Defending the Last Giants

October 25, 2016
There are some wonderful and very special places in Baja where the gray whales return every year to nurture their newborn calves in the protected, warm and shallows waters of the lagoons.  And in these special places the local people have mastered ecotourism opportunities, where visitors from all around the world can enjoy an intimate but unobtrusive experience with these protected whales.  Photo credit- ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society For as long as humans have roamed the oceans, we have been drawn to life in the sea. Surely the first mariners must have been in awe of the first breath they saw fly into the sky from a giant dark beast rising up from the depths of the sea ...

Environmental News September 15 to September 29, 2016

Quote for the week

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
— Gary Snyder

Environmental News August 30 to September 15, 2016

Quote for the week

“The good man is the friend of all living things.”
— Gandhi

Jean-Michel Cousteau supports expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

September 8, 2016
DSC_4214_to_1.JPG President Obama created the largest marine protected area, quadrupling the original boundry of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, to now 200 miles ...

Environmental News August 8 to August 25, 2016

Quote for the week

"It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live."
— Dalai Lama

Environmental News August 2 to August 15, 2016

Quote for the week

"The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now."
— Eleanor Roosevel

Jean-Michel Cousteau is Grand Marshal of Old Spanish Days’ El Desfile Histórical Parade

August 10, 2016
IMG_5157a_1.jpg Jean-Michel Cousteau was named this year’s Grand Marshal of the Historical Fiesta Parade, one of the largest equestrian parade in North America with over 600 beautiful horses, historical antique carriages and talented performers ...

Environmental News July 11 to August 8, 2016

Quote for the week

“The care of the earth is our most ancient
and most worthy and . . . most pleasing responsibility.

To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal,
is our only legitimate hope.”
— Wendell Berry

Environmental News June 25 to July 8, 2016

Quote for the week

“What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
— Henry David Thoreau

Volunteer of the Month: July 2016

July 7, 2016
IMG_9640_0_0.JPG As a Southern California beach cities native, Maddy Montague has always been captivated by the power and beauty of the ocean ...