FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY
ART FOR EVOLUTION.ORG
Art, Science and Technology to Educate, help the ocean, and revive corals
ART FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY. Our mission is to contribute to a sustainable Oceanic future and the revival of corals with our BLUE MARK PROGRAM. We create a living legacy for future generations: the BLUE MARK PARK. This is a unique underwater educative tourist attraction for coral restoration and conservation, where new corals will come to life to create a new coral reef in the Ocean.
20,000 new corals will be grown per year.
Our team of scientists and coral experts will “farm” and “outplant” colonies of corals. This will be done by hanging 20,000 finger-sized fragments of corals to grow on Coral trees (PVC pipe frames) in the BLUE MARK LABYRINTH (BML): an underwater Art installation with 200 coral tree frames re-stocked to raise 20,000 new corals every year.
A new art coral reef park in the Ocean!
The corals will be weekly monitored for 9-12 months until they are large enough to be outplanted into the BLUE MARK PARK (BMP).
This 1-acre art park, shaped like a fingerprint, serves as a new home for corals and approximately 1 million marine creatures that flourish alongside them. Both will be open to the public enjoyment by snorkeling or scuba diving.
THEY NEED HELP!
SINCE 1970, THE NUMBER OF MARINE SPECIES HAS DROPPED BY HALF, RESULTING IN AN OCEANIC CATASTROPHE.
SINCE 1970, THE NUMBER
HUMAN IMPACT ON
THE OCEAN AND CORALS
97% OF THE WORLD'S SEA LIFE DEPENDS ON CORAL REEFS.
WE LOST 30% OF CORALS IN THE LAST 30 YEARS.
90% OF CORALS WILL BE IN DANGER BY 2030.
BY 2050 WE COULD LOSE ALL OUR CORAL REEFS!
CORAL REEFS AS COASTAL PROTECTION:
Coral reefs reduce coastal erosion by absorbing wave energy 97%
They reduce storm, hurricane, cyclone, and tsunami damage.
They preserve habitats between reefs and beaches, such as lagoons with seagrass beds, and coastal towns. Man imitates their activity by submerging concrete constructions along unstable shores. Some atoll nations wouldn't survive without this protection
CORAL REEFS AS A FOOD RESOURCE:
More than 330 million people live within 10 kilometers of a coastline and less than 30 kilometers from reefs. One-eighth of the world’s population, about 1 billion people, live within 100 kilometers of reefs and are likely to benefit from the ecosystem services provided by reefs.
CORAL REEFS AS A MEDICAL FUTURE:
Since only an infinitesimal portion of reef organisms have been sampled, analyzed and tested, the potential for new pharmaceutical discoveries is enormous.
WHY TAKE CARE OF
THE OCEAN AND CORALS?
ALL LIFE ON EARTH DEPENDS ON HEALTHY OCEANS
Oceans generate 70% of our oxygen
It holds 97% of our planet’s water.
Living oceans absorb carbon dioxide and reduce climate change impacts.
Home to wildlife (50-80% of life on Earth is found in the Ocean)
Provides us with food, endless inspiration, and therapeutic properties
Protecting the oceans at this crucial time should be considered highly important, as our lives quite literally depend on it.
We offer participants commitments to implement in their day-to-day to PROTECT THE OCEAN.
Following our 10 eco-ethical changes, they will reduce their environmental impact, thus switching a gray mark (pollution) into a BLUE MARK.
protecting THE OCEAN
1 COMMITMENT = 1 CORAL
Each BLUE MARK COMMITMENT is represented by its own unique coral.
*This is an optional educational campaign that can be applied to clients, employees, or the general public through social media. The mission is to generate awareness and create healthier oceans.
NEW CORALS GROWING
20,000 small specimens of coral are collected from a healthy “donor coral” under our experts' supervision. After collection, the samples are placed in our 1-acre nursery the "BLUE MARK LABYRINTH" shaped like a fingerprint. An underwater Art installation used to grow baby corals. A unique marine labyrinth that everyone can enjoy by scuba diving or online touring.
CORAL NURSERY ART INSTALLATION
NEW CORAL REEF PARK
When the coral samples reach the desired size, they are attached by our experts to the BLUE MARK PARK (BMP). The new reef will be created with different coral species and laid out in the shape of a fingerprint. This big-scale Environmental Artwork will become an underwater park to be visited by the public.
20,000 new corals will be added every year to this new coral reef art from our coral nursery.
The BLUE MARK PARK creates homes for marine life as artificial reefs. From tourism to marine recreation, the park plays an important role in local economies. Corals are also essential to the health of the ocean, providing a habitat for over 1 Million marine species and increasing coastal resilience to storms. Additionally, the park provides an opportunity to educate, by creating awareness and encouraging commitment to protect the oceans making it a top diving destination.
CSR(corporate social responsibility)
Esg (Environmental, social, and governance)
The BLUE MARK PROGRAM offers Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a business practice framework that prioritizes positive social impacts of the company’s policies and practices in addition to generating profit.
Our basic goal is to be the tool to help improve communities, by including social, environmental, and business governance (ESG) considerations within all strategic decisions.
csr + ESG
BLUE MARK PROGRAM
BLUE MARK PARK REEF
SCIENCE AND MARINE CONSERVATION:
We support research and development to improve the scale, and cost-efficiency of current methods of corals studies as an important component of marine conservation
20,000 small specimens of coral are annually collected from a healthy “donor coral” under our experts' supervision every year to be outplanted in our new artificial reef park.
Will provide a home for over 1 million different marine species.
Not only do coral reefs support life, but they also support the economy with a value of roughly $2.7 trillion every year.
Coral reefs act as a natural breakwater, thereby limiting shoreline erosion of beaches and coastlines. This protection saves roughly $9 billion in damages every year.
Coral reefs also provide medicinal benefits, as they have pharmaceutical compounds that can be used to treat human illness.
The prospect of finding a new drug in the sea, especially among coral reef species, maybe 300 to 400 times more likely than isolating one from a terrestrial ecosystem.
Coral reef tourism contributes $36 billion to the global tourism industry annually.
From coral resources for food and as a source of income through activities related to fishing and tourism more than 1 billion people benefit directly.
(Information provided by International Year of the Reef [IYOR])
We will generate local jobs in the area.
We create volunteer opportunities to help collect healthy corals, place them in nurseries, and outplant them.
With a massive awareness campaign to generate eco-ethical habits, protect our oceans and natural resources, and respect the Planet.
The BMP is a major tourist destination that will educate about marine conservation. To better understand how corals grow and how important they are, the public is invited to visit the nursery both online and in-person via scuba diving.
Our film will show the complete process to create a new coral reef and will bring awareness to a wider audience. By far the best resource for information, inspiration, and entertainment.
Art For Evolution (AFE ) is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2013 in Miami, Florida by ecological artist Analia Bordenave.
Since then AFE has provided education about solutions to environmental problems and provides safe alternatives to threats to the environment through Ecological and Participatory Art.
Our team is made up of scientists, coral restoration experts, master divers, developers, crypto financial analysts, artists, and great volunteers in the team want to help the environment.
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