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Sustainable Business

This is not your business-as-usual section, our articles cover blue economy initiatives, sustainable practices and profile inspiring stories that give insights on how you can apply sustainable practices in building your business.

These articles are written by ocean people who have turned their passion into profits, they offer guidelines for marine tourism and dive travel providers, dive operators, eco-resort managers and live-aboard captains. If you want to find sustainable ways forward, we have a special place for you.

“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions… in a way that serves the world and you.” Sir Richard Branson
Is There Shark in Your Sunscreen?

Is There Shark in Your Sunscreen?

Shark populations are in decline around the world, some reduced by 50% in the last several decades. While much of that loss is due to illegal fishing and the slaughter of millions of sharks for their fins, there is more to tell. Have you ever heard of shark in your...

Summing Up the Global Climate Action Summit

Summing Up the Global Climate Action Summit

More than 4,000 people gathered last week in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Convened by California’s Governor Jerry Brown and UN Special Envoy for climate action Michael Bloomberg, the Summit mobilized local, state, and business leaders to...

From California, Good News on Drift Nets

From California, Good News on Drift Nets

On August 29, state lawmakers in Sacramento, California overwhelmingly voted to phase out drift nets, the highly controversial fishing nets that are blamed for causing the deaths of thousands of marine mammals. The bill does not call for an outright ban on drift nets...

Daniel Ponce-Taylor: Tourism as a Tool for Change

Daniel Ponce-Taylor: Tourism as a Tool for Change

“It doesn’t matter what the definition [of voluntourism] is...it matters what’s happening on the ground.” -Daniel Ponce-Taylor, 2016 Blue Ocean Summit. Born on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Valencia, Daniel moved to the Balearic Island of Mallorca a few years...

Water Quality Month, Two Companies Making a Difference

Water Quality Month, Two Companies Making a Difference

“A world where everyone has access to clean drinking water” is the highly commendable vision of the Belgian sustainable water company BOSAQ. While an English company Veragon innovates by taking humidity from the air and transforms it into clean, drinking water....

Back to School – How to Pack Zero Waste Lunches

Back to School – How to Pack Zero Waste Lunches

It's that time of the year, summer is winding down and the kids will be starting back to school. It can be a bit stressful and exciting both at the same time. One of the things we need to start thinking about are the kid’s lunches and the importance of choosing...

A Coral Reef To Die For!

A Coral Reef To Die For!

We have written many headlines regarding the plight of the world’s coral reefs, whether it be coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef or coastal development and pollution off Mexico’s Yucatan coast. We have also described the heroic efforts to save coral reef...

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