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.

 

Leadership in the Blue Frontier – David Helvarg

Leadership in the Blue Frontier – David Helvarg

“We get so much from the ocean in terms of recreation, transportation, trade, energy, protein, medicinal values and spiritual values, that sense of awe and wonder being part of something bigger than ourself, that we really need to get organized and give something...

Can Eco-Friendly Sunscreen Save Coral Reefs?

Can Eco-Friendly Sunscreen Save Coral Reefs?

Travellers who want to swim with migrating whale sharks near Cancun are often told by tour operators that only biodegradable sunscreen is permitted.  And those visiting the nearby Mayan-themed nature parks Xcaret and Xel-Ha face similar rules, lest travellers leave...

Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action

Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action

(Blue Ocean Network.com - September 5, 2014) -- Project AWARE has launched "Debris Month of Action" – a time when thousands of scuba divers around the world rally together to take action against the trash from our everyday lives that makes its way to the ocean. Marine...

It’s Not Easy Being Green – Steve Weaver

It’s Not Easy Being Green – Steve Weaver

"You’ve got to listen to your customers and more and more we are getting clients that demand eco-friendly trips, and we have just scratched the surface. " ~ Steve Weaver   Steve Weaver of Dreamweaver Travel has organized one trip a month for 31 years. In Weaver's...

Selling Dive Travel with Substance – Cheryl Patterson

Selling Dive Travel with Substance – Cheryl Patterson

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away.” - Mark Twain, Cheryl Patterson’s favorite quote “We started Good Will Diving as a non-profit company that stresses sustainability and giving back. More...

Stakeholders in the Dive Industry  –  Dr. Carl Cater

Stakeholders in the Dive Industry – Dr. Carl Cater

“To swim fishlike, horizontally, was the logical method in a medium eight hundred times denser than air. To halt and hang attached to nothing, no lines or air pipe to the surface was a dream. At night I had often had visions of flying by extending my arms as wings....

Caught in the Same Net: The Ocean and Us – Carl Safina

Caught in the Same Net: The Ocean and Us – Carl Safina

“The question isn’t, “I’m just one person; what can I do?” Everyone who has ever lived has been one person. The question is what can you do? And who can you do it with? Who do you need? Who needs your help? Where will you start?” “But one doesn’t wait for a revolution...

How to be an Undersea Hero to Your Diving Customers

How to be an Undersea Hero to Your Diving Customers

(Blue Ocean Network.com - Saturday May 31, 2014) -- My kids and I share a deep love for the ocean. Each night we bond in front of the TV watching the latest adventures of the Octonauts - these undersea heroes that live in an octopod and zoom around the ocean in...

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