Millennium Oceans in collaboration with MCN and the Remmer Family Foundation invites applications for the Millennium Oceans Prize for Youth Advancing Marine and Freshwater Conservation in the USA in 2021.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal for the oceans reads:
“The world’s oceans- their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits of trade and transportation.
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature to a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries.
Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.”
For this reason, the prize is returning this year to support and celebrate students who are passionate about conserving, protecting, and sustainably using oceans, seas, and marine water and life.
Worth of Award
Prize winners will receive mentorship and a $5,000 prize for the implementation of a concrete campaign idea to spark change and garner support in advocacy, policy, and leadership for oceans and freshwater systems.
Eligible candidates are
- Youth activists who are focused on enriching their communities through advancing marine and freshwater conservation and sustainable use of marine resources.
How to Apply
All applications are to be made online via the official website.
Deadline: Priority application closes on April 20.