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.

 

Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Remember that first experience of snorkeling through warm, crystal clean water and looking down into a world of vibrantly colored corals and endless marine life. That’s what hooked me decades ago. Today our coral reefs are threatened as never before. However, by...

Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

I grew up in Missouri, that’s a long way from the Gulf Coast, so it was always a real treat to sit at a seaside dive and order up a platter of fresh shrimp smothered in hot sauce, delivered directly from the fishermen anchored nearby. How things have changed. The...

Hoping to Turn the Tide on Bali’s Plastic Pollution

Hoping to Turn the Tide on Bali’s Plastic Pollution

The island paradise of Bali has had some bad press lately, mostly a result of a number of international stories regarding the incredible amount of plastic waste that is washing ashore on Bali’s beaches and floating in Bali’s waters. In this article we are taking a...

Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Lionfish have invaded the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and spread as far south as Brazilian waters, but they aren’t alone! Invasive marine species have been wreaking havoc on indigenous ecological systems for thousands of years. More recently, we just keep better...

Plastic Free July and the EU Acts

Plastic Free July and the EU Acts

July has become a very busy month in our battle against uncontrolled, single-use, throw-away plastics. On July 3rd we are honoring the importance of International Plastic Bag Free Day during which we are spreading the word “that a plastic bag free world is possible...

Is the Internal Combustion Engine running on fumes?

Is the Internal Combustion Engine running on fumes?

Today the great majority of vehicles are still equipped with internal combustion engines but we have been seeing countless news items that portend some big changes down the road. So is the Internal Combustion Engine running on fumes? Let's find out!   In the U.S....

How can going Zero Waste save our oceans?

How can going Zero Waste save our oceans?

Whether you see the destruction of our ocean coral, the pollution littering our seas and choking our marine life, or want to revert back to a simpler lifestyle and preserve the earth for future generations, a Zero Waste mentality is the place to start.  What is Zero...

Our Favorite Underwater Fathers!

Our Favorite Underwater Fathers!

  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! In honor of your day, we decided to do a little digging on fatherhood in the underwater kingdom. What we turned up was a little surprising, but also quite informative. (photo - Christopher Michel/Wikipedia Commons)...

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken is a legendary sea creature that haunted the imagination of seafarers for centuries. The origins of the legend may have been with sightings of giant squids in the Atlantic where its size and fearsome appearance inspired numerous stories of encounters...

A Must Read, Planet or Plastic, in June National Geographic

A Must Read, Planet or Plastic, in June National Geographic

The June issue is the perfect primer on the world’s plastic pollution. In the magazine’s exemplary tradition, they have taken on a complex subject and described it in a clear and comprehensible article. Planet or Plastic written by Laura Parker and Elizabeth Royte...

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