• The Ocean Flag Project

The Ocean makes up over 70% of our world

The Ocean is the birthplace of life on this planet. Until now, our land based societies have created borders and countries with associated flags – while the Ocean, though sustaining and connecting us all and larger and more important to life than any one country – has never been acknowledged for the important role it plays. The Ocean Flag Project was conceived to bring the Ocean into public and political consciousness.

In order to fully represent the Ocean, we need to join globally and speak with one voice. By banding countries, businesses, political, environmental groups, and individuals together – the way the Ocean embraces all of us – we will gain support for policy the Ocean needs and restore the vital ecosystem the future depends on.

The goal

is to have a the Ocean Flag flying at the United Nations in 2018 – the twenty year anniversary of the 1998 inception of the Year of the Ocean. The Ocean flag standing along with the flags of other countries. A global Ocean environmental policy. Ocean representatives present at all relevant U.N. meetings to insure a brighter future for the Ocean and all life on this planet.

The effort to improve the conditions of man, however, is not a task for the few. It is the task of all nations – acting alone, acting in groups, acting in the United Nations, for plague and pestilence, and plunder and pollution, the hazards of nature, and the hunger of children are the foes of every nation. The earth, the sea, and the air are the concern of every nation. And science, technology, and education can be the ally of every nation. Never before has man had such capacity to control his own environment, to end thirst and hunger, to conquer poverty and disease, to banish illiteracy and massive human misery, We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world – or to make it the last.

Address Before the 18th General Assembly of the United Nations – September 10, 1963



Tom Lieber

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