Women Working for Oceans joined 175,000 collective voices marching in peace at the Boston Women’s March reminding America and the world that we stand together for dignity, equal rights and freedom from discrimination for all. W2O with many of our members and other organizations marched to remind the new administration that we will not look back when it comes to climate action. We will defend, challenge and mobilize for our blue planet.
The march is over but now the work begins. Each one of us has a role to play and we encourage you to continue that spirit of action by choosing to engage in participation that will further our mission of educating and advocating for our oceans.
Ideas for engagement after the March:
- Join W2O and our partners at The New England Aquarium to defend, protect and advocate for our ocean
- Start a movement in your town to ban single use plastic
- Join environmental organizations in your local community or in your areas of interest.
- Talk to someone you know about the importance of climate action and bring that person to a W2O event
- Volunteer, attend events, create a local chapter of a group you follow nationally
- Get active on social media, share and post things you like and speak up about ocean and environmental news that worries you
- Run for office (grab that clipboard!) and/or support female candidates (and all candidates) that support an agenda of climate action and ocean protection in local and State elections
- Build a relationship with your local elected officials so you can easily be in touch on issues that concern you about climate and ocean related issues
- Write op-ed pieces for your local newspapers about why the March has inspired you to continue to fight for the protection of our oceans and why climate action must continue to be a priority for everyone
- Be ready to march again when the need arises
- Encourage your family and community to join you in all of the above