Jack Johnson Summer Tour with Ocean Blue Project
This year Ocean Blue Project is honored to team up with Jack Johnson on his 2022 Summer Tour as an All At Once Non-Profit Partner! All At Once is Jack Johnson’s social action network that connects nonprofits with people who want to take action and give back to their community. All At Once is centered on the mission that “an individual action, multiplied by millions, creates global change,” and focuses on three principles: your actions, your choice, and your voice, with the idea that your individual actions make a difference, you have the choice to make conscious purchasing decisions, and lastly you should let your voice be heard.
All At Once promotes plastic-free initiatives, sustainable and equitable food systems, and other hands-on environmental projects. Since 2008, as part of the All At Once campaign, Jack Johnson’s tours have collaborated with over 400 community groups worldwide.
Jack Johnson’s album, Meet the Moonlight, is his eighth studio album and first full-length release in five years. The album will be released on June 24th, just as his summer tour begins.
On August 28th, find Ocean Blue Project tabling at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas. This concert will be joined by very special guest Ziggy Marley!
Ocean Blue’s 10th Birthday
Ocean Blue turns 10 on June 8th – World Ocean Day – and we wouldn’t want to celebrate it any other way than kicking off summer with All At Once!
We are thankful for initiatives like All At Once and we are thrilled about this incredible opportunity.
We all know our oceans, waterways, and the marine life they support are integral to our lives. As you’ve most likely seen while scrolling through your various social feeds, flipping through your nightly news channels, or even firsthand while you are at the beach – climate change is real and action needs to be taken. The good news is every individual has the power to contribute. But where do we begin?
For the past ten years at Ocean Blue, our conservation projects have been advancing the path to a better future for our ocean. As an ocean cleanup organization, we focus on rehabilitating and conserving the ocean, beaches, and rivers through cleanups, community-driven service learning and youth education.
But do these cleanups really make a difference? The answer is YES!
Every piece of plastic removed from our waterways, small or large, saves at least one coastal bird or marine wildlife animal. The plastic pieces that are not removed enter our storm drains and may eventually make their way downstream to the ocean and onto our beaches. Plastics break down into tiny particles, known as microplastics, and will remain on our planet indefinitely. Microplastics pose a threat to water quality, marine animals, our planet, and ourselves.
Ocean Blue Project’s vision is for the world’s ocean, beaches, and rivers to once again be pristine, self-sustaining ecosystems where wildlife and human communities can coexist and thrive. Together we can protect the ocean by reducing the amount of microplastics and marine debris traveling to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
As Ocean Blue Project celebrates our 10th birthday, we ask that you believe in yourself enough to know you can make an impact on our ocean’s future.
World Ocean Day
The theme for World Ocean Day 2022 is revitalization: collective action for the ocean. But what is World Oceans Day exactly?
Time for a brief history lesson. On June 8th, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oceans Day was officially declared at the Global Forum. The Global Forum, an event at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, allows for NGOs and civil society to share their views on environmental issues. An event titled “Oceans Day At Global Forum – the Blue Planet,” which was organized by the Oceans Institute of Canada and supported by the Canadian government, led to the declaration of Oceans Day. This event, initiated by Judith Swan, featured international experts, opinion leaders, and conversations centered on the ocean’s contributions to the planet’s sustainability.
Fast forward to 2008, and the General Assembly resolved (resolution 63/111) that June 8th would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day.” The following year marked the official first observance of World Oceans Day, with the theme “Our Oceans, Our Responsibility.”
This year marks another first for World Oceans Day as this is the first-ever hybrid World Oceans Day celebration, with both in-person and virtual festivities.
The ocean needs our help. It’s time we come together to protect and revitalize our ocean.
National Cleanup Month
We are so thankful for our partners, Boxed Water, for joining us every September for National Cleanup Month. We encourage you to create your own cleanup!
We have some exciting news coming for National Cleanup Month this year – stay tuned!
We have many exciting events for the rest of 2022 and beyond!
We’re honored to be teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2022 Summer Tour as an All At Once Non-Profit Partner! Jack Johnson’s album, Meet the Moonlight, will be released on June 24th, just as his summer tour begins. On August 26th, find Ocean Blue Project tabling at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas. This concert will be joined by very special guest Ziggy Marley!
Ocean Blue Project is turning 10 on June 8th! Our vision is for the world’s ocean, beaches, and rivers to once again be pristine, self-sustaining ecosystems where wildlife and human communities can coexist and thrive. This year and every year, we ask that you believe in yourself enough to know you can make an impact on our ocean’s future.
June 8th also happens to be World Ocean Day, and the theme for World Ocean Day 2022 is revitalization: collective action for the ocean. And while World Ocean Day happens on June 8th, Ocean Blue’s 10th Birthday, every day is a day to steward and celebrate our one world ocean!
We are looking forward to a cleanup happening in August at Galveston, Texas as well as National Cleanup Month with our partners at Boxed Water and will have more information coming soon! Stay tuned!
What to Pick Up
How to stop ocean pollution - Beach cleanup near me
Litters & Debris
Even Small Bits, Animals can mistake them for food
like glass, aluminum cans, tin cans, plastic drinking bottles
plastics, metals, glass, styrofoam, foil wrappers, cloth, cardboard, paper, leftover food or food waste
Leave No Trace
Cleanup Best Practices
- Split recyclables and trash into separate bags
- Tie trash bags and dispose in dumpsters (beware overflowing bins: they can cause items to fly away and end up back in the water)
- Don’t pick up weapons or anything that looks like it came from a hospital. Mark questionable items and inform your organizer or the lifeguard.
- If it occurs naturally in nature — like kelp, shells, driftwood — leave it be (try not disrupt animals and plants in the area)
- Know your cleanup zone boundaries and meeting times
- Take note of the nearest lifeguard station and know what to do in case of an emergency
Volunteer With a Friend!
The pollution in our communities is a reflection of what’s hurting the ocean.
Whether you’re close to the water or not, you can fight ocean pollution with local changes. Make a difference by joining a community cleanup!
Most importantly, creating local community cleanups is a great way to teach youth the importance of healthy communities and clean water projects. Lastly, the more ocean plastic we can remove depends on Ocean Cleanup volunteers like you! Thank you for supporting Ocean Blue Project the save the ocean organization nonprofit.
Trying to convince a friend to join you in a cleanup? Here are a few reasons why we should all care about the health of our waters:
- The ocean provides over 70% of the oxygen we breathe
- Rivers and oceans are important sources of food
- Seaweed is an ingredient in many consumer products and captures carbon from our atmosphere
- Scientists use marine organisms for lifesaving medicines
If we keep our waters healthy, we can keep our livelihoods and economies thriving, protect wildlife, enjoy water recreation, and build a brighter future for generations to come.