Tag archives: ocean conservation

Ritz-Carlton Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Jean-Michel Cousteau
By Joanne A Calitri   |   November 21, 2023

The Ritz-Carlton brand presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to ocean-diving explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau at a formal affair held on Saturday, November 11, at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. The brand celebrated all things Cousteau, from his Ocean Futures Society to the Ambassadors of the Environment, along with the brand’s programming in environmental concerns. VIP brand […]

Marine Conservation Network
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 23, 2023

Kimberly Ray, the founder and CEO of Marine Conservation Network, remembers what it was like to grow up in and on the water. As the daughter of a fisherman, she spent countless hours swimming, diving, snorkeling – “Whatever I could do to get in the water,” she recalled.  Wanting to continue that path, Ray earned […]

Investing in Kelp, Carbon Offsets, and Our Future
By Asher Radziner   |   July 12, 2022

The Santa Barbara-based Fish Reef Project is establishing a blue carbon bank to draw down carbon through kelp restoration and create carbon offsets in the process. Founded in 2012 by Chris Goldblatt, the Fish Reef Project is a nonprofit working to restore kelp and coral reef ecosystems around the world. Their invention, the Sea Cave, […]

Heal the Ocean
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 18, 2021

Heal the Ocean (HTO) has enjoyed a remarkable record of success, particularly for how the nonprofit that was founded barely more than 20 years ago to address contamination of the waters off Summerland from coastal septic system runoff has turned comparatively smaller donations into big projects. HTO smartly and enviably has leveraged modest sums to […]

A Heroine’s Journey
By Peter Brill   |   August 8, 2019

Q. Dear Dr. Brill. I have appreciated much of what you have written. I understand that you are interested in what produces change. With the crises in our ocean, could you say something about that? . . . Marlene in Carpinteria A. Thank you, Marlene. I thought I would try to answer your question in […]

Touch of Love
By Joanne A Calitri   |   July 4, 2019

Local musician David Segall launched his newest single and video, “Touch of Love,” at a free, public event on Thursday, June 27 at Oniracom SB. The video of the song was weaved with the Plastic-Free July initiative, and featured the “Ocean Guardian” students of Adams Elementary School, our own Montecito Water District Water Conservation Coordinator […]

Heal the Ocean
By Lynda Millner   |   November 15, 2018

Heal the Ocean (HTO) had a big 20th birthday party at the festive El Paseo Restaurant with 200+ folks who love the ocean in attendance. Executive director Hillary Hauser said this, “When Heal the Ocean came together in 1998, we were a warrior band with nothing but hand-made flyers and bumper stickers. Remember 1998. That’s […]