I’m always so proud of Belizeans coming together when it matters most. In this past week alone we have seen several groups at home raising their voices against offshore oil exploration in their own unique ways. It is humbling to see people’s reactions when you bring up the Belize Barrier Reef in a conversation.
My memories of Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Sharks and simply swimming along the reef were a highlight of my childhood. It’s something I share with great pride. I would hope one day Madi has nothing but amazing memories of the reef to tell her children as well.
The threat to our Barrier Reef is not something our people should be facing. We have made it clear that as a country we DO NOT support offshore oil exploration. Why then are we still talking about this? I reached out to Belizeans to hear their thoughts…
Hope… this is the lingering feeling after hearing so many friends and neighbors speak up for what they believe is right. There are so many People On Our Map who are a source of inspiration. Doing the right thing is usually far from easy, but together we can protect the vital ecosystem that is our magnificent Belize Barrier Reef. Start by sharing this video with everyone you think can benefit from it. Teachers share it with your students, parents share it with your children, leaders share it with your teams!
Let’s all be brave together and make our stance clear on offshore oil in Belize. NO MEANS NO!
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