An Overview of
CBO Foundation Programs
Although there are many issues that impact our oceans worldwide, we will attempt to address most of them through our programs and initiatives, Our goal is to address the issues in an educational, fun and
entertaining way, while rewarding participants for doing so.
Our three (3) core issues focus on reducing Ocean Plastic Waste, Overfishing, and Shark Finning. To help us accomplish this goal and spread our messages, we developed several unique programs, listed below in part with a brief description outlining each one. Although some will launch starting in 2020, others are years away and subject to funding. Click on any logo to be directed to their own webpage on this site for more information.
Our principal long-term funding resource is an online travel
rewards loyalty program called MySandDollars.com (MSD$), being developed in partnership with APVG's SandDollar Travel Group (SandDollar).
Our MSD$ platform is owned by the CBO Foundation, but will be operated by SandDollar, which will integrate it within its proposed Tropical Reef Travel Cafe (Travel Cafes), a proposed chain of new-world Travel Agencies that offer food and beverage daily (seven days). More details can be found on the APVG website, SandDollar web page.
Once the CBO Foundation receives its tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it will begin accepting direct contributions from private and corporate donors for its programs.
As a way to thank our donors, we developed the CBO Silver Medallion rewards (gift) program. Donors will not only be able to allocate the funds they contribute to one or more programs they wish to support, but also will receive a one ounce (1oz) .999 pure custom minted, limited edition, CBO Silver Medallion for every $250 in cumulative contributions they make as a reward or thank you gift. More details on this will follow later in 2020.
The CBO Marine Debris Recovery Group (CBO Marine Group), is several years out, but being developed by our parentAPVG. Designed as both a cruise ship and research/clean-up vessel,APVG will seek to develop and offer a unique working cruise travel program for guests seeking a meaningful working holiday to clean-up a remote island or coastlines.
The CBO PlasticPreneur program is designed to provide funding and local support to volunteers who conduct regional coastal clean-up missions. The scope of the waste crisis has resulted in many areas receiving an endless amount of waste washing up on its shores. This program hopes to fund repeat coastal clean-up events to partner with.
The CBO Foundation is developing an annual Marine Waste Conference, and news series called "Let's Talk Trash" designed to bring experts in ocean and marine debris, waste management and marine conservation efforts together to address and discuss issues and solutions, with these conferences held quarterly if feasible.
The CBO Foundation programs outlined above remain on the drawing board for now, and new programs may be added. In addition to these programs, we will also feature several ocean-issue awareness initiatives that are explained elsewhere.