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.

 

Wacky Weather: What in the World?

Wacky Weather: What in the World?

There are heat waves around the world from Japan to Europe. Unprecedented drought in Australia while France floods. Deadly wildfires rage in California and Greece. Even in the far north of Sweden fires flamed above the Arctic Circle. On a daily basis we...

What You Can Do About Ocean Plastic

What You Can Do About Ocean Plastic

The last time you opened a news magazine are turned on your TV and tuned into the nightly news, you probably saw a story that related to the plastic pollution in our oceans. Now the issue becomes more personal and asks what you can do about Ocean Plastic? From the...

20 Zero Waste Tips for an Ocean-Friendly Home

20 Zero Waste Tips for an Ocean-Friendly Home

Are you looking to create a more ocean-friendly, sustainable home for you and your family? Here are some zero waste tips that will help. 1. Minimize: Do a spring clean of your home and get rid of any unnecessary stuff sitting around and collecting dust by donating it...

Life Beyond Plastics: Make Your Next Vacation Sustainable!

Life Beyond Plastics: Make Your Next Vacation Sustainable!

The Blue Ocean Network has covered ocean plastic pollution from a variety of angles, but mostly from the “Big Picture” view. We want to use our experience in Orlando, Florida to help you make your next vacation sustainable. Today, let’s talk about how you as an...

What you need to know about Lionfish!

What you need to know about Lionfish!

It’s been over twenty years since we first started hearing alarming reports of lionfish being seen in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Originally from the Indo-Pacific it is not certain how they invaded the Atlantic, but once in waters where they have no natural...

The Real Cost of Your Next Pair of Jeans

The Real Cost of Your Next Pair of Jeans

We love our jeans. So much so that the average American consumer buying four pairs a year. In our family, we are always looking for jeans on sale to be thrifty. But do we fully understand the real environmental cost of our next pair of jeans? Most people have never...

The Future of Aquaculture, Two Sides of the Story

The Future of Aquaculture, Two Sides of the Story

We raise profound questions on how we can use aquaculture and the bounty of the sea to feed the world.   Through aquaculture, only a tiny fraction of the ocean’s area could meet the entire world’s demand for fish. This result is from a study conducted by...

Five fish that should not be on your plate!

Five fish that should not be on your plate!

Many of the world’s fish populations are threatened by over-consumption with severe implications for the millions of humans that depend on them for their livelihood and sustenance. You can do your part to stem this tide of unsustainable fishing, use the Marine...

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