SHAPING A VIEW OF THE FUTURE
THAT EMBRACES SEA, LAND & PEOPLE
AS ONE INTERDEPENDENT SYSTEM
Social systems are as much a part of a healthy sea-land relationship as physical systems. This includes how we source, prepare, and eat our food. It also means being attentive to our personal landscape and all-around consumer choices. While some fishing and farming practices have proved unsustainable, and we are all paying a price for that, the people who work to bring us food are paying a steep cost for our collective choices on land.
SaLT believes each of us has the opportunity to nurture a healthy connection between land, sea, and people. Our behavior on land impacts the health of the ocean as much as the state of the sea affects physical and social eco-systems
When we use toxic chemicals on the landscape or buy products shipped in huge tankers across the sea, marine life is heavily impacted. Fishers then face further regulations, discourage their children and grandchildren from pursuing a life supported by the sea, and generations-deep passing of knowledge ceases.
This then provides justification for developers and others who prioritize recreation and gloss over local food security and diversity, to further abandon our local fishing fleet
and open land for farming.
Fishers and farmers were, for obvious reasons, once hailed as heroes. Now, they are often labeled as the enemy of a healthy, sustainable planet. SaLT seeks to support a new generation of fishers, farmers, and consumers who are intimately aware of the
connection between sea, land, their choices, health, and happiness.