Sustainable Business

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

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.

Tesla Tune-Up: The Latest on Electric Vehicles!

Tesla Tune-Up: The Latest on Electric Vehicles!

As we have learned to expect, Elon Musk and his electric vehicles company Tesla have been busy. Tesla responded quickly to the unfolding drama in the aftermath of Maria, the Category 4 Hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.   Five weeks after Puerto Rico took a...

Mikki McComb-Kobza and Ocean First win Go Blue Award

Mikki McComb-Kobza and Ocean First win Go Blue Award

Congratulations to our Ocean Ally Mikki McComb-Kobza and the Ocean First Institute on receiving the Blue Friend of the Year Award at the Go Blue Awards Gala held in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Friday, October 27. Mikki is Executive Director of Ocean First Institute...

Victory for Victoria’s Rays!

Victory for Victoria’s Rays!

Project Banjo is delighted to announce a huge step forward in protective measures for rays, skates and guitarfish in Victoria, Australia.  In response to the #RaysAwareness campaign launched in March 2017 (including a petition signed by 33,000 people globally), the...

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1: Sustainable Ocean Summit

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1: Sustainable Ocean Summit

From November 29 - December 1, 2017 the World Ocean Council will present the Sustainable Ocean Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. SOS 2017 will bring together leadership of companies and organizations representing the diversity of the Ocean Business Community....

Plastic Pollution Solutions

Plastic Pollution Solutions

This is the second of Heather Kuhlken's articles from the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit held in conjunction with the 2017 Our Ocean Conference that took place in Malta earlier this month. In Heather's first report, Hope For Our Ocean, she focused on the young...

Blue Ocean Network at DEMA 2017, Nov. 1-4 in Orlando, Florida

DEMA: 2017 Wave Makers Awards

Vote Now for the 2017 Wave Makers Award!   ** Deadline to Vote is 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 26, 2017 ** Voting for the inaugural Wave Makers Award is now open to DEMA Members! Log in and cast your vote today! The deadline to vote is 12:00 p.m. Pacific...

Today’s Hatfields and McCoys Battle Over Coal

Today’s Hatfields and McCoys Battle Over Coal

In the second half of the 1800s the coal country of West Virginia and Kentucky erupted in a bitter feud that took many lives and played out over multiple generations. More than a century later, the historic battle between the Hatfields and McCoys remains synonymous...

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