Hairoun, or the ‘Land of the Blessed’ in how Caribs refer to St. Vincent and its surrounding cays, strung together like a broken chain between here and Grenada. With stunning black sand beaches (except Villa & Indian Bay) bordered by ash-colored volcanic mountains dotting the landscape, this is an ecological gem that has remained largely untouched.
Keeping areas like this safe and clean is crucial to sustaining life, and it’s a primary goal for Neptune Health. However, this is much easier said than done. Our world’s waters are in a perilous state due to overuse and pollution, putting increased pressure on economies around the globe. Coastlines are under immense pressure from the surrounding population as roughly 40% of the world’s population lives within 100km. From off-shore oil extraction to overfishing and pollution, our beloved coastlines suffer a multitude of environmental issues.
Protecting our coastal lands is no easy task – but we can help safeguard coastlines from the threat of flooding and sea-level rise by working together to support efforts like regenerative ocean farming that grow kelp fields to help alleviate some of the symptoms of climate change, like destructive storm surges.
Equally as important is a sustainable food system that nourishes us while protecting both people and Mother Nature. With populations growing ever higher and resources dwindling each day, a sustainable food system is the key to a bright, healthy future. We must come together with unified action to achieve a healthy balance between natural ecosystems and human ambition. Regenerative Ocean Farms like the ones we partner with in the Caribbean can allow everyone access to nutritious meals today without compromising our ability to put wholesome food on tables tomorrow.