Get Involved In Ocean Conservation Week

17th July – 23rd July 2023

The ocean covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface.

It’s a vital life source – providing food, medicine and recreation to billions of people around the world.

The ocean helps regulate our planet’s temperature, as one of the world’s largest carbon sinks.

And as a home to a diverse range of marine species, it should be an abundant source of biodiversity, but global heating, overfishing and abuse of the oceans are pushing this precious habitat beyond its limits.

The ocean’s health is our health, and the health of our planet.

We must do more to protect and restore it.

Join me on Monday as I talk to one of the UK’s most prominent ocean campaigners.

Hugo Tagholm is the former CEO of Surfers Against Sewage, and is now Executive Director and Vice President, Oceana UK.

He previously led the ocean campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage, taking action from the beach front to the front benches of Parliament, securing government legislation to protect our seas across four environmental pillars – plastic pollution, water quality, climate change and rewilding our ocean.

Hugo founded the Plastic Free Communities movement, the Million Mile Beach Clean & the Plastic Free Awards. He is also a founding member of the Global Wave Conference.

Hugo developed a strong professional relationship with His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales (Now His Majesty the King), working closely alongside him on the issue of ocean conservation.

Hugo was recently awarded a Doctorate of Science by Exeter University for his services to the marine environment. He set up the Ocean Conservation All Party Parliamentary Group in Westminster, to foster dialogue to better protect the ocean, and was recognised as Environmentalist of the Year 2021 by the Save the Waves coalition.

Join Britain’s Biggest Sustainability Campaign as we turn our attention to Ocean Conservation.

Join The #EthicalHour Twitter Chat

Every week we host Twitter’s biggest sustainability chat – bringing experts from across the sector together to discuss the issues that matter most.

Join the Ocean Conservation conversation: Monday 17th July, 8pm UK time, using #EthicalHour.

You’ll find conversation prompts and questions tweeted from the @EthicalHour account, and you’ll have an opportunity to share your expertise, promote your work and connect with others from across the industry.

Can’t make it live? Schedule tweets from 8-9pm UK time to promote your blog posts, share your insights and benefit from the additional reach a Twitter chat can bring! Don’t forget the #EthicalHour hashtag!

Need Help To Get Involved?

If you’re a business or industry body, we want to help you get involved in Britain’s Biggest Sustainability Campaign, share your expertise, and make sure the people in your network have their voices heard too. Here’s how we’re supporting businesses like yours.

If you’re a charity, NGO or campaigning organisation, we want to amplify your work! Find out more about how we’re partnering with organisations like yours.