Welcome to the
Clear Blue Oceans Foundation
Welcome to the Clear Blue Oceans Foundation (CBO Foundation) website. We are the non-profit division of the AngelPreneur Venture
Group (APVG). APVG's goal is to integrate our non-profit programs and initiatives directly into their for-profit businesses to collectively
self-fund our programs and initiatives to help increase awareness of important ocean issues such
as the impact of ocean plastic
waste, reducing overfishing
and eliminating shark finning
for soup practices.
Due to the CoVid-19 Pandemic, several programs and initiatives are in the process of being refined and are subject to funding. We intend to launching a rewards-based FundRazr crowdfunding campaign in mid
November to raise USD $250,000 or more to jumpstart our launch strategy, and we thank you for any contributions to help support us.
In early 2021 we plan to establish our principal stand-alone offices in Camarillo, California, and soon thereafter, satellite offices in West Maui Hawaii to serve the Hawaiian Islands, Tampa, Florida to serve the Gulf Coast and by 2022, within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to serve the Greater Caribbean Sea region.
Our FundRazr campaign will allow us to start building our stand-alone management teams for each location, and publishing team for our quarterly digital Ocean Messenger Magazine. and our proposed Ocean Messenger Podcast series hosted by our Founder, who will offer a weekly recap of important ocean news, solutions to issues, the
progress made by us and that of third party organizations. It is scheduled to start in December.
Despite the recent Covid set-backs, the staff of the CBO Foundation
has already been working with several APVG companies to integrate our socially-focused environmental brand programs and initiatives. They are briefly outlined on this website and the cumulative result of many years of research, design and development.
Our mission is driven by our Founder's passion for the oceans and more directly addressing the growing global plastic packaging waste crisis that impacts them and our health. 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 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.
This waste collects on our coastlines and tropical island beaches, and lead to the deaths of countless marine life and over a million seabirds annually. We are not anti-plastic, however, we believe this waste starts on a local level, and it is needlessly filling our landfills to over capacity.
That plastic waste in fact represents one of the largest unnatural renewable global energy resources we have. Together with APVG's,
Integrated Impact Driven Ventures and Plastic2Power unit, we intend to recover, then repurpose this waste into electricity to help meet local energy demands, while reducing the carbon footprint of the regions we operate within.
An estimated one (1) gallon of low Sulphur fuel oil can be reclaimed from every 10 pounds of mixed waste plastic collected in a safe and eco-friendly manner. The oil is converted within the process to Syngas used to fuel turbine generators that generate power, before it ends up in a landfill or worse, on a far off tropical island beach.
This is just one part of our proposed well-orchestrated and combined strategy to address the ocean issues. We welcome your exploring others on this site and thank you in advance for your support once we launch our FundRazr crowdfunding campaign.
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
Launching In Mid November
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.
Watch for our Ocean Messenger Weekly Podcast on the latest
ocean-related news starting in early December 2020
Our Founder will host this Podcast to update you on important Oceans issues and the progress we are making to help address them each week.
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.
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 plastic boxes? No! They can be placed in paper bags or boxes. 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 CBO Foundation was first launched in 2007 with the original objective being to build Marissa's Reef For Heavenly Helpers, (Marissa's Reef) an aquatic memorial exhibit to honor our Founder's first Granddaughter Marissa Reyes, born
on his birthday in 1998, but at the age of 7, swept to her death in a flash flood in Carefree, Arizona August 9, 2005.
Shortly after Marissa passed, our Founder, aka: The Shark, designed this concept and promised her spirit that one day, somehow and someplace he would build it. That remains his driving force and passion behind both this personal legacy project, and his businesses and the CBO Foundation efforts today. Th Marissa's Reef memorial project has taken many turns over the years, and has been rendered for many global locations. Originally for a site on the Island of Maui, Hawaii (above) as the featured signature attraction of the proposed Maui Aquarium Plaza Golf & Spa Resort.
Marissa's Reef will be funded in part through the support of our private sponsors, corporate and private donors once we have located the proper site. It was redesigned over the years to honor not just Marissa, but other children lost due to natural events. These children will be called SpiritFish (Marissa's Heavenly Helpers), each represented by one of over 200,000 reef fish, stingrays, sea turtles and other reef life that will call Marissa's Reef aquarium home for eternity.
Marissa and her Helpers will be watched over by a handsome grey ReefShark (our Founder), which is where The Shark
nick name came from years ago. Today, the project is looking to be built within a California vineyard setting, with our proposed CBO Vineyard and planned CBO wine brands that will set out "To Save A Fish - One Glass Of Wine At A Time".
"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."