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BlueCommunities

BLUECOMMUNITIES

An initiative that operates with one very simple belief: We can and must act locally in order to accelerate change globally.

This program fosters a more sustainable and healthy existence for all by establishing longterm egalitarian relationships with local communities and partners on projects that embrace circular principals. We believe that these localized efforts are the building blocks for creating socioeconomic and environmental change that benefits the entire planet.

Through working with and supporting this diverse network of local partners, our team believes we can make an impact that is felt worldwide.  

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Local Engagement • Circular Focused • Micro Grants Available

BLUECOMMUNITIES

An initiative that operates with one very simple belief: We can and must act locally in order to inspire and create change on a global scale.

This program establishes long-term egalitarian relationships with partners working on projects in their local community that embrace circular principals. We believe that these localized efforts are the building blocks for creating socioeconomic and environmental change that leads to a healthier planet and more equitable society.

Through working with and supporting this diverse network of local partners, our team believes we can make an impact that is felt worldwide.  

JOIN OUR GLOBAL NETWORK OF COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

Local Engagement • Circular Focused • Micro Grants Available

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What Is a BlueCommunity?

A BlueCommunity is a shared coastal geographic region of any kind or size (village, town, city, province). It’s one whose local culture and economy are driven by the waterways they inhabit –  whether its an ocean, sea, lake or river. 

We select a BlueCommunity based on numerous criteria, but we look for those that are trying to solve plastic pollution or other sustainability issues, with those efforts driven by local stakeholders, such as NGOs, green businesses, government or community associations. We seek to partner with those that best understand the local cultural, economic and environmental dynamics; and we do so by supporting existing programs that work well, or collaborating on new ones that can benefit the community and provide inspiration for change on a global level.

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BlueCommunities operates in unison with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.

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EXPLORE OUR BLUECOMMUNITIES

Hover and click below to learn more about our initial six locations

EXPLORE OUR BLUECOMMUNITIES

Hover and click below to learn more about our initial six locations

ALAPPUZHA, INDIA

Plastic waste reduction and increased sustainable and dignified jobs for women.

CAMPECHE, MEXICO

Sea Turtle conservation, beach cleanups, youth education, green market, plastic reduction programs and economic support.

CHILOE ISLAND, CHILE

Ocean and forest conservation, beach cleanups, youth workshops, cultural programs, tree plantings, and research.

DETROIT, USA

Shoreline and forest litter cleanups, tree and sapling plantings, and eco workshops with kids and adults.

DOUALA, CAMEROON

Plastic reduction efforts via cleanups and education; and mangrove conservation and reforestation.

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Reef and coastal cleanup programs, youth education, sustainability awareness events and plastic reduction efforts.

EASTER ISLAND/RAPA NUI

Youth eco and music education, circular farming, cultural/indigenous support and beach cleanups.

SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA

Plastic reduction programs within indigenous communities and mangrove conservation.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

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OUR NETWORK OF BLUECOMMUNITIES PARTNERS

THE VALUE OF BLUECOMMUNITIES

This program offers our organization the opportunity to collaborate with local NGOs and stakeholders to amplify pre-existing projects and to create new ones. It allows us to support a diverse array of socioeconomic and environmental activities that create positive and measurable change aligned with an international framework, thus affecting global progress.

In turn, it offers members a wider audience, provides them the financial support and resources that they need, and connects them with like-minded communities and organizations around the planet.

Each member is a rich source of information and wisdom, so members are encouraged to interact with each other in order to inform, inspire and incite the different types of action and change that is needed for a healthier society and planet.

Together we can all work within our local context to benefit our shared global community. Click below to get started!

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Plastic Oceans International is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, founded and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #81-3778043). We are dedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.

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