Our environment and especially our Oceans will be saved by the Innovation and Inspiration fueled by many pioneers. People and the projects they tirelessly support provide creative strategies that approach the dilemma of plastic pollution from many angles. From re-designing products to using photography and art to open our eyes, from using huge networks and expert research to individuals doing small, local initiatives – YOU will find your Blue Life niche.

Here are some links (below) to start your journey. For plenty more PEOPLE AND PROJECTS explore here.  Let us know about YOUR group or project so we can add your article to our CONVERSATIONS blog.

Svein Rasmussen, Founder of Starboard (Starboard Blue)

Starboard is the first company to shift their entire board range to plant-based epoxy resins. Their commitment to actively start the process to embed the values of sustainability throughout their entire product and packaging range, and to work with local communities to clean and protect the ocean is something to celebrate everyday. The Starboard Blue Tiki story is inspiring – READ MORE HERE!

Parley for the Oceans and Founder Cyrill Gutsch:

Parley for the Oceans is the space and network where the creative industries come together to raise awareness about the oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. The ocean is a vital part of our planet and we are running out of time to save it.

The Parley Ocean Plastic Program – led by the Parley AIR Strategy (Avoid, Intercept and Redesign) – combats marine plastic pollution; one of the biggest threats to the ocean today.

Michael Stewart – Sustainable Surf :

Sustainable Surf is a California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization founded by social entrepreneurs Michael Stewart and Kevin Whilden. Their Mission: Be the catalyst that transforms surf culture into a powerful force for protecting the ocean playground. They harness the power of water-sports to tell a new, powerful story, connecting our passion for play – into the urge to protect the oceans … AND live a “Deep Blue Life”

More Innovation and Inspiration Groups making a difference. Join in at Twitter and Facebook! Multiply your impact and stay inspired by innovation.

Core Products:

You can purchase the Blue Life Journal  and the Blue Life Journal for Kids (ages 7-12) .