About Us

develop leaders, cultivate ideas, inspire hope, and accelerate solutions to protect, preserve, and restore the coastal ecosystems of South Carolina

Our Story

Sustainable Ocean Alliance - Charleston is a first-of-its-kind community-centric hub for the Sustainable Ocean Alliance. We are part of a network of dozens of independent national and university hubs around the world all sharing the common mission to conserve the ocean and sustainably use marine resources in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14. We believe in promoting and enhancing local solutions led by local people as part of a global grassroots regenerative campaign to fight climate change, biodiversity loss, environmental injustice, and pollution of our oceans and waterways. We believe in the power of partnerships in achieving our goals and confronting the challenges that face us all. 

 

Members of SOA-Charleston will join this global “network-of-networks” of young professionals working with the shared goal of combating climate change, protecting ocean biodiversity, and solving the world’s greatest problems. Members of SOA-Charleston will also be members of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and will be eligible to participate in SOA programming and functions, apply to take part in the Young Ocean Leadership program, apply for microgrants with assistance from SOA-Charleston, and apply for SOA’s Ocean Accelerator.

Our Mission

  • develop leaders, cultivate ideas, inspire hope, and accelerate solutions to protect, preserve, and restore coastal ecosystems of South Carolina  

  • create a “network-of-networks” promoting collaboration and multi-disciplinary approaches to solving our region’s greatest challenges among conservation-minded young professionals in South Carolina  

  • promote and empower young professionals from underrepresented communities in conversations and actions on conservation, climate change, and regenerative processes  

  • connect young professionals and advocates in South Carolina with their peers around the world through the international Sustainable Ocean Alliance community to facilitate the exchange of ideas 

  • promote educational community outreach programs designed to encourage greater stewardship of local lands and waterways

  • encourage ambition and high standards in conservation and sustainability while inspiring pride and love for what makes South Carolina’s ecosystems unique

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Meet The Team

Our Partners

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