On April 19, 2022, Ocean Collective, a global network of filmmakers will be collaborating with blockchain partner Polygon Studios and production company Eyeforce to launch NFTs that depict animals from the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. The NFTs are slated to fund an inspirational and educational documentary series as well as projects that will have a direct positive impact on the state of the ocean.
Created by the artist Melody Sheep, the digital artwork collection represents what the team of Ocean Collective refer to as the “Museum of Extinction”. The aim of the initiative is to depict a grim future that may become a reality within our lifetime, if necessary, actions are not taken in time.
“The documentary series featuring the main character Madison Stewart, a.k.a “Shark Girl Madison,” aims to bring powerful conservation stories to the surface. “Shark Girl Madison” has been a fierce shark activist since the age of 14, and has been at the forefront of the effort to protect what she sees as “her family.” She employs an original approach to conservation, providing an alternate source of income to shark-fishermen through ecotourism, and improving the community’s well-being,” Bob van de Gronde, director at Ocean Collective said.
According to Ocean Collective’s director, the team aims to use this documentary series as a catalyst for change because they believe filmmaking has the power to change the world.
In addition to funding the documentary, Ocean Collective plans to invest 20% in projects with direct ocean impact measures. That includes plastic removal, protecting species and sequestering carbon through marine ecosystems.
Per Ocean Collective, although recently cryptocurrencies and NFTs have received a lot of criticism due to their energy consumption, they are committed to going beyond ‘being carbon neutral’ and aims to be ‘carbon positive’. That means that with every NFT sold, more CO2 will be filtered out of the air than it will produce with the transaction itself. 5% of the total budget from digital artwork sales will be used to sequester carbon from marine ecosystems.
The digital artwork drop will launch on April 19, 2022, with the first batch of digital artwork containing “vulnerable species” from IUCN’s Red List on the Open Sea marketplace. The entire artwork collection can be viewed on the official website of the NFT drop.
To learn more about Ocean Collection please visit: https://www.oceancollective.org/.
Source: Ocean Collective