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What’s good for the ocean is good for us. Vote for the kind of ocean you want with each sustainable choice you make. Buying Ocean-friendly products or choosing sustainable seafood, all help. We will give you tips on zero-waste, explain the 4 R’s practices, describe how to maintain a low carbon footprint, and many other forms of ocean mindfulness will be featured here.

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”
Anna Lappé

Tips to Celebrate Earth Day and protect the Planet Every Day!

Tips to Celebrate Earth Day and protect the Planet Every Day!

On April 22nd the world celebrated Earth Day, now we need to ask how can we continue to celebrate Earth Day, beyond one day? What steps can each of us take to lower our personal impact and protect the planet, every day? What products can we do without or replace with...

Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

If you want to free dive to a depth of 200 feet and hold your breath for 13 minutes. Don’t do it, unless you have a rare gene mutation, states the Miami Herald, describing the “surprise finding” in a new study just published in the journal Cell. Scientists have been...

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Did you know that globally, one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute! Remember all those disheartening images of masses of floating plastic debris on beaches and in oceans. What is the common element in almost all these images? The plastic drinking...

Conscious Consumers Focus on a Plastic Free Ocean on Earth Day

Conscious Consumers Focus on a Plastic Free Ocean on Earth Day

  In celebration of Earth Day 2018, Films for the Planet has partnered with Blue Ocean Network to focus attention on creating a plastic free ocean by presenting a free online streaming of the film A Plastic Ocean on April 20-24, 2018. A Plastic Ocean, is described by...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

When we look at the good, the bad and the ugly of plastic pollution in our oceans, we unfortunately, find much more bad and ugly than good news. Like the ancient mariner who uttered “Until my Ghastly Tale is Told, This Heart Within Me Burns” we're going to tell the...

Our Plastic Seas: There is No Away  – Dianna Cohen

Our Plastic Seas: There is No Away – Dianna Cohen

“Plastic is this incredibly useful material, and I feel that when we design things with intended obsolescence in mind—single use, disposable ideas in mind—we are treating a valuable material in an irresponsible way” ~ Dianna Cohen What started out as a career in art...

Living Green: How to get to a Sustainable Lifestyle!

Living Green: How to get to a Sustainable Lifestyle!

We are often asked by our readers, “what can I do to control my plastic consumption and generally, be living green?” At Blue Ocean we try in our articles to give insight into these issues and offer tips to make it easier to live and travel sustainably. Now we have...

Can We Save Paradise From Being Destroyed?

Can We Save Paradise From Being Destroyed?

  Remember “The Beach” a film from 2000 that featured a freshly scrubbed Leonardo DiCaprio frolicking on an idyllic beach in Thailand. The location was spectacular Maya Bay on the tiny island of Koh Phi Phi Leh. (photo - 20th Century Fox) The attention the film...

Penguins Living on a Plastic Island, Is This the Future?

Penguins Living on a Plastic Island, Is This the Future?

We love penguins, we're amused by their antics and admire their ability to survive in some of the world's most formidable conditions. Normally, we see penguins within a white, frigid, but pristine Antarctic habitat. But the World Wild Life Fund- Italia, just posted a...

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