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.

 

Preserve, Protect and Plant Mangrove Forests

Preserve, Protect and Plant Mangrove Forests

Any day is perfect for planting a tree and there are no forests that play as important a role in protecting our oceans as mangroves. Join us to find out what’s happening to preserve, protect and plant mangrove forests. Why Mangroves are Vital for a Healthy Ocean...

Getting Trash Out of Rivers: before it gets into our Oceans

Getting Trash Out of Rivers: before it gets into our Oceans

Solving the Plastic Ocean Pollution problem is so large an issue that it must be attacked from multiple directions. One approach is getting trash out of rivers and lakes before it can be carried through our waterways into our oceans. There are a number of projects...

Ocean Pollution Cleanup Update and The Plastic Bank

Ocean Pollution Cleanup Update and The Plastic Bank

There has probably been no other ocean issue that has so quickly grabbed the world's attention than plastic pollution. David Attenborough's BBC series Blue Planet II and especially the segment that focused on plastics in the ocean, hit an emotional high note that...

Tips to Protect the Planet Every Day!

Tips to 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...

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...

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