Posts with the category ‘Blue Business Council’


Give a Shuck for our Oceans

June 8th is World Oceans Day, an international celebration of our oceans where people all over the world collaborate to make the future of our oceans better. This year’s focus is on plastic pollution and solutions to marine litter, an important theme in California. California was the first state in the nation to adopt a statewide plastic bag ban – something we continue to defend as… Read More…


Businesses: We can’t afford to risk California’s blue economy with dirty and dangerous offshore drilling

For immediate release Contact: Garry Brown, Orange County Coastkeeper, *protected email*, 714 913-7847 Sean Smith, Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, *protected email*, 949-366-1164, ext. 6 Today, the Trump Administration issued an executive order directing the Interior Department to review the current schedule for offshore drilling lease sales, potentially opening the door to new oil and gas drilling off California’s coast. The order also asks for a… Read More…


Defending Clean Water and Healthy Communities in California

With a President that has signaled his intention to dismantle common sense safeguards for our environment and public health, it will fall to states like California to defend our clean air, water, and communities. That is why California Coastkeeper Alliance strongly supports Senate Bill 49 (SB 49) by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and Senator Henry Stern. SB 49 would lock in current… Read More…


CA Rising: Lawmakers, Advocates and Artists Working Together

by Eric Rewitzer, Co-owner, Printmaker, 3 Fish Studios I’m an artist in San Francisco, and my California Rising artwork was recently featured in a story in Time Magazine that focused on California’s response to anticipated changes in federal legislation. Since the story ran in February 2017, some have said the image has become a symbol for preserving California ideals in public policy. The story I want to… Read More…


Clean Water Accomplishments

California Coastkeeper Alliance was founded in 1999 with the belief that a healthy ocean and coast and clean water is vital to California’s economy, public health and way of life. We’ve accomplished a lot since then. Check out our infographic below to learn more or get all of the details. About the Illustrator Artist April Seymore is an improvisor, science communicator, teacher and sustainability catalyst. She… Read More…


A Glimmer of Hope from California During Dark Days

The 2016 election results are cause for serious concern about our planet’s future. Our President-elect has pledged to weaken climate change regulations and to ignore President Obama’s commitments under the Paris climate agreement. We can also expect agency appointments and regulatory rollbacks that threaten clean, reliable water supplies, and reverse protection of our parks and special places. California leaders have already made clear they understand… Read More…


Blue Business Council Member Hog Island Oyster Co Leading the Way on Ocean Acidification Research

The Blue Business Council is a network of companies working to protect the coast, ocean, bays, rivers, and streams that power our economy. We are proud to have several oyster growers and sustainable seafood companies as members, including Hog Island Oyster Company, Humboldt Bay Oyster Tours, Coast Seafoods, Salty Girl Seafood, Sea Forager, Siren Fish Company, and Real Good Fish. These small California businesses depend on… Read More…


Ban the Bag: Vote Yes on Prop 67

Plastic bags trash our environment and our oceans. Put an end to this harmful pollution by voting yes on Prop 67 at the polls this November. Over 150 local communities – including large cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles – have banned plastic bags to protect our precious habitat and $39 billion coastal economy. In 2014, the Legislature responded to the overwhelming public support and proven success of… Read More…


Untapped Potential: CA Craft Brewers Pioneer Recycled Water Use

Article first published on CEO Water Mandate, a UN Global Compact blog to support best practices in water-stewardship.  Brewing is a thirsty business. It takes an average of six to eight gallons of water to create one gallon of beer, and the process produces a considerable amount of wastewater. This is significant as our state endures the most severe drought on record. Lucky for us,… Read More…


Business Leaders Urge Upstream Solution to California’s Trash Problem

Media Contacts: Sara Aminzadeh, California Coastkeeper Alliance (415-794-8422 ), sara@cacoastkeeper.org; Press Release 04/07/2015 (Sacramento, CA) – Today, the California State Water Resources Control Board is expected to adopt an innovative upstream solution to keep trash out of waterways—a “Trash Policy” that officially creates a standard of no trash in California waters.  The Policy would require cities to meet this standard over the next 10 years… Read More…


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