May 17, 2011
|Kern & Tessie package ‘No Blue, No Green’ cookies|
“No Blue, No Green.” The words jumped out at 10-year old future marine biologist, Kern Adegeest as he watched Sylvia’s ‘Ted Wish’ talk. The Toronto resident was inspired by her dedication and love of the ocean and he felt he had to do something. “I decided to stop eating fish, like Sylvia Earle. I want to grow up and study them,” he said.
But that was just the beginning. “I just love all underwater creatures,” he said, “and there are a lot of actions being done to help animals and habitats on land, but not as many for the ocean.” So it’s natural that he’s eager to raise money for marine reserves, safe havens in the ocean where all marine creatures have the opportunity to live without harassment and
He set out to find a fundraising idea and came up with the idea of baking ‘ocean cookies.’ He discovered a recipe online for earth cookies, and thought that they were a perfect way to get across Sylvia’s idea of ‘No Blue, No Green.’ So far, he has already baked over 400 cookies, and is currently ramping up with his friends to bake another batch for World Ocean Day on June 8th.
|‘No Blue, No Green’ cookies|
|Kern and his cookies|
Next, he’s thinking about making an ocean rap video for YouTube, or producing stickers to promote ocean preservation. Something tells us that Kern’s path to being a hero for the ocean is only just beginning. His efforts are evidence that the future of our ocean is in good hands and that with people like him on her side, there is lots of hope for our blue planet.