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Partner with us in our mission to protect the ocean and its wildlife against ocean pollution.

We’re on our way to removing 1 million pounds of plastic from the ocean by 2025. And you can help us reach our goal.

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How are we solving the ocean pollution problem?

  1. Action: So far, our organization has removed over 192,000 lbs of microplastics from the ocean.
  1. Organizing: We’ve facilitated over 5,800 ocean cleanup volunteers that have invested their time in ocean plastic removal.
  1. Education: We’ve created a K-12 eco-centered learning curriculum for the next generation.

There are so many worthy organizations out there – so why choose to invest in Ocean Blue Project? Because at Ocean Blue we approach ocean preservation from all angles: action, organization, and education. This three-pronged approach creates real results so you can rest assured your donation is creating a tangible impact on our planet for years to come.

Together we can make an impact on our oceans and benefit generations to come.

11 million metric tons of plastic enters the ocean each year.

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What’s the difference between blue economy and green economy? 

While green economy initiatives promote environmental respect, implementing the changes for this model comes with a big price tag for consumers, manufacturers, and ironically, earth’s finite resources. 

A blue economy uses ocean-centered resources and strategies to preserve the sea by decreasing—and eventually—eliminating ocean pollution, while putting waste to recyclable use.

What’s the importance of a blue economy? 

A blue economy is critical because our one-world ocean is at risk of

  • Pollution: harms ocean and land wildlife, and reduces high levels of oxygen the ocean produces for the world 
  • Overfishing: contributes to ocean wildlife extinction and habitat destruction 
  • Acidification: impacts coral reefs and many ocean species
  • Oil and gas drilling: poisons land and marine wildlife, which increases risk to people

A blue economy can help reverse the devastating effects these practices have had on the ocean.

How does a circular economy work? 

Instead of the take-make-waste linear model that’s been run for many years, manufacturers of a circular economy focus on creating products with continual use in mind.

Without blue and circular economy initiatives, we can expect only a 7% reduction in the annual flow of plastic into the ocean.

With blue and circular economy initiatives, we can reduce plastic flow to the ocean 80% by 2040 and save governments around the world $70 billion.

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There are so many worthy organizations out there – so why choose to invest in the Blue Ocean Economy? Because at Blue Ocean Economy we approach ocean preservation from all angles: action, organization, and education. This three-pronged approach creates real results so you can rest assured your donation is creating a tangible impact on our planet for years to come.”

Give today so we can create solutions to address ocean pollution.

Open Ocean Podcast

Ocean restoration starts with a conversation 

An ocean-meets-land discussion on ways we can improve the world around us by addressing ocean pollution. Join us each week as we dive into discussions about ocean conservation with Ocean Blue Project founder, Richard Arterbury (and guests). Partnerships for the Ocean Cleanup. 

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