The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has partnered with cartoonist Jim Toomey – of Sherman’s Lagoon fame – in developing a series of two-minute videos intended to raise awareness of the importance of oceans and the coastal environment. The videos use animation and humor to explain in clear and simple language the role oceans play in our lives and our very survival.
- Blue Carbon
- Marine Litter
- The Climate Change Connection
- The True Value of Our Oceans
- Nutrient Runoff
- Adaptation to Sea Level Rise
- Waste Water: A Widespread Threat and Missed Resource
- Green Fins for a Blue Planet
About Jim Toomey:
Jim Toomey is a renowned cartoonist who has been writing and drawing the daily comic strip, Sherman's Lagoon, for over 20 years. The strip is syndicated to over 250 newspapers throughout North America and appears in more than 30 countries around the world. Sherman's Lagoon combines Toomey's two life-long passions - art and the sea. In addition to producing his comic strip, he is active in marine conservation.
If you would like to be notified when the videos become available, please email: monika.thiele [@] unep.org.