We believe that anyone is capable of playing a part in conserving our natural resources and oceans, as well as living sustainable for a better planet. For our #FeatureFriday segments, we're highlighting inspiring individuals and conservation champions from all walks of life who are involved in environmental and marine conservation and living a greener lifestyle. This week, we're featuring one of our Seastainable Grant Project leaders, Bryan Madera.
Bryan is an advocate for sustainable oceans. His advocacy stems from his love for the Philippine beaches. “This feeling towards the beach and the ocean is the driving force why I wanted to be part of the action in conservation of our ocean.” he shares.
"I work in a community with different coastal resources stakeholders towards biodiversity conservation and fisheries resources management. During my free-time I lead the campaign Plastic Battle. Plastic Battle aims to prevent plastic bottles at source by partnering with business establishments to make clean and safe water accessible through refilling. I promote reduction of plastics in the tourism sector."
(Bryan during his shark and turtle research with LAMAVE)What actions or initiatives are you doing to support your advocacy?
Who or what inspired you to take action?
What advise can you give for individuals starting out in conservation or sustainable living and how can we overcome the challenges that come with it?