The Habit of Giving
Here at Seas of Change, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little hope and support. We are here to be the voice of those who don't have one. Since the beginning of our organization in 2014, we have worked hard to raise awareness and funds for the plight of marine species and their environments.
Our motto is that "youth may only 25% of the population but that we are 100% of the future," which is why we believe it is so important to educate and empower young people - we hope you will share this passion with us too!
Meet the team
Steph, now 18, founded SoC when she was 10 years old as she wanted to help support our oceans and marine life.
Since, Steph has attended the dugong health checks with Dr Janet Lanyon from the University of Queensland, attended the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp in Vancouver, Canada in 2019 and was a squad leader for 2020 & 2021, presented at her local council in support of a motion to declare a Climate Emergency (it passed!), mentored youth globally in partnership with Evris Foundation and the POP Movement, and presented at various schools and events, sharing her story and advice to inspire the next generation of leaders.
Steph was named Northern Beaches Council Young Citizen for 2021, awarded the 2021 Nanga Mai Award for Student Leadership and the 2021 Northern Beaches Council Eco Award for Youth Individual Achievement. Steph is also an honourary POP Ocean Ambassador, an ambassador for PlaneteerHQ and a member of the YOUTHTOPIA Circle of Youth.
Participating in conservation activities brings Steph the most joy and she cannot wait to see where SoC takes her in future years!
Mel joined the team in 2016 and has been a major asset since. She is a creative genius, making all Steph's dreams look amazing! She is an excellent writer and creates all the content for our social media, as well as writing for our blog. Mel also designed our website and helps curate all campaigns and presentations. Mel attends most speeches with Steph, presenting as a duo, and helps to keep SoC running each day!
Mel is an avid conservationist and like us all, aims to leave a positive imprint on this world.
Gloria joined the team in 2017 and is extremely passionate about helping our marine life. She is an excellent asset to the team with her unwavering commitment and her engaging blog posts. She also helps to plan events and fundraisers, write speeches and present at schools and events, filling in wherever needed!
Thilara joined the team in early 2018 as we were getting ready to launch Seas of Change! She is extremely dedicated to our cause, writing extremely informative blog posts, helping to plan events and fundraisers, writing speeches and speaking at schools and events with the team. Her help and support are invaluable!
Neev joined the team in 2021 as a volunteer blog writer. He is extremely passionate about helping make our planet a better place to live on. Neev's blogs are an amazing read and we are so lucky to have him as part of the team!