It’s World Tuna Day! Introducing, Bipocity Foundation, The Climate Daily Reforestation Campaign!

by | May 2, 2023 | Podcasts, The Climate Daily

It’s World Tuna Day! Plus, introducing, Bipocity Foundation, and The Climate Daily reforestation campaign!



Happy Tuesday, May 2nd. And happy World Tuna Day. Why does Tuna merit its only international day of celebration? And why does World Tuna Day matter to us? 

More than 7 million metric tons of tuna and tuna-like species are harvested yearly. These migratory tuna species account for 20 percent of the value of all marine capture fisheries and over 8 percent of all globally traded seafood. With that information in mind, we need to recognize the critical role of tuna in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and the livelihoods of people around the world. Stopping overfishing is of vital importance. Yet, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations notes that market demand for tuna is still high and that the significant overcapacity of tuna fishing fleets remains.

As a result of the amazing qualities of tuna, the fish are threatened by overwhelming demand. According to the latest data, among the seven principal tuna species, 33.3 percent of the stocks are estimated to be fished at biologically unsustainable levels. That is why in 2016, the United Nations General Assembly voted to officially observe World Tuna Day on May 2nd each year.  

DEEPER DIVE: UN, Local London



I had the good fortune of meeting Twyla Jackson, founder of the BIPOCITY Foundation recently. After just a few minutes, I realized I was in the presence of true solarpunk. Bipocity Foundation, established in 2022, is a collection of concepts designed to bring and keep people of color in an imagined future with solutions worth fighting for. The fact is, BIPOC communities continue to face significant disparities in areas such as education, employment, and healthcare, which are compounded by the pervasive impact of structural racism. In the realm of technology, these disparities are even more acute.  BIPOC individuals are underrepresented in tech fields and lacking access to the resources and education needed to participate fully in the digital economy.

Its current projects include Bipocity Blockchain through educational initiatives, prioritizing diversity and inclusion, developing user-friendly interfaces and tools, and promoting decentralized financial systems. Nuterra Connect 360. It’s a platform built on the Bipocity blockchain. It provides waste management, carbon sequestration, data management tools as well as provides access to sustainable food options. And the Bipocity Farmers Network. An organization supporting sustainable agriculture practices in the BIPOC community by providing resources, educating and training BIPOC communities on sustainable ag practices and food sovereignty. 

Why does Bipocity Foundation matter to us? Because it explores how providing BIPOC individuals with access to tech education and resources can empower communities to take an active role in the development of emerging technologies like Blockchain, and Agtech, to create a new paradigm for BIPOC communities. The foundation is still in its early stages, so we look forward to following its development.

DEEPER DIVE: BIPOCITY, Is Black Panther SolarPunk?



We’re making progress with our Climate Champions 50/100 reforestation campaign, so we’re keeping it going!


Thank you to the listeners of The Climate Daily who donated to The Climate Champions 50/100 campaign! There’s still work to do to get us to 10,000 trees. That’s why we’re extending the campaign through May to give more of you the chance to become climate champions. What’s a climate champion, you ask? A climate champion proves that a small group of people can make a massive impact on the planet in a short amount of time.  

How? Our company, The Climate, is partnering with over 30 international tree-planting organizations–ALONG WITH our climate champions– to re-plant, and regrow forests all over the world, by planting ten thousand trees at a time. Why? Because science says the best way to combat climate change is to restore nature. And the fastest way to restore nature is to plant and grow a trillion trees by 2030, and the fastest way to plant and grow a trillion trees is to replant and regrow forests. The fastest way to do that is to plant ten thousand trees at a time. So, we’re looking for folks to donate $50 or $100 one time, to help us plant 10,000 trees at a time, in one of seven regions around the planet.

(Which our tree planting partners will do. They’re the tree-planting professionals.) 

Please visit Click on the donate button and join our team of climate champions today. Again, visit Click on the donate button and join our team of climate champions today. And if you want to start your own team of climate champions, reach out to us at info@ We’ll help you put together your own small group of climate champions to make a massive impact on the planet in a short amount of time. 

(Planting 10 thousand trees–a 20-acre forest!) 

Wouldn’t it be great to be the change you want to see in the world? Go to and become part of something special. Become a climate champion.  Thank you!!

DEEPER DIVE: 50/100 Campaign, Trillion Tree Project