Happy Blue Year! With all the great progress we are making CLF is expecting 2010 to be one of the best years for America’s oceans and coasts yet. Earlier this week we declared a pretty major victory in Massachusetts with the completion of the much anticipated Mass Ocean Plan. Not to be outdone, President Obama’s hardworking Ocean Policy Task Force is driving towards the finish line on the nation’s first ever comprehensive policy for oceans, coasts and Great Lakes. Part of the effort is to include a vital framework for coastal and marine spatial planning so we can finally stop managing our oceans with a single issue by issue approach. Poor management leads to more environmental impacts whether the cause is overfishing, drilling for oil, pollution or badly planned coastal development.
One of the most stylish things you can do to kick off the Happy Blue Year is to be a part of Wear Blue for Oceans Day on next Wednesday, Jan. 13. Wear Blue Day is a fun way to show the Obama administration that we want a strong national ocean policy and they need to deliver on the full promise of protecting and restoring our oceans and coasts. You can join in a Wear Blue event like the CLF/Ocean River Institute event in Cambridge, Mass., you and some friends can Share Blue by creating your own event or you can join the fun by sending in a photo or video of You in Blue to the Wear Blue website. CLF and our colleagues will make sure that President Obama’s staff see the full spread.
Wear Blue on Wednesday, January 13th and show some love for New England’s oceans and coasts.
Before you go… CLF is working every day to create real, systemic change for New England’s environment. And we can’t solve these big problems without people like you. Will you be a part of this movement by considering a contribution today? If everyone reading our blog gave just $10, we’d have enough money to fund our legal teams for the next year.