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.

Sustainable & Responsible Tourism on Curaçao

Sustainable & Responsible Tourism on Curaçao

Many tourists who visit Curaçao, travel here to experience the incredible beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the amazing coral reef system, that is a bevy of healthy biodiversity, only seen by scuba diving or snorkeling.  But, like the world over, Curaçao’s coral reefs...

Wind Power! What SUV’s and Huggies have in common!

Wind Power! What SUV’s and Huggies have in common!

We have some "Really Big" developments to report on the progress of Wind Power. Costs are dropping, employment opportunities set records, enormous wind farms are being built and more major corporations are lining up to power their manufacturing with wind. Read on to...

Shark Killing Banned in Florida

Shark Killing Banned in Florida

Earlier this year we reported that shark finning was still legal and fins were being sold in Florida. A law passed in 1992 to ban shark finning was strengthened in 2010 but the shark finning continued. More recent attempts to ban the sale and trade of shark fins were...

Misool Marine Reserve Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

Misool Marine Reserve Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

September 15, 2017, Raja Ampat, Indonesia – Mission Blue announced today that it has recognized the 300,000-acre, privately-managed Misool Marine Reserve as a Mission Blue Hope Spot.    Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global...

International Year of Sustainable Tourism

International Year of Sustainable Tourism

The UN has affirmed that 2017 is International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and has set 17 goals as targets for sustainable tourism and development. Achieving these goals not only furthers growth, but improves the quality of life, protects the...

Sustainable Tourism in Palau

Sustainable Tourism in Palau

The Pacific Island of Palau is often thought of as a serene, isolated paradise, but recent stats on tourism indicate that it is far from isolated. Can Palau grow its economy in sync with sustainable conservation? Palau’s president and leading citizens think it must!...

Banning Throw Away Plastics

Banning Throw Away Plastics

Plastic Free in Seattle It seems obvious that they are reading our Blue Ocean posts in Seattle and taking to heart, our advice on curbing plastic pollution. In Celebrating Plastic-Free July we described the problem of “single use, throw-away, non-biodegradable”...

News from the Maritimes, Part 2

News from the Maritimes, Part 2

This is the second in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck relating the experiences of his combined family vacation and Blue Ocean research while traveling thru Canada's Atlantic Maritime Provinces -- After we left the Bay of Fundy and its flower pots...

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