EarthEcho International is a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded in 2000 by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., famous son of the legendary explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau. EarthEcho International's mission is to empower youth to take action that restores and protects our water planet. EarthEcho International's programs are dedicated to the legacy of Philippe Cousteau Sr.; a legacy of devotion to the conservation and restoration of the oceans and one that can be shared by all people. Sadly, the last 50 years has seen the greatest amount of destruction of our Oceans, bringing us to a current state of crisis. However, we believe that it is the next 50 years in which we can embrace the new promise of a just, healthy, and abundant water planet. In order to achieve this, a whole new generation must take action to restore and protect our water planet. Education combined with service-learning offers a tremendous opportunity to empower such a generation, but there is very little ocean education and service-learning available today on a national scale. EarthEcho International's programs works to fill these voids in ways that unite the efforts of other prominent organizations to identify and engage the most promising leaders of tomorrow in the struggle for ocean health today.