Pearl Jam Oceans from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

Available July 6th on iTunes, proceeds from the U.S. sale of Pearl Jam’s video “Amongst the Waves” will benefit Conservation International’s Ocean Campaign. To learn more about this campaign and Conservation International’s Ocean Initiatives, visit


There is only one Ocean for everyone and everything.

It is a finite, precious resource under tremendous economic and environmental pressure.

Look after it.

– Cover 70% of the earth’s surface
– Provide up to 80% of the oxygen we breathe
– Are the protein source for 1 in 4 people worldwide
– Are home to 50% of all known species on earth

Eleven things you can do to look after the ocean for present and future generations:

  1. Support the Gulf Restoration Network

    Pearl Jam is currently working closely with Gulf Restoration Network to help support the recovery and mitigation efforts in this region. We encourage you to visit today to do what you can as well to help make a difference.

    For more information on the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, please visit Pearl Jam’s activism page at for regular updates on what is being done in the Gulf region.

  2. Encourage renewable energy.

    Oceans and climate change are interconnected. Learn more about clean energy alternatives, initiatives and actions here:


    U.S. Department of Energy – Renewal Energy

  3. Find out more about ocean acidification.

    Ocean acidification is one of the most immediate and devastating impacts of too much carbon dioxide. Learn more and urge the leadership to address ocean acidification and make it an immediate priority.


    Climate Change Challenge

    Conservation International


  4. Be a voice for the oceans. Tell your elected officials that you support ocean protection policies.

    Let President Obama know you support his Oceans policy, which was created to ensure that our oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive for present and future generations.

    If you are a U.S. citizen, urge your Congressional representatives to support international agreements to project the world’s oceans. This is just the beginning of an international agreement that can help create a sustainable international management plan for the ocean commons, which would regulate and enforce both fisheries and extractive industries.

    Urge your Senators here:

  5. “Save a Mile” – You can save an entire square mile of ocean and protect the life it contains and the people it supports.

  6. Become an ocean activist.

    Pledge to be an ocean activist with Oceana. For every pledge made, Oceana will receive a $1 donation.

  7. Get off the oil … start thinking about it. Reduce your reliance on the oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear industries.

    Discover hidden sources of oil at home and how to eliminate them.

    Learn 10 ways cities and towns can kick the offshore-oil habit.

    Discover energy alternatives and how to go green.

    Learn more about how to reduce the environmental impact of your home.

    Get tips on how to green your workplace.

  8. Support local, organic farming and reduce toxic runoff from your homes and businesses. [Less pesticides and chemicals on land = less pollutants in the ocean.]

    Find local farmers markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.

    Learn more about the connections between agriculture and our oceans.

  9. Eat fish that is ocean-friendly and caught sustainably.

    Learn where to shop locally.

    And learn what fish to stay away from.

    Want to save Gulf seafood? Eat it!

  10. Clean up your local beaches.

    Learn more about the state of your local beaches.

    And get involved in local cleanup efforts.

  11. Reduce the amount of “stuff” you accumulate and put out into the world.

    Story of Stuff


    The Power of Half


“AMONGST THE WAVES” Live – Pearl Jam (2010)

Director: Ryan Thomas/Brendan Canty
Water Cinematographer: Daren Crawford
Production Company: Volcom Entertainment/Monkeywrench, Inc.

Photo Credits:
Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace
Jose Luis Magana/Greenpeace



Verse 1:
What used to be a house of cards
Has turned into a reservoir
Save the tears that were waterfallin’
Let’s go swim tonight, Darlin’

& Once outside the undertow Just
You & Me & nothin’ more
If not for love I would be drowning
I’ve seen it work both ways, but I am up

Chorus 1:
Riding high amongst the waves
O I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved
O I can feel like I’ve
Put away my early grave

I gotta say it now
Better loud
Than too late

Verse 2:
Remember back the early days When
you were young & thus amazed
Suddenly the channel changed The
first time you saw blood

Cut to later, now you’re strong You’ve
bled yourself, the wounds are gone It’s
rare when there is nothing wrong
Survived & you’re amongst the fittest
Love ain’t love until you give it up

Chorus 2:
Riding high amongst the waves
I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved
I can see the light
Comin’ through the clouds in rays

I gotta say it now
Better loud
Than too late

yeah I say it now
Better loud
Than too late

***Guitar Solo***
Ah heyyeah

Chorus 3:
Riding high amongst the waves
I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved
I can see the light
Comin’ through the clouds in rays

I gotta say it now
Better loud
Than too late

yeah gotta say it now
Better loud
Than too late

Say it now
Better loud
Than too late

yeah.. ayeah ayeah
yeah yeah

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