Jason Momoa had the support of his kids, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf, as he was recently named the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Advocate for Life Below Water at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The Aquaman star took to Instagram with celebration for such an honor.
“With great respect, admiration, and humility, I join the UN family and commit to the critically important work: to manage, protect and preserve the Ocean and all living creatures on our beautiful, BLUE planet,” Jason told his social media followers on Monday (Jun. 27). “We must seek to right the wrongs we have done against our children and grandchildren, turn the tide on our irresponsible stewardship, and build momentum for a future where humanity can once again live in harmony with nature,” Momoa shared.
The ocean is home to dozens of sea creatures that are impacted by pollution. Whales, fish, and turtles tend to view trash that finds its way into the ocean as prey. The sea creatures consume the waste and eventually die due to plastic ingestion. The Advocate for Life Below Water program by the UNEP aims to reduce the number of wildlife deaths in the sea. Jason Momoa carries the same mission.
“For me, the ocean is an ancient teacher, a guide, and a muse,” Momoa shared with the press. “It is also existential,” the actor continued. “Without a healthy ocean, life on our planet as we know it would not exist. With this designation, I hope to continue my own journey to protect and conserve the ocean and all living things on our beautiful blue planet, for our generation and the generations to come.”
Lola and Nakoa-Wolf are Jason Momoa’s kids with his estranged wife, Lisa Bonet. Lola, the former couple’s daughter, celebrates her fifteenth birthday next month. Nakoa-Wolf turns 14 years old in December.
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