We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization
PangeaSeed Foundation’s mission is to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through ARTivism, education, and science.
We forge a synthesis between creative expression, nature, and society to (re)connect individuals and communities with our planet’s most important ecosystem by following our core values of sustainability, education, ecology, and design.
At PangeaSeed, we strive to operate as sustainably as possible in everything we do. We encourage our supporters and the communities we work in, to recognize how our lives as humans are entwined with the natural environment that supports us, and to heed the delicate balance. It is vital to the sustainability of human life on Earth that we meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
It all starts with education and awareness. By means of our programs and outreach activities, we provide information on the state of the world’s oceans, and suggestions on how we can lessen our impacts on the environment to ensure the sustainability of our life-support system for future generations.
We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions for the oceans, and collaborate with various scientific experts in the field to not only continue to educate ourselves on the most current scientific findings, but also to make science approachable to the general public by providing creative renditions of the complex problems facing the world’s oceans.
As Jacques Cousteau famously said, “People protect what they love.” – At PangeaSeed we strive to give people a reason to care and to become better stewards of the sea by bringing the oceans closer to people through the use of contemporary art and new media. Creativity is an incredibly powerful tool that can inspire individuals and communities across the globe, by providing a unifying voice that transcends linguistic and cultural boundaries.
What’s Behind Our Name
The word “Pangea” derives from ancient Greek meaning “entire earth.” It’s the concept of the super continent that was surrounded by a single vast ocean which existed over 250 million years ago, well before the current continents were separated into their now recognizable forms.
PangeaSeed Foundation aims to unify and connect individuals around the world, opening a dialog to share ideas and develop a better global understanding of our connection with the oceans. Through education, awareness and action we are working together to solve this environmental crisis.
No matter where you are in the world, your lifestyle and consumption habits have positive and negative effects on every animal (including humans)and ecosystem on the planet. In short, like Pangea the super continent, we are all connected.
The word “seed” invokes an image of growth, progress and evolution. Through PangeaSeed Foundation, we strive to grow together to develop a better global understanding of the need to protect oceans and conserve its valuable resources. The “Seed” in our name, is also an acronym for ‘Sustainability, Education, Ecology and Design’, the four core pillars we stand by.