Welcome to the
Clear Blue Oceans Foundation
Welcome to the Clear Blue Oceans Foundation (CBO Foundation) website. We are a private Hawaiian non-profit that until recently has been inactive due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. On June 1st, 2021 we restructured our operations and plan to establish our offices by the end of 2021.
We also entered into a long-term Endowment Agreement with CBO Worldwide, a Holy owned division of the AngelPreneur Ventures Group Inc. established to exclusively develop and operate all of our awareness programs and initiatives. Under the agreement, we will
receive sixty-percent (60%) of all their net profits annually to self-fund us long-term. Visit their website to learn more.
The CBO foundation is in the process of obtaining its U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 501(c)3 tax exempt status so we can accept tax deductible donations from individual and corporate 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.
Our Founder the Shark hosts a
Weekly Review of Business &
Oceans issues podcast series to
help drive our programs and
initiatives forward. Our mission is
driven by his passion for the oceans
and addressing the growing global
plastic packaging waste crisis that
impacts them, our beaches, global
coastlines and all marine life. Visit
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tons (330 billion U.S. pounds) of plastic and rubber waste deposited into them in just the past 50 years, and these are outdated numbers.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.
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 locallandfills 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 consume A Million Plastic
Bottles EVERY MINUTE, of
Consider that we use over 500 BILLION Plastic Bottles each year in the United States alone. Now an estimated1.6 Billion face masks have found their way to the oceans, along with an increase plastic packaging and rubber glove waste thanks to the global Covid crisis.
Although much of this waste ends
up on the sea floor, 30% of rubber- Based and single-use plastic waste
such as water bottles collect on
the coastlines, reefs and tropical
island beaches. This waste has a
lasting and devastating impact.
That impact is long-term - 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..
The CBO Foundation has been privately funded since it began,
however we are now developing a rewards-based crowd-funding
campaign on FundRazr to start launching our programs and initiatives. We also welcome and accepts private BitCoin crypto-currency or cash donations from those who wish to help us do so..
We just received our proof CBO Silver SandDollar Medallions,
seen below, which look great!
Contributors will receive One for every $250 in combined total contributions as our gift as our way to say thank you for your support. Get more detail soon!
"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
and littering our
Mr. Booby Bird
The principal goal and objective of the CBO Foundation is to addressing not just ocean plastic waste, but all single-use plastic packaging in general and 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 waste crisis this waste has created. Together
with our partners we intend
to increase awareness of and help solve this crisis.
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!
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 and 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.
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 upcoming FundRazr crowdfunding
campaign launching in late September. Those of you who wish to donate using BitCoin or other select cyrptocurrencies may do so directly by way of the Coinbase.com and our wallet through theangelpreneur.com. 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."