Ozeankind® e.V.
Why Ozeankind? Why do we do what we do?

OUR REASON FOR THE OZEANKIND® PROJECT

WE ARE ALL OZEANKIND® – WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF THE OCEAN

For us Ozeankind® comes straight from the heart. The formation process is a story full of questions and answers – based on a single conclusion.

THE BIGGEST THREAT FOR THE WORLD ARE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT OTHER PEOPLE WILL SAVE IT.

WE THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO WAIT.

But a single journey has changed our life forever. It was in 2016 – on a boat in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Stunning images and unforgettable moments in an almost unreal environment on one side – on the other side there were all those shocking moments in a paradise which obviously is in danger.

All of a sudden there were all those QUESTIONS.

How come that every year millions of tons of plastic waste ends up in our ocean, in our nature? Why the heck would we human beings do that? Or aren´t we really dropping it into the water? How come that here, in the middle of nowhere on the Indian Ocean without any other humans beings in sight, we find plastic straws or shoes? Is this a local problem? What about the situation at our coastlines near the North Sea?

Back in Germany we searched for ANSWERS on these questions – and in the end there was this shocking truth: WE are guilty as well. Cause it´s not the world of the people living far away – we are all living on the same planet. What can we do, ourselves, to solve the problem or at least do everything we can to avoid it getting worse? What about us personally and our contribution to the problem? Did we even do something wrong?

In our everyday life we haven´t been aware of this global plastic waste problem – we thought that we would not play a role in the game, that we were not part of the situation. For us it was just far away. Anyway, being alone we could not change something – this is what we thought. But the feeling that might have been wrong was growing inside us.

WE SHOULD BE ROLE MODELS.

Since we have noticed that we have been wrong, we have NIGHTMARES.

What if our own children would ask us one day why we did not change something against environmental destructions when we had the chance to? Isn´t it sad enough that those people who were lucky enough to enjoy diving into the endless blue world of the ocean could see way more and different beautiful things than we do nowadays? Because we have destroyed everything?

The biggest threat is regret – what if we regret everything we did not do when could have done it … while laying on our deathbed? There is so much space, so many blank pages in the storybook of our lifes – and at the end it should be full of memories.

OZEANKIND® WAS BORN

That is why we took the decision to change our “normal” life as employees, with a rental flat, a car, gaming console and retirement insurances into a project which comes straight from our heart – in full-time, without something called Plan B. A life out of the backpack with any home port – constantly searching for possibilities to contribute towards a better world.

Since then, Ozeankind® is our „normal“ life.

But what´s the WISH?

It´s our wish that our children as well as all the children to follow can enjoy at least the same beautiful blue planet we have enjoyed and which we have loved so much. To make sure this dream comes true we need EVERY human being who has been so lucky to be born on this planet.

I AM MARINA.

MICHAEL SPEAKING ABOUT MARINA

Marina would like to adopt each and every animal on this planet and she really loves every animal on the world except cockroaches. As soon as she can feel the smell of the ocean, she turns into a little mermaid.

She is always searching for new ideas on how to make the world a better place – and since she is unbelievably impatient she´d like to implement every idea immediately.

Marina is just … different. Probably that´s something people love. However, some others don´t. And that´s good.

MARINA SPEAKING ABOUT MICHAEL

Michael definitely is a bit stupid (in a positive way). Once he has taken something into his head, he is fully committed to it and will finish it as soon as possible.

The sentence „well that´s how we always did something” does simply not exist in his world. He does absolutely not understand people walking around as if they´d be zombies without looking to the left and to the right – instead of trying to see the big picture.

In reality, Michael is probably a fish. I have never ever met someone before who can enjoy watching ANY fish for AGES without leaving the water.

I AM MICHAEL

THE STORY OF OZEANKIND®

What did we achieve? Since when is Ozeankind® active? Read more on our Milestones-Page.