Making a Wave in the Caribbean!

Power to the Youth! Ocean Heroes Network, a partnership of Captain Planet Foundation and Lonely Whale, are inviting youth ages 11-18 living in the Caribbean nations and territories to apply for our first ever Ocean Heroes regional Bootcamp for the Caribbean! This free event will be held virtually on December 6 and December 11-13, 2020.  Young heroes … Read more

World Oceans Day: Free Youth Activist Bootcamp On Beating Plastic Pollution

by Jeff Kart / If you’re age 11-18 and looking for ways to fight ocean plastic, you may be interested in an Ocean Heroes Bootcamp for youth activists that is virtual and (this year) free. Founding organizers from Lonely Whale, Captain Planet Foundation, and Point Break Foundation plan to hold a live, ocean-focused virtual panel on Friday, June … Read more

Ocean Heroes In Action

On the Cayman Islands, 3 Ocean Heroes, Steff McDermott, Ben Somerville, and Dejea Lyons, are taking aim at single-use plastic to protect their island’s reefs, mangrove ecosystems, and help sustain the overall health of the ocean. McDermott set up the “345 Pledge” with Plastic Free Cayman, the campaign, aimed at lessening and eventually banning single-use … Read more

Ocean Hero, Robbie, has been turned into a Marvel Superhero!

Our own Ocean Hero, Robbie, who we all first met at Ocean Heroes Bootcamp in 2018, has been turned into a Marvel Superhero!!! Follow his work protecting National Parks on Disney+ Marvel’s Hero Project and in his beautifully illustrated comic book. Dive into Robbie’s story here. In honor of Robbie, the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp co-founders … Read more

Be an Ocean Heroes! Apply today for Ocean Heroes Bootcamp 2020

June 26-29th 2020 / Vancouver, Canada Apply Here / Deadline – March 31st, 2020 About Ocean Heroes Ocean Heroes Network and Bootcamp is a radical collaboration between 14 ocean conservation organizations and was conceived by Captain Planet Foundation and Lonely Whale. This program has already trained over 600 young ocean activists from 30+ countries to stand … Read more

Ocean Heroes accepted into the IUCN Conservation Congress!

Ocean Heroes will present at the IUCN Conservation Congress in Marseilles, France. Two sessions were accepted, including a half-day Bootcamp and mini “TED”-style talks by six of our young Ocean Heroes to describe their campaigns and experiences. About Ocean Heroes Ocean Heroes Network and Bootcamp is a radical collaboration between 14 ocean conservation organizations and … Read more

2019 Ocean Hero Bootcamp Recap

The second annual Ocean Heroes Bootcamp was held in Vancouver, British Columbia in recognition of Canada’s G7 Presidency and introduction of the Ocean Charter. Hosted in partnership with Ocean Wise and held at the University of British Columbia, 300 youth from 20 countries* attended. Of the 300 global youth who attended, 84 were on scholarship … Read more

12 Real Life Planeteers Making a Difference For the Planet

From petitioning schools to cut single-use plastics, to speaking out for the environment all over the globe, these young heroes are combining their powers to take pollution down to zero! 1. Hannah Testa Hannah Testa is the founder of Hannah4Change, an organization dedicated to fighting issues that impact the planet. An environmental activist and speaker, … Read more