cycle — were deeply affected. To our surprise, Packard Foundation responded…
H2OO Becomes 2022 Star of Oceania
Beyond an honor! Mahalo to Papalii Dr. Failautusi Avegalio, Director of Pacific Business Center of the University of Hawai’i, for nominating Heirs To Our Ocean as a recipient of a 2022 Star of…
H2OO Became 1 of 9 UN Ocean Decade Implementing Partners!
I am happy to share that as of June 3, 2022, Heirs To Our Ocean (H2OO) is a Decade Implementation Partner (DIP) of UNESCO-IOC’s Ocean Decade. H2OO was invited to become a DIP because in 2020 it…
The End of 2021 Marks 5+ Years of Unstoppable Youth Action at H2OO
The Heirs To Our Ocean community is unique in many ways. What stands out most to me is that the organization understands that, in order to take on big and intersectional challenges, like harm to…
Single-Use Plastics are being Phased Out of Berkeley Unified School District and the Tenacity of the H2OO Berkeley Chapter is Part of the Reason Why
Youth leaders from the Berkeley Chapter supported by Chapter Advisor and teacher Jacqueline Omania took big strides inspiring their community and others to #breakfreefromplastic! “Berkeley Heirs…
Raina Ivanova, H2OO Global Youth Leader and Intern, Speaks at the 54th Session of Human Rights Council
Raina Ivanova, 19 year old Youth Leader and Intern of H2OO, and one of 16 Petitioners in the Children vs. Climate Crisis Petition (10 of which were identified and supported by…
The Solution to the Climate Crisis is Right Under Our Feet
This week World Soil Day was recognized, but as you read these words, all living beings are suffering environmental catastrophes that out-scale any we have seen in human history. We must seize the…
Youth Artivism at Global Nomads World Needs Clean Oceans Virtual Event
Artistic outlets are a great way to create real-world change! They allow me to use something Artistic outlets are a great way to create real-world change! They allow me to use something I love, dance,…
New Youth Members of H2OO Board of Directors!
While the youth of H2OO have always had an advisory role to the Board of Directors, two of H2OO’s youth leaders — an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old — are official H2OO Directors! “As Heirs To…
The Protection of Children Shouldn’t Be a Political Debate
World Children’s Day is a day of celebration for the United Nations, as it marks the annual anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. While adults come together to cherish the…
Brazil Participates in H2OO’s Operation Global Sweep
In Salvador, Bahia, Brazil our recently formed H2OO chapter participated in H2OO’s Operation Global Sweep…
Speaking Up for Girls at Mutually Assured Survival Priorities for Climate Action Panel
Forced child marriage is NOT a solution to the climate crisis. To call attention to this, I spoke at the UN Association’s Mutually Assured Survival Climate Action panel that took place in October….
Equipping Youth as Advocates at Environmental Forum of Marin
Speaking at the 3 Ocean Advocates event at the Environmental Forum of Marin was an amazing opportunity. I was able to share my personal journey with getting involved in ocean protection and how…
Berkeley H2OO Youth Speak Out: Center for Environmental Health
Today is National Recycling Day, but contrary to popular belief, recycling is not the solution to plastic pollution! Most plastics we use cannot be recycled. Even recycled plastic cannot be…
Plastic Brand Audit & Sweep for International Coastal Cleanup Day 2022
International Coastal Cleanup Day is one of the world’s largest annual preservation and protection volunteer events for our ocean’s coasts. But did you know that the plastic crisis can’t be…
3rd Cohort Chairs of the U.S. Youth Advisory Council for UN Ocean Decade Share Why They Joined!
“I’m so excited to contribute my experience to this group of staggeringly incredible people. From my work in environmental policy to on-the-ground action, I see similarly ignited faces in the…
Unearthing Intersectional Learning With the RAISE Initiative
“Hello, my name is Dakota Peebler, and I’m an H2OO Co-Founder and former Co-Chair of the Regenerative Agriculture and Indigenous Systems for our Environment (RAISE) Initiative. This is a…
After attending the 2020 Youth Summit for the UN Ocean Decade (YS2020UNOD) my perspective changed because I never…
Ranton Testimonial – SEAL 2019
Attending SEAL 2019 was really hard, and I did learn a lot of new things. I made new friends who are…
Kimmy Testimonial -SEAL 2020
For my team’s SEAL 2020 film, I presented the topic of “Lack of educational opportunities offered to Latinx students”…
I learned a lot about the ocean and how it’s dying because of human activity. I learned that some sunscreen causes coral to die…
My generation is now on its way! This experience has been amazing, it made me connect more to nature and people. We became one big…
Uldekel Testimonial SEAL 2018
Hi, my name is Uldekel Adora Ililau. I am a proud Palauan member of Heirs to Our Oceans. I was given the opportunity to join SEAL 2018 that impacted my life forever. I made new lifelong friends and…
My favorite most enriching part of SEAL 2022 was our circle up moments on trail, because we were able to share love…
During my trip to Thailand, I along with six other Heirs from around the world…
I felt honoured to be offered the opportunity to go, with sponsorship from H2OO, to Valdes Peninsula in Patagonia, Argentina…
The Policy Advocacy Retreat was so much fun and an incredible experience! I loved …
I am so grateful to be given the opportunity of traveling to Thailand to learn coral …
The journey to Koh Tao, Thailand, this summer was very exciting, inspirational and has…
Dear Water, Why? Why are you so dangerous? Why do you destroy things? You have helped so many world disasters and to be honest with you I feared you. I feared what you could do and what you still can…
Water Is Life
Feeling the coolness of my feet as I stand in the water. After a long day of boredom and stress. I can’t help but smile as my mother watches. “Let the problems and all pressure flow with…
I call this place my sanctuary because of the calmness of the pond. The steadiness of water gives peace and a sense of resilience. She gives us a reflection of the sky and you can see it by…
It’s All Connected
Trickling streams, clear brooks, A raging sea, a calm lake. It’s all connected.
The RED TIDE
I am the outcome of decisions made, So a few people can get well paid.
Water is The Only Thing I Can Hear
The water is the only thing can hear,
Black Dark Inky Black
Black. Dark. Inky. Black. So many words for the absence of light. Light on. Blinding. Bright. Ivory. Snowy.
Think About Water
Without water… Are there living things? Without water… Do beautiful flowers bloom? Without water… Can we live on this planet? Without water… Do plants turn a beautiful green? Can we imagine……
A world – A city – A street – A house – A tree – A spring bud blossoming in the smile of the sun. A sweet kiss of the…
I used to be beautiful.
I am Big Oil.