"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean." - Arthur C. Clarke


Show our ocean some love this Earth Day!

Being a terrestrial species, "Earth" seems like a logical name for our blue planet. But if we had named her more "appropriately" as Arthur C. Clarke suggests, she should have been ocean. Covering 70% of our planet, the ocean holds 97% of our water, the bringer of all life.

To have a healthy planet, we need a healthy ocean. That's why we're working to protect our blue planet for future generations and for all the other life that calls this beautiful blue sphere home. 

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We're seeking an experienced and dynamic part-time Chapter Capacity Coordinator to support and expand community engagement in existing chapter regions. The ideal candidate will increase chapter capacity, influence, and the effectiveness of on-the-ground chapter operations.

The Coordinator will work from home and the IOC office in Boulder, CO for approximately 20 hours a week. For the right candidate, we will consider applications from outside the Boulder/Denver area.

Learn more here


Are you passionate about protecting our ocean and looking to make a difference? Join the Inland Ocean Ambassador Certification Program and discover that you can be an important player in ocean protection!

Our ocean has never faced such a myriad of serious threats, but we’ve never been more hopeful. Since our formation in 2011, we have worked with communities across the country and have seen a marked increase in the number of people wanting to get involved and make a difference.

This series of four trainings will take the place of our annual Ocean Rangers Training and applications will open next week - stay tuned!


Things to Do on Earth Day 

Check Out EarthDay.org

This year Earth Day is going digital and there are countless ways to get involved! Join the global conversation, take action, attend a virtual sit-in, join a protest, or tune into Earth Day Live! Visit EarthDay.org to learn more, get inspired, and take action!


EarthX an international nonprofit environmental forum whose purpose is to educate and inspire people to action towards a more sustainable future.

Register today to join virtual conferences, events, and the film/XR festival! 

EarthFest From Home

Tune into the American Museum of Natural History's all-day EarthFest event honoring our planet.

There's something for everyone with different talks, virtual tours of our planet, trivia, and more. Learn more here! 


Next Week: Ocean Climate Action Plan aka the “Blue New Deal”

The Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP) is a policy framework for developing the US Blue Economy in the 21st century to both mitigate the impacts of climate change and accelerate coastal adaptation efforts.

OCAP includes the best ideas from individuals and organizations across industry, academia, NGOs, and government. The policy recommendations included appeal to both Democrats and Republicans, as ensuring a healthy and vibrant ocean and coastal economy is firmly in the national interest. 

Our partner Blue Frontier Campaign will host a series of keynote speakers on each of the four topics covered in OCAP on Wednesday, April 29th, from 9:00am-2:00pm (PST)/ 12:00pm-5:00pm (EST). Attendees may join for all or any portion of the event. Learn more and register here! 

Rising Tide Podcast: The Ghost Net Buster & the Inland Ocean

We’re never socially distant from solutions. Hear from Mary Crowley, the mariner who’s removed tons of discarded fishing nets from the ocean and reconnect with our very own Vicki Nichols Goldstein!

Listen here.


Inland Ocean Coalition
Boulder, Colorado 
 The Inland Ocean Coalition is a project of The Ocean Foundation, a 501(c)(3)

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