Plastic – Turning Off the Faucet

The movement to stop plastic pollution is growing up. Working with kids lately through the Blue Life Program I realize that they do not believe the problem is consumers and litter. They want to do beach, lakes, river and ocean cleanup – but they look straight in the face of where the problem originates. Kids are not […]

Julia A: Snowball Saves the Sea

When 5th grader, Julia A, gets an idea she wants to tell the story in video. As an outdoor lover biking, skiing, swimming and camping, Julia is never tired of exploring in nature. When it came time to submit an entry into a local “Powder Hound” snow sport film event for the community, Julia decided […]

The Blue Dance: Humans Have Two Left Feet

I recently read the inspiring story of Melati Wijsen, a teen from Bali who has been the leader for Bali’s Bye Bye Plastic  initiative since 2013 when she was just 12 years old.  That’s Melati in the middle, in the picture. I was struck by her comment, “Dancing with politicians — it’s three steps forward, two […]

Starboard Achieves Gold Level Status ECOBOARDS

We feature Starboard as an example of a “Blue” company leading others, sharing innovation and making a difference at the manufacturing stage of their products. We are happy to share this Press Release by Brett Giddings – Programs Manager at Sustainable Surf: STARBOARD BECOMES THE FIRST MAJOR SUP BRAND TO PRODUCE GOLD LEVEL ECOBOARDS – […]

Future Stewards of the Ocean – Journal Solutions

Upstream solutions? WE are the upstream. WE are the ones who can (one by one) turn off our personal “plastics into the ocean” tap. When the gushing stream of plastics into the water, land and air is so huge it might seem that turning off (or turning down) our own little tap is almost meaningless. […]