Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico – The Ocean Foundation, in partnership with 11th Hour Racing, will be conducting a week-long technical workshop in Puerto Rico on seagrass and mangrove restoration for scientists, NGOs, governmental officials, and commercial fisherman. The workshop will take place April 23-26, 2019, at the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources’ offices at the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
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Some days, it feels like we spend most of our time in cars— commuting to and from work, running errands, driving carpools, taking a road trip, you name it. While this may be great for some car karaoke, hitting the road comes at a steep environmental price. Cars are a major contributor to global climate change, emitting roughly 20 pounds of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere for each gallon of gasoline burned. In fact, cars, motorcycles, and trucks account for nearly 1/5th of all U.S. CO2 emissions.
Do you fly a lot? Although aviation is a relatively small industry, it accounts for 4-9% of the total climate change impact of human activity and is likely to double or triple by 2050. Compared to other modes of transport, such as driving or taking a train, air travel has a greater climate impact per passenger per mile, even over longer distances.
How can you be efficient if your workspace isn't? We believe that an energy efficient office makes for an efficient workforce! So, put your procrastination to good use, make your office more efficient, and reduce your carbon waste all at the same time. With these simple steps, you can minimize your carbon output and inspire your coworkers to do the same.
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I have been afraid of this day for a long time, the “lessons learned” postmortem panel: “Conservation, controversy and courage in the Upper Gulf of California: fighting the vaquita vortex”
10th Monaco Blue Initiative
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
25 March 2019
Session #1 How can we - collectively - continue developing MPAs whilst ensuring their efficiency?
Remarks by Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation
Defining MPAs for Effective Conservation
WRI Mexico and The Ocean Foundation join to reverse the destruction of the country's ocean environments
March 05, 2019
This union will delve into topics such as ocean acidification, blue carbon, sargassum in the Caribbean, and policies around fishing
The head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Josefa González Blanco Ortíz, held a meeting with the president of The Ocean Foundation, Mark J. Spalding, with the aim of delineating a common strategy to deal with acidification of the oceans and safeguard the marine protected natural areas of Mexico.
All of the talk about the “Green New Deal” and what that means, what it encompasses, and what it would take to achieve its vision, even if the specific strategies remain to be fully defined, has gotten us to thinking about where the Blue Economy fits into this conversation, and this concept of re-framing our economy in more sustainable ways.