The Orca Way
Jeroen has always loved Orcas, they are one of the only mammals with a brain bigger than humans. They use their own language, have their own culture and are very powerful animals. They are playful, but they also respect the society which they live in, but they will react when aggravated! Jeroen's aim is for OrcaNation to reflect the Orca style; thoughtful, peaceful and caring to our environment. The Judo sport is “the gentle way.” It uses the negative energy of an opponent or environment and turns it into something positive, you neutralize the threat, but without destroying your opponent.
The strongest tool in this whole gentle approach is education – we are writing educational materials with academics all around the planet. We teach school children during our Orca camps about how to become more conscious of their environment, whether that means saying no to a plastic straw or choosing to have regular meat-free days. We hope that the children take this information back to their families and friends and spread the word that change is possible and that it starts with just one action!
In addition to schools, we are taking The Orca Way to corporate businesses. Through our pillars of caring for the Oceans, Planet and Ourselves, OrcaNation Founder, Jeroen van de Waal will be presenting directly to individuals and departments on how their business can become more sustainable and a more positive contributor to our world.
To become a central hub for action, education and hope for the oceans, planet and ourselves. To spark a movement for conservation and adventure, proving that, as humanity heals the oceans and planet, the oceans and planet will heal humanity.
To help children and their families fall deeply in love with the oceans, planet and ourselves, spreading a sense of urgency for conservation and repair.
- Education as a tool to save the planet
- Respect for life and ecosystems
- Believe in a positive future
- Action over complacency