A MARINE CONSERVATION CHARITY DEDICATED TO ENSURING THAT SEAGRASS MEADOWS ARE PROTECTED GLOBALLY.
We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Project Seagrass to deliver a biodiversity programme helping to restore the ocean’s natural resources.
Project Seagrass is a global marine conservation charity devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems through research, community, and action. It consists of a dedicated team of marine biologists that work to protect and regenerate seagrass meadows. The initiative has been created with the approach of turning cutting-edge research into effective conservation action and educational programmes. They do this by collaborating with local communities and other investing partners.
Project Seagrass’s mission is “to lead societal change to enable the recognition, recovery and resilience of seagrass ecosystems globally” and their vision “a world in which seagrass meadows are thriving, abundant and well managed for people and planet.” Those are values we share here at CSM Live, where we aim to lead societal change though our own work and are striving to accelerate our industry’s transition towards the circular economy, a vital part of which is the recovery and regeneration of natural systems.
“Project Seagrass are delighted to be working with CSM Live to plant 10,000 seagrass seeds in the UK. Working together to save the world’s seagrass, addressing both the climate and biodiversity crisis is essential for both people and planet. This collaboration will not only plant seeds but will raise awareness of the importance of seagrass.” – Louise Swindell, Project Seagrass Fundraising and Relationship Manager
23% of the world’s biggest commercial fisheries are supported by seagrass as a nursery ground for juvenile fish.
Tens of thousands of other species live in and amongst seagrass, making it a critical ally in the fight against the biodiversity crisis.
In addition to being a significant carbon sink, seagrass can also play an important role in battling climate change.
The UK has lost up to 92% of its seagrass over the last 100 years, and this decline unfortunately is a Worldwide trend.
Conservation and restoration of seagrasses contribute to 16 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goal
For 2023, we have chosen to support a series of high impact nature-based climate solutions to contribute towards regenerating some of the natural capital that humanity has destroyed.
“True environmental sustainability is a difficult feat to achieve in the events industry. We are continuously striving to reduce our operational environmental impact and implement better practices across the organisation, and we know that we still have a long way to go. To compliment the internal work we’ve been doing, we wanted to invest in high-impact natural regeneration projects along the way. We are super excited to be in this partnership with an organisation that is actively making a difference. I’m also immensely proud of each member of staff who will be getting their hands dirty and using their give back days to volunteer with Project Seagrass .” – Dominique Santini, CSM Live Sustainability Manager.
As part of this partnership, we have committed to fund the planting of 10,000 seeds across the UK. Our contribution will cover the planting of seeds and associated labour costs as well as assist the research department at Project Seagrass, enabling them to undertake more trials.
CSM Live is looking forward to growing our partnership further to support and nurture the charity’s vision and tangible ecosystem development work. In addition to the investment, we will be taking part in other activities, including pro bono work and volunteering through staff give-back days.
By providing additional support to project seagrass, we hope to make a significant and long-term positive impact on our precious coastal environment; such as regenerating ecosystems to conserve marine life, atmospheric carbon reduction , and protecting coastal areas by reducing erosion. It will also help create a more sustainable future for the next generations. Together, we can make a real difference and protect and preserve our natural environment.