Mission Blue is inspired by the vision of its founder, Dr. Sylvia Earle.
Winning the 2009 TED prize, Sylvia made this wish to change the world:
“I wish to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots, large enough to save and restore the ocean.”
Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean. About 12% of the land around
the world is now under some form of protection as national parks, world heritage sites, monuments and
sanctuaries, but only about 1% of the ocean is protected in any way.
Our living ocean generates 70% of the oxygen in our atmosphere and sequesters carbon emissions that
have risen over the last century. It regulates the climate, weather and chemistry of the planet. Over two-thirds
of the planet’s surface is ocean and its volume represents more than 90% of the living space – most of life on
Earth lives in the ocean. Unfortunately, our knowledge of the ocean and the life within it is far less than our
impact upon this vast realm.
Mission Blue is committed to inspiring a sea change in public awareness and support for marine protected
areas worldwide. Dr. Earle’s wish catalyzed people and organizations globally and launched initiatives urgently
needed to protect and restore the ocean.
Since its inception, Mission Blue has grown in scale, effectively building interest and momentum with
partners around the world to build networks of marine protected areas that maintain healthy biodiversity,
provide a carbon sink, generate life-giving oxygen, preserve critical habitat and allow low-impact activities like
ecotourism to thrive.
What is good for the ocean, is good for us. It isn’t too late to expand on our understanding of the world’s
oceans and to use that knowledge to effect positive change. Your purchase of this scarf will help Mission Blue
teach more people how to make a difference.
From the bottom of the planet’s Blue Heart in the Marianas Trench, Mission Blue and its partners extend
our thanks for helping change the world!
For your donation of $360.00, you will receive a Limited Edition Sylvia Earle scarf as a thank you gift.
The amount of your gift which qualifies as a charitable contribution for federal tax purposes is limited to the
excess of any money paid by you, over the value of the return benefits received by you. Your contribution
provides invaluable support toward our mission of exploring and caring for the ocean.
|Limited Edition Great White Shark Scarf: $360.00 || |
|Limited Edition Hope Spot Collection Scarves|
(Set of 4): $1080.00
|Payment processing for the Sylvia Earle Limited Edition Hope Spot Scarf Collection is being provided by Green Apple Supply. All proceeds from the scarf sales go directly to the Mission Blue organization.|
Although other shipping options may appear at checkout, Sylvia Earle Hope Spot Collection scarves will only ship via UPS due to the high value of the items.
Scarves are priced at $360.00 as a symbol
of 360 degrees of protection for Ocean Hope Spots.
Scarves in the Collection
Click on any scarf to see its story.