Lifestyle

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

Lifestyle

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.

 

Celebrating Plastic-Free July

Celebrating Plastic-Free July

The summer is here and what better way to enjoy the season of picnics and bar-b-ques than by taking a pledge to not use all those plastic knives, forks, spoons and plates. We are celebrating an entire month plastic free! You might ask, why worry about little things...

Tesla on the Water:  The SoelCat 12 Experience

Tesla on the Water: The SoelCat 12 Experience

The advances made in clean energy over the last several years have been truly inspiring and offer hope that mankind may actually be coming to grips with the challenges of climate change and global warming. (photo - solarwind 3) Wind farms sprout across the landscape...

People Need Connection to Nature and Each Other; Part 2

People Need Connection to Nature and Each Other; Part 2

Nature-Deficit Disorder exists even in some of the most Nature-Rich places on the planet This is the second part of Heather Kuhlken's conversation with Gabriel in Micronesia discussing “as our economy and our culture become more and more global, so does our need for...

A Deeper Dive on the Shipping Industry

A Deeper Dive on the Shipping Industry

We bet you didn’t know that today is International Day of the Seafarer. Started in 2011, June 25 is a day to raise awareness about the little known contributions seafarers make in your everyday life. (Photo - The International Register Management)   90% of...

Food Lovers Unite!  It’s Sustainable Gastronomy Day!

Food Lovers Unite! It’s Sustainable Gastronomy Day!

As the old proverb goes, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” so it's not just a coincidence that this first-ever UN sanctioned international celebration lands on Father’s Day 2017.  Co-authored by Peru and 37 UN member states, Sustainable Gastronomy Day...

Surfing Rides the Waves of Sustainability

Surfing Rides the Waves of Sustainability

Surfers are becoming stoked Ocean Activists. According to Surfrider Foundation, over the last decade more than 1 million surfers have shed their “whatever, dude” attitude to help protect and preserve the ocean's natural beauty. International Surfing Day is celebrated...

Global Wind Day: A Celebration Of Wind Energy

Global Wind Day: A Celebration Of Wind Energy

June 15, is Global Wind Day and an opportunity to discover and show your support for the potential of wind power to reshape our energy dependent world. Wind energy is not pie in the sky, although that’s where the turbines are. Wind is a proven, mature and cost...

World Meat-Free Day Shines a Light on our Love of Meat

World Meat-Free Day Shines a Light on our Love of Meat

Here at Blue Ocean Network, we focus a lot on seafood and the impact that unsustainable fishing is having on fish stocks around the world. And the microplastic epidemic that’s invading the fish on our plates. But today is World Meat Free Day and we’re going to take a...

A Sweet Spot in Time  –  Dr. Sylvia Earle

A Sweet Spot in Time – Dr. Sylvia Earle

“No Water. No Life. No Blue. No Green.” ~ Dr. Sylvia Earle We were honored to have Sylvia Earle kick off our Blue Ocean Summit 2015 on World Oceans Day: In the Summit opening interview, “A Sweet Spot in Time,” Sylvia pulls no punches as she outlines the many ocean...

More on Sunscreens, Especially Those To Avoid

More on Sunscreens, Especially Those To Avoid

Wouldn’t you know, just as we were about to venture out into the sun and having just published our article: Sunscreens That Protect You and the Ocean which presented guidance in buying sunscreens that provide protection for you and the ocean. A related article from...

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