Colorado – The Inland Ocean (Youth Guest Blog)

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Local youth and river/ocean lover, Grace, recently interviewed the Colorado Ocean Coalition’s founder, Vicki Nichols Goldstein, to discuss her organization and the reasons why an inland community can affect the health of our oceans.  Colorado – The Inland Ocean By: Grace C. An ocean in Colorado? Well, we are all downstream. In Colorado, we have a special responsibility when it comes to protecting water quality. That’s because we’re a “headwater state,” which means that the snowfall in […]

The National Ocean Policy is here…but will it stay?

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The National Ocean Policy is here…but will it stay?   This past week, two of the Colorado Ocean Coalition (COCO) Ocean Ambassador (OA) Candidate’s, Danielle Duncan and Kara Wiggin attended the Healthy Oceans Coalition’s National Ocean Policy Advocacy Training in Savannah, GA. They learned how to be advocates of the National Ocean Policy to their local representatives and the public.  ​The other trainees included members from the Sierra Club, the Conservation Law Foundation, Island Institute, Ocean […]

Exploding Whales?

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In the small town of Trout River, Newfoundland, experts are trying to find a way to dispose of a dead beached blue whale. The whale weighs 380,000 pounds. If the gas builds up, the whale will explode. So far, the experts say that the gas is naturally deflating. However no one knows if the whale will blow. Read More 

Offshore Drilling is the Fracking of the Sea – Let’s be ready to Vote the Coast!

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Offshore Drilling is the Fracking of the Sea: Let’s be ready to Vote the Coast!   Super Tuesday is just a few days away. Join the Colorado Ocean Coalition (COCO) and the Sea Party Coalition to oppose offshore oil drilling. This election year is pivotal to the health of our ocean planet. Our next president can protect our ocean, or open up the east coast and the Arctic to offshore drilling. Check out Where the Candidates Stand on Offshore Oil and be ready to vote for clean renewable energy. Support candidates who […]

Bring Live Ocean Exploration to the Mountains!

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Sitting on a 211-foot ship just off the coast of California this summer, I went down to the studio, put on my headset, and with the help of a stellar production team in Rhode Island, starting talking to teachers at a summer development workshop in Colorado. As live ocean exploration and the power of videoconferencing united us, we discussed how engaging classrooms to science in another realm can have a lasting effect on their students. This past year I […]

Gift to the Planet

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It’s the last week before Christmas – one of many holidays celebrated by people on Earth this time of year. There’s also Hanukkah, Kwanza, and 11 other multicultural celebrations in the month of December alone. With these holidays, many traditions are observed and practiced between family, friends and communities. Today, I’d like to focus on a few parts of a well-known tradition of gift-giving, and wrapping said gifts. Who doesn’t love to open a gift? […]

The Shift is Easy

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The Shift Is Easy COCO asks this holiday season that you recognize your connection to and impact on the ocean’s watershed.  Please shift your buying habits and purchase products that have low impact on our local water quality.  An easy place to start is with kitchen and bathroom products that are effective, safe, and keep you and our watershed healthy.  Following is a short list of my personal favorites, but please note that COCO does […]

Three new COCO chapters!

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Three new COCO chapters! Great Lakes Ocean Coalition, Salt Lake Ocean Coalition, Prairie Ocean Coalition Support from our past 2014 Colorado Gives Day went to help establish and start new ocean chapters across the USA. As the first NOAA recognized inland ocean organization, we help inspire other states and communities to take action for their watersheds which all lead to an ocean.                       Read more […]