Jeff Goldblum fights for climate change

Jeff Goldblum, renowned actor and longtime supporter of the non-profit Oceana, recently sat down with PEOPLE ahead of the United Nations’ World Oceans Day to share his deep connection to the ocean and his concern for its future. Recalling his childhood experience at the Atlantic Ocean, Goldblum described the awe he felt when his mother took him into the waves for the first time. Since then, his love for the ocean has only deepened, prompting his involvement in ocean conservation efforts. "The oceans are home to most of the life on our planet," Goldblum emphasised. "They play a crucial role in regulating the climate and provide livelihoods for countless people. Sadly, the oceans are in trouble and face threats like climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, and the killing of threatened species." In 2020, Goldblum joined forces with Oceana to urge California lawmakers to pass statewide plastics legislation. Their efforts proved successful, leading to the passage of the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54) in 2022. This landmark legislation requires manufacturers to significantly reduce single-use plastic waste and ensure packaging is recyclable or compostable.