Peace Boat US was given a warm welcome in Cozumel, Mexico, during our recent sustainability project in Latin America. As part of this project, Peace Boat US worked on a mural designed in collaboration with PangeaSeed to highlight conservation work in the area as well as global efforts to help keep the ocean environment clean and healthy enough to sustain marine life and people. The Music and Art Peace Academy (MAPA), worked alongside Peace Boat US to create the mural, which was dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals were established by the United Nations to help countries under the UN umbrella achieve more in the fields of conservation and sustainability, and the mural in Cozumel promotes awareness of them.
Members of MAPA and Peace Boat US also experienced marine life populations firsthand through snorkelling activities that allowed members to directly witness what we are working to conserve. “The scene was something I was used to seeing on TV, but it was happening right before my eyes. It’s hard to imagine ourselves wanting to destroy this ecological environment. Wouldn’t we want our kids to have the opportunity to enjoy this in the future,” asked one participant. The future of our oceans lies with us, and is dependent upon local and global efforts to achieve sustainable development and ecologically sustainable practices.
Visit our website to learn more about our trip and how you can help make sustainability a reality: www.peaceboat-us.org