Welcome to the
Clear Blue Oceans Foundation
Welcome to the Clear Blue Oceans Foundation (CBO Foundation) website. We are a private Hawaiian non-profit corporation that until recently has been inactive due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
On June 1st, 2021 we restructured our operations and entered into a long-term revenue sharing agreement with our sister company CBO Worldwide, established by our founder to exclusively develop and operate all of our awareness programs and initiatives. Visit their website to learn more about them.
The CBO foundation will now seek its U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 501(c)3 tax exemption status so we can accept tax deductible donations from our donors. We expect to have this in place by the end of 2021.
Once in place, we will focus our efforts exclusively on seeking viable
ocean-focused projects, filmmakers, groups and organizations to help support their efforts and projects through funding grants. We expect to begin this by early 2022..
CBO Worldwide will be publishing our
proposed quarterly digital Ocean
Messenger Magazine and launch a
Weekly Review of Business & Ocean
issues podcast series hosted by our
Founder. It begins June 26th, 2021..
Our mission is driven by our Founder's
passion for the oceans and addressing
the growing global plastic packaging
waste crisis that impacts them.
The oceans represent our largest natural food resource on earth and they produce most of the oxygen we breathe. It is hard for us to fully understand why so many people worldwide are unaware of these simple facts or why so many take our oceans for granted.
Collectively, our oceans have had an estimated 165 million tons (330 billion U.S. pounds) of plastic and rubber waste deposited into them in just the past 50 years, and these are outdated numbers. Covid has added an estimated 1.5 million face masks and greatly increased the use of plastic packaging waste again.
This waste collects on our coastlines and tropical island beaches, and leads to the death of countless marine life and over a million seabirds annually. We are not anti-plastic, however, we believe this waste starts on its way to filling local landfills to over capacity.
Although The CBO Foundation is a privately funded non-profit, it welcomes and accepts private BitCoin crypto-currency donations from our friends, grants and offers program sponsorships to help fund its awareness
initiatives and special programs.
"Us sea birds thank you
for your help in our efforts
to increase awareness of
the ocean plastic waste
crisis that is killing my
friends." Mr. Booby Bird
The principal goal and objective of the CBO Foundation is addressing not just ocean plastic waste, but all single-use plastic packaging waste in general at the source, the local consumer level. Click on the image here to download a copy of the recently released UN Report
on the sustainability
of Singe-Use Plastics.
It's a great overview
of the global waste
crisis this waste has
with our partners and
supporters we intend
to help address and
solve this crisis.
Consider that we have allowed close to 39.6 billion gallons of crude oil,
or over 942.9 million barrels of oil (at 42 gallons per barrel) to pollute
and sit within our oceans and coastlines. It is estimated that our local
landfills represent ten times or more that amount.
Sadly, the single-use plastic packaging waste trends are growing at an
alarming rate today, and we MUST address this crisis. First on a local
level, then expand worldwide. We currently consume A Million Plastic
Bottles EVERY MINUTE, of EVERY DAY! Over 500 BILLION Bottles
each year in the United States alone. Hard to believe, but true.
Although much of this waste ends up on the sea floor, 30% of rubber-based
and single-use plastic packaging waste, such as water bottles collect on the
coastlines, reefs and tropical island beaches. This waste has a lasting and
devastating long-term impact - not just on our oceans and coastlines, but
on our tropical reefs, and the island countries with limited landfill space.
This waste kills over a million sea birds and other marine life annually. The
world's remote islands have been littered with this plastic trash dating back
over 50 years and unless we deal with it - it will remain there forever!
However, even as we improve upon our recycling efforts and collect more of this waste, it does not match the growth of new plastic products coming into the waste stream. The CoVid Pandemic has actually increased the use of plastic packaged products, making this hidden crisis even more urgent. The CBO Foundation has developed its awareness programs and initiatives to help address this growing plastic waste issue, and APVG and its companies plan to offer viable solutions to help reduce these damaging trends..
We can not deny that we are living in the Age-of-Plastics! No
matter how hard we try, single-use plastic packaged products
are all around us. We can not avoid them, as plastics of all
kinds have been fully integrated into our daily lives. Although
we are environmentally-focused, neither the CBO Foundation,
APVG or its Founder are anti-plastic. They simply recognize it
for what it represents - a growing global waste crisis and we
advocate to reduce its use and better manage this waste.
We must all ask ourselves, "Do we really need cookies, apples and many of these products packaged in clear plastic boxes? The answer is NO! They can be placed in paper bags or boxes like they were for many years before plastic was introduced. Despite the fear of CoVid-19 and the craze to wrap everything in plastic.
Check out this website and If you would like to make a NON-Tax-deductible donation to help us fund our awareness campaigns or programs, please contribute to our FundRazr campaign if using cash. Those of you who wish to donate using BitCoin or other select cyrpto currencies may do so directly through the APVG website, we thank you in advance.
The Midway Islands are over a 1,000 miles Northwest of Hawaii, but they collect mountains of plastic waste on their coastlines, killing marine life.
Our Oceans cover 71% of the Earth surface, and they represent our largest natural food and oxygen resource. We must stop over-fishing them.
We humans allow for the killing of over 75 million sharks each year for shark fin soup, a disgusting trend that must be stopped.
"We all came out of the Oceans, which has a soul that flows and lives within each of us.
They represent everything we should all long to be; bold and mysterious,
beautiful to look at, yet even more beautiful as we look below the surface
to see a wild, yet free world we all need to collectively preserve."