How changing our habits can save the reefs
By Khadija Stewart, activist, Trinidad & Tobago
Photos by: Chapur Risler
As a child growing up, the ocean was deeply embedded in my being.
I would spend days at the beach, building sandcastles with my sister, counting coconut trees on the shore, getting sand in my hair, playing in the water, admiring the fishing boats and just having an incredible time.
of the ocean is covered with coral reefs, known as “rainforests of the sea"
of all known marine species call these coral reefs HOME
of coral reefs have been either destroyed or severely degraded in recent years
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I am an enthusiastic environmentalist, driven by love for water
My biggest passion is sharing the importance of water through content creation and powerful storytelling initiatives to mobilize the youth
My main goal is to create eco-conscious citizens so they can be the change that this world needs.