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.

 

Living Green: How to get to a Sustainable Lifestyle!

Living Green: How to get to a Sustainable Lifestyle!

We are often asked by our readers, “what can I do to control my plastic consumption and generally, be living green?” At Blue Ocean we try in our articles to give insight into these issues and offer tips to make it easier to live and travel sustainably. Now we have...

Penguins Living on a Plastic Island, Is This the Future?

Penguins Living on a Plastic Island, Is This the Future?

Normally, we see penguins within a white, frigid, but pristine Antarctic habitat. However, as the plastic pollution problem grows, we are finding that this man-made material has made its way to the farthest reaches of our planet. To drive home this point, the World...

NASA, NOAA and EPA Programs Saved!

NASA, NOAA and EPA Programs Saved!

Donald Trump and his combative head of the EPA Scott Pruitt have made little attempt to disguise their intention to eliminate or handicap as many environmental programs and laws as possibleduring their time in power. Most vulnerable seem to be those passed by the...

Sustainable Seafood: A Smorgasbord of Ideas

Sustainable Seafood: A Smorgasbord of Ideas

Fish sustains a large portion of the world’s population. It's high in protein making it one of the healthiest food options available. That’s the rub; what is healthy for us is not necessarily healthy for seafood sustainability. At a time when the human population is...

Recycling on the Riviera Maya: Sustainable Tourism, Part 5

Recycling on the Riviera Maya: Sustainable Tourism, Part 5

What had been isolated fishing villages, sandy beaches and mangroves forty years ago has been forever transformed by the unimaginable growth of mass tourism along the Riviera Maya. Left in the dust of this uncontrolled growth is the infrastructure that should underpin...

Sargassum Smothering Caribbean Beaches

Sargassum Smothering Caribbean Beaches

For tourists visiting beach resorts around the Caribbean, who expect to see the sublime, pristine beaches depicted on websites, are instead shocked to find beaches littered with piles of decaying seagrass, smelling of rotten eggs. Especially after a storm with strong...

Rare Turtles Return After World’s Largest Beach Clean-up

Rare Turtles Return After World’s Largest Beach Clean-up

They say the trash and garbage in places was 5 feet deep on Mumbai’s Versova Beach on the west coast of India. But that did not deter Afroz Shah and his 84-year old neighbor from digging in on the world’s largest beach clean-up.   Shah rallied the local community and...

Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

One aspect of climate warming that most effects the oceans is the increased levels of acidity in seawater. This change in the chemistry of seawater effects the ability of shellfish like oysters to produce larvae or “oyster seed” that hatcheries sell to aquaculture...

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