Sep 122013
 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO PIER 39

PIER 39 has been a gracious partner for the past many months and remains so, even with our change of plans. Dedicated to the environment and Bay, they have offered us the pro bono use of prime locations along the waterfront in 2014 and 2015.

 

COASTAL CLEANUP DAY: September 21

Join volunteers from 9 to noon on September 21 as we clean beaches throughout the Bay Area and State as part of this year’s California Coastal Cleanup Day.

In 2012, over 65,000 volunteers removed almost 770,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s beaches, lakes, and waterways.

 

BEACH CLEANUP RUN: September 28

Join All One Ocean on Saturday, September 28, from 9am to 1pm, for their Run For The Beach fundraiser– a fun run and walk along Ocean Beach with music, food trucks, kid-friendly activities, beach games, raffle, beach clean up, photo booth, and more.

Blue Trail Highlighted at International Oceans Innovation Showcase

With 1400 social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and investors gathering at Fort Mason this week for the acclaimed SOCAP(Social Capital Markets) conference, we were delighted to be invited to be part of their Oceans Innovation Showcase yesterday. With us were cutting-edge endeavors such as BlooSeeOlazul and Upwell.

Each year the conference has specific focus areas. This year ocean sustainabilty is one, with the goal of fueling innovation and attracting a broader set of stakeholders. Here are just a few of the global projects underway.

Turning the Tide on Sharkonomics with Shark Tourism and Shark Media

“Fair Trade Fish” to Certify Conditions of Fishermen Along With Fish

Giving Voice, and Business Advice, to African Fish Farmers

Charting a New Course for 2014 and beyond

This has been quite a summer! Just as artist Gene Felice was finalizing the design for Oceanic Scales with UCSC OpenLab Director Jennifer Parker and the DANM Mechatronics Research Group to be installed on the San Francisco waterfront this September, we hit a last-minute permit obstacle. So we have decided to postpone until 2014.

The unexpected gift is that we can now renew our efforts to obtain funding for our other finalist designs for 2014-15. We just submitted a proposal to the National Endowment for the Arts and are exploring other underwriting possibilities.

CLICK HERE FOR BLUE TRAIL’S FINALIST DESIGNS.

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Blue Trail is a non-profit initiative that blends art, tech and science to connect people to the plight of the ocean and inspire them to take action for a sustainable blue planet.

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