Oceans Connected is a Not For Profit organisation established in 2019. Being based on the south coast of England means we are on the frontline in the battle against plastic pollution. We witness over consumption, overfishing, the dark side of tourism and the impact of global warming on a daily basis.
People say that you "don't know what you’ve got til it's gone". The truth is, you knew what you had. You just never realised that you would lose it. Big Yellow Taxi was written and released in 1970 - nearly 40 years ago. Young Canadian called Joni Mitchell, wrote the track. It was like she had looked in to a crystal ball and seen a vision for the future. She stated in an interview in 1996 for the Los Angeles Times:
I wrote 'Big Yellow Taxi' on my first trip to Hawaii. I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart... this blight on paradise. That's when I sat down and wrote the song.