by Richard Arterbury
Free Event for All ~ Donations Always Welcome ~ Ocean Blue is bringing the beach to the Oregon Public House! Help sort microplastic and marine debris from Oregon beach sand!
Join Ocean Blue for a family friendly New Year's Eve party for a cause! Celebrate with friends, food, and Blue Year's Resolutions! The Oregon Public House has kindly offered a portion of their proceeds to go directly to Ocean Blue's efforts!
Show up any time on New Year's Eve, eat, drink, be merry, and support our mission for clean water and to plant 1 million Trees for Streams by 2025! If you're located close enough, reach out to us, we may be able to run your order to your office!
How can you make 2019 more ocean friendly? If you're not sure how yet, we'll help you make your Super Blue Resolution! There may or may not be a photo booth involved. . . so bring your people! This is a fun activity for the whole family!
Door prizes and a raffle, so bring your appetite and your dollars to support your local streams, rivers, and our One World Ocean!
Stay tuned for details on raffle items, how to earn extra raffle tickets, and Happy Hour funsies!
Event Details & Music
11:30am to 10:00pm
Proceeds from the entire day will be donated to Ocean Blue Project.
Join Ocean Blue for Lunch
3pm to 4pm
Mo Phillips will provide a free show for the whole family to enjoy
Join Ocean Blue for Dinner
5pm to 6:30pm
Mo Phillips and the Grumpies will play a free show in the upstairs Village Ballroom.
7pm to 8pm
Mr. Ben will play for families and children.
Raffle prizes will be given away every hour throughout the day starting at 1pm with the last prize to be given away at 9:00 pm
Raffle Prizes Giving Away Every Hour From Local Sponsors
Thank you to all the raffle prize donors!
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by Richard Arterbury
Japan announces that they will be continuing to allow commercial fishing of whales. Many would like to force whale killing to be banned. However, it's a culture that runs deep that many of the people in the United States can not understand.
Ocean Blue feels we must focus our efforts locally in order to make change. Shark fin soup should be banned in the United States and policy change for whale protection should be first priority to help save our whales.
Read More: by the Ministerial Chief Cabinet Secretary
"All animals should be protected and allow to thrive over humans capturing them for an income."
Richard Arterbury, Ocean Blue Project Founder & Director
by Richard Arterbury
Ever wanted to visit crater lake during the snowy winter months? This season Mount Rainier National Park is on government shutdown has affected Crater lake with limit operational funding. Now it's technically open but overall limited and no funding for search and rescue could be a huge setback.
The federal government shutdown will impact the over 400 national parks and monuments. In Oregon, that includes John Day Fossil Beds and Oregon Caves national monuments, in addition to Lewis and Clark National Historical Park of Oregon.
On a good note the shutdown is over the last payment to complete the wall that many refuse to fathom it's even taking place, while a online fundraiser avocating to build the wall raised over 8 Million dollars, environmental groups saving the oceans will have nickles and times to complete our projects with.
Make A One Time Donation To Beach Cleanups!
by Richard Arterbury
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a landmark bill first of it's kind in the United States. This bill went into law on Friday aimed at banning the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals.
The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, authored by Democratic state Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, prohibits manufacturers to import for profit, sell, or offer for sale of any cosmetic products that was developed or made using an animal test, if the test occurs after the law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
I'm not going to go into details about how animal testing harms animals during testing or show photos of caged animals. I'm super happy the United States has made this change to help protect animals of cruelty harmful testing to take place. You can read the full story at this Link:
by Karisa Boyce
We all know how important the Go Green movement is for the planet. Earth Day celebrates going green, though it’s something you can do throughout the year. Going Green is more of a lifestyle change, and one that keeps in mind the health of the Earth and future generations of people and wildlife. The change entails planting trees, composting, recycling, and having a lighter footprint for cleaner air and a healthy planet.
So, what does it mean to Go Blue and why is this just as important as going green? We now know that organisms in the ocean produce at least 70% of the world’s oxygen. We now know that the air is cleaner when we heal the ocean. Preventing toxic algae blooms protects our drinking water. Going Blue takes a different yet equally important approach than going green. It means learning new ways to be stewards and taking new steps to take care of the planet we all call home.
We can look at the waterways of the Earth as one integrated system, with inland streams and rivers flowing into one another and eventually making their way to an ocean. All oceans are connected too, which is why Ocean Blue refers to the five (not four) invisibly separated oceans as One World Ocean. When we start to see not only just how interconnected our waterways are, but also how all life relies on water, then we can understand how pressing it is to start taking better care of the streams and rivers in our own backyards.
Cleaning the ocean is much simpler than we realize. The health of the ocean is a reflection of the ground beneath our feet. By taking action in our neighborhoods and cities we address the complexity of issues that the ocean faces every day. When we all work together, the ocean will have a chance at a healthy future for wildlife and humans alike. How can you and your family Go Blue?
Pledge to pick up 2 pieces every day to keep trash out of the water.
Bioretention cellsBasin Facts or bioswales are a low point in the ground that naturally collects and filters water with plants and mulch that help soak up excess stormwater, filtering out toxins from point source pollution before it slowly makes its way to an urban stream or river. By rerouting clear gutters to biocell areas, we can avoid rainwater flushing out toxic substances on concrete like oil from automobiles, and dust from brake pads straight to our waterways.
Ocean Blue helps local landowners, businesses, cities, and other government agencies implement these infrastructure changes that are so vital to cleaning waterways at the source. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to deliver the message to local people in your community.
Unless you live in Flint, Michigan or one of the many cities right here in the U.S. suffering with toxic drinking water or inadequate infrastructure, you may take for granted how vital the Go Blue movement is for people and the planet. Both the go green and go blue movements are needed. Ocean Blue is urging people around the planet to get this movement off the ground! So jump on the Ocean Blue Wave and join us by making your Blue Years Resolutions!
#GoBlue by resolving to do one or more of the ideas we’ve talked about here.Join Ocean Blue for a family friendly New Year's Eve party for a cause in Portland, Oregon on 12/31/2018! Celebrate with friends, food, and Blue Year's Resolutions! The Oregon Public House has kindly offered a portion of their proceeds to go directly to Ocean Blue's efforts! Show up any time on New Year's Eve, eat, drink, be merry, and support our mission for clean water and to plant 1 million Trees for Streams by 2025!
How can you make 2019 more ocean friendly? If you're not sure how yet, we'll help you make your Super Blue Resolution! There may or may not be a photo booth involved. . . so bring your people! This is a fun activity for the whole family! Door prizes and a raffle, so bring your appetite and your dollars to support your local streams, rivers, and our One World Ocean!
Contact Ocean Blue for a free consultation about how you can Go Blue - at home or small business, your school, your agricultural, industrial or corporate facilities, your city, or any entity you can think up! Everyone can and must Go Blue to mitigate climate change and ensure access to clean drinking water for current and future generations.
by Richard Arterbury
BEND, Ore. (Ocean Blue) — Bend, Oregon, will ban plastic bags beginning July 1.
The City Council in the central Oregon city voted 4 to 2 Wednesday night in favor of the plastic bag ban. 2019 is looking up for our mother nature as Oregon cities jump on the wave to save the ocean. Over the last six years the city had so many request to remove plastic bags from the city. While Ocean Blue was researching the rivers in Bend, Oregon our team found it shocking how many plastic bags were in trees and next to our local rivers.
The ban applies to plastic grocery bags only. Bags not included in the ban are those used for bulk items, including fruit, nuts and screws, for wrapping meat, fish, flowers or potted plants, and for holding bakery items or pharmacy prescriptions. Fast Facts By National Geographic:
Facts About Plastic Bags
160,000 plastic bags are used globally every second! 5 trillion plastic bags are produced yearly. Side by side, they can encircle the world 7 times. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is a floating landfill of garbage in the Pacific twice the size of Texas, is mostly composed of plastic. Google Facts of Apr 15, 2014
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