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Welcome to the

Clear Blue Oceans Foundation 

Remembering West MAUI and Lahaina Town for all its beauty and historic value before the Wildfire distroyed it in under 12 hours - is perhaps the best way to understand the magnitude and impact of the loss it represents not just to the people of Maui, but to all those of us who have made lasting memories there that are held in our hearts.

Welcome to the Clear Blue Oceans Foundation (CBO Foundation) website. We are a Hawaiian, 501c(3) non-profit organization that was formed in 2015 with a goal to increase awareness of issues that impact our oceans, water, food and health. 

The CBO Foundation was conceived in Lahaina Town on one of our many sailing trips and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, referred to as the Ninth Island, many years ago with a goal of one day returning. 

It is with great sadness that we now grieve with all those that are impacted by the recent wildfire tragedy that so greatly impacted thousands of residents and businesses. It would appear this disaster was not of natural origin so we will be looking into just what happened there

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The MAUI Wildfire has become one of the largest wildfire disasters in U.S. and Hawaiian Island history, with likely 500 missing and lost souls plus 2700 structures destroyed. The entire historic town of Lahaina and its harbor has been reduced to ashes in a few hours.  

Many years of history were lost as well. We are launching our new 

West Maui Wildfire Recovery Initative to assist in the long-term rebuilding of Lahaina and the surrounding area. We will also be launching a Lahaina Memorial Fund later this year to help fund the construction of a memorial exhibit for those lost.

 

As an offshore sailor who was once an active part of this exciting and historic town in the 80's, and many trips back since with my wife of 28 years, Corrin and I share our heartfelt Aloha for all who lost Ohana, friends or busineses. We also feel for all those who survived and must now endure the ongoing pain, hardships and loss while rebuilding a  beautiful lifestyle on Maui. 

We began to draft a plan as to how we could best help Maui, and initially designed, planned to build and operate a modular, off-grid facility that will generate 8,400 Gallon Per Day (GPD) Atmospheric drinking water, 5,000 pound ICE making and offer 12 EV Fast Charging stations to be placed within an empty parking lot.

 

After conferring with our local Maui residents, we elected to scrap that idea and instead, are now working with our founder to build a single 24,000 GPD water plant on Maui, and bottle it in 24 oz cans, and 22 oz refillable cans, plus 5 gallon glass bottles for local distribution. They hope to have it up and running by next spring.

APVG will spend close to $7.5 million to build its air-to-water micr-bottling water plant, which will employee about 50 locals. We will merely distribute water and ice for them once they are operational.  

Your support, financially or otherwise in spreading the word and this website is appreiated. The people of Maui are strong and determined to overcome this event and rebuild Lahaina into a better destination. One that will forever memoralize those lost in this wildfire disaster. 

Other CBO Foundation Awareness Targets

As stated before, we set our originally to address mainly ocean issues like plastic waste, overfishing and shark fining. Thos were our three core objectives. Over the years this grew into new areas and perhaps the greatest threat to humanity, our planet and climate with the ongoing aerial spraying of weather-based operations, commonly known as Chemtrails. To learn more about this watch the video documentary below called "The Dimming"

Our second added awareness objective concerns the Biosludge (Sewage) that is spread onto large commercial farms or sold as safe and eco friendly fertilizer, despite having thousand's of chemicals that not only enter our oceans by way of storm run-off, but directly into our produce food chain. To learn more watch "BioSludged" free here.

 

The oceans represent our largest natural food resource on earth and they produce most of the oxygen we breathe. However, we are also passionate about reducing ocean plastic waste, microfarming, growing healthy organic food and seeking alternate energy sources that lessens the overall impact on our planet as a whole.

We are self-funded and have a small crew, so we ask for your help and understanding as we update our website content and some links may be down. Please join us in our efforts to address these issues and help rebuild Lahaina Town by making a tax-deductible donation to us today. We accept cash via Zelle online, checks and Bitcoin for donations. Thank You

The CBO Foundation intends to establish its offices in West Maui early in 2024 to provide clean free drinking water to Lahaina and West Maui residents. We will also sell ICE, and water to tourists to help self-fund our efforts. 

The CBO Foundation has been privately funded since it began, 

however we are now developing a rewards-based crowd-funding

campaign to start launching our programs and initiatives. We accept cash donations via Zelle and BitCoin crypto-currency from those who wish to help us.

 

We received our CBO Silver SandDollar Medallions, seen below, which look great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We  are developing our rewards program whereby Contributors will receive One Medallion for every $250 in combined total contributions as our way to say thank you for your support (up to USD$25,000 maximum). Stay tuned as we hope to make this retroactive to August 1, 2023.

 

"Us sea birds thank you for your support and donations in our efforts to increase awareness of the ocean plastic waste crisis that is killing many

of my friends and

littering our tropical 

beaches."  

Mr. Booby Bird 

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Free UN Report

The principal goal

and objective of

CBO Foundation 

is to address not

just ocean plastic

waste, but all

single-use plastic

packaging in general at the local consumer level. Click on the image above to download a free copy of the UN Report on the sustainability of Singe Use

Plastics. It's a great overview of the global crisis this waste has

created.

Maui Wildfire Images

We pulled these images of the Maui Wildfire aftermath from various sources. 

GridZero Power Modules

We are working with GridZero Inc of Las vegas to develop & build small off-grid power supply modules (similar to the concept designs below) each with water makers to place around West Maui, subject to funding, to help support the rebuilding process. 

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We can not deny we are living in the Age-of-Plastics! 

No matter how hard we try, single-use plastic filled

packaged products are all around us. We can not

avoid them, as plastics of all kinds have been fully

integrated into our daily lives. We must ask ourselves,

"Do we really need cookies, apples and many of these

products packaged in clear plastic boxes? The answer

is NO we do not!

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Although we are environmentally-focused, neither the CBO Foundation, or its Founder are anti-plastic. They simply recognize it for what it represents - a growing global waste crisis. We advocate to reduce its use and better manage this waste. We believe many of these products can be placed back into paper-based bags or boxes like they were for many years before plastic. 

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. 

In 2021 we elected to incorporate a vertical organic

farming model into our overall awareness mission.

We recognized that like our oceans, we have all had a

massive impact on our planet from deforesting the

rainforests and farm lands to meet the worlds food

demands. The ever-growing animal agriculture issue

is a core cause of ocean pollution. We intend to address this issue not  just from an environmental

perspective, but finding solutions. The "Cowspiracy"

documentary Trailer shares more.   

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion people, and feeding it will be a huge challenge. Due to industrial development, urbanization, and animal agriculture, which is rarely talked about, we are losing arable lands that could feed the world every day. Our Earth has lost a third of its arable lands over the previous 50 years.

 

"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."

The AngelPreneur

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