Cartoon picture of wave crashing over the capitol building in DC
(Credit: Jim Toomey (Sherman's Lagoon) )

Learn more about the  Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP)—Blue New Deal.  The OCAP Press Kit includes a final draft of the plan with specific talking points and policy recommendations, videos from key supporters, OCAP-related articles, logos, photos, social media links, and media contacts. 


FINAL REPORT AND PRESS RELEASE

Press Release

Monday, July 13th, 2020: 

Ocean Climate Action Plan offers Cure for Post-Pandemic Economy with Solutions for Climate Emergency

Adds Missing Pieces to House Climate Change Framework

 


VIDEOS

Elected Leaders Explain

Senator Jeff Merkeley (D OR), Rep. Deb Haaland (D NM) and Rep. Joe Cunningham (D SC) state why a Blue New Deal is important for a vibrant economy and sustainable future. 
 

How Adaptation Gets Done--The Miami Beach Story

Ms. Elizabeth Wheaton, Director of the Environment and Sustainability Department for the City of Miami Beach describes her city’s innovative adaptation actions. She spoke as part of the Ocean Climate Action Webinar, held April 29, 2020, hosted by the Center for the Blue Economy and Blue Frontier.

How to Fix the Broken Flood Insurance Program

Mr. Frank Nutter, President of the Reinsurrance Association of America presents ideas that can save the National Flood Insurance Program from insolvency, and make it truly responsive to community need. He spoke as part of the Ocean Climate Action Webinar, held April 29, 2020, hosted by the Center for the Blue Economy and Blue Frontier.

California State Controller Betty Yee Tells It Like It Is

Betty Yee speaks frankly about the ocean and the economy at the October 2019 meeting of the Ocean Climate Action Plan Summit, hosted by the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute and Blue Frontier.     

Three Minutes of Blue New Deal Inspiration

Watch highlights from a few of our keynote speakers who helped to open the Ocean Climate Action Webinar.   Three minutes of inspiration to spark a movement.


OCAP IN THE MEDIA

 

Dani Washington and David Helvarg--two ocean activists

Rising Tide Podcasts from Blue Frontier

Podcasts, blogs, news articles and books from the Blue Frontier, click here:  Rising Tide Podcasts & Blue News


OCAP SOCIAL MEDIA

facebook and twitter logos

Social Media

For links to Blue Frontier and Center for the Blue Economy social media and suggested hashtags, click here:  Ocean Climate Action Plan Social Media


BLUE ECONOMY AND OCEAN IMAGESPUBLIC DOMAIN

Blue Economy and Ocean Images--Public Domain & Shareable

Miami panoramic water, highways, buildings
panorama of the SF bay bringe taken from the water level
Path Through Wetland to Ocean
People walking on beach near dune
dramatic coastline of Big Sur, California.  Coastal mountains meeting turquoise blue ocean.
Aerial view of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge to Oakland, CA
San Diego Port in sepia light
Scuba diver in blue ocean with light from behind slash above
Two ladies walking on beach with surfboards balanced on their heads
Offshore wind turbines in a choppy sea
Gigantic Wind Turbine in a port setting
Michael Graham, founder of Monterey Bay Seaweed, holding bright green lettuce seaweed above water tank
Striking image of golden, swirling sand dunes dropping off to blue ocean
Rainbow over cliffs and ocean


OCAP TEAM & LOGOS

The development of the Ocean Climate Action plan was a collaboration between the Center for the Blue Economy, Blue Frontier, with considerable input from the Youth Advisory Council organized by Heirs to Our Oceans.  The three organizations acted as conveners bringing together more than 800 people to give input into the final recommendations.

Cartoon picture of wave crashing over the capitol building in DC
(Credit: Jim Toomey (Sherman's Lagoon) )

Ocean Climate Action Logo

This graphic created by Jim Toomey (creator of Sherman’s Lagoon cartoon series) is our main Ocean Climate Action Plan logo.  To download the graphic, click here:  Ocean Climate Action logo (1536x1152).

Center for the Blue Economy logo--a shield with the world, a book, and a  historic building on the campus of the Middlebury Inst of Intl. Studies in Monterey

Center for the Blue Economy (CBE)

Our mission at the Center for the Blue Economy is to promote a sustainable, resilient ocean and coastal economy (the “Blue Economy”) through leadership in research, analysis, and education. 

To download the CBE LOGO, click here:  Center for the Blue Economy logo

Blue Frontier Logo--a black/white hand upright in the "power" fist, holding green seaweed--with subheader "seaweed rebel"

Blue Frontier

Blue Frontier is a national leader in providing resources and opportunities to bring citizens who care about the health of our coasts and ocean into the decision making process.

To download the BLUE FRONTIER LOGO, click here:  Blue Frontier logo

Heirs to Our Oceans Logo--a circular logo with a whale/pearl in the center

Heirs to Our Oceans-OCAP Youth Advisory Council

Heirs to Our Oceans:  “We are the next generation taking the the ocean, water and climate crises we are inheriting into our own hands.” 

To download the HEIRS TO OUR OCEANS LOGO, click here:  Heirs to Our Oceans logo

Four main members of the Ocean Climate Action Plan team, David Helvarg, Rachel Christopherson, Jason Scorse, and Natasha Benjamin
Meet the four main members of the Ocean Climate Action Plan team (from left to right):  David Helvarg (Director, Blue Frontier), Rachel Christopherson (Program Manager, Center for the Blue Economy), Jason Scorse (Director, Center for the Blue Economy), and Natasha Benjamin (Associate Director, Blue Frontier).

To learn more about the Blue Frontier team, click here:  Blue Frontier Staff Bios

To learn more about the Center for the Blue Economy team, click here:  Center for the Blue Economy Staff Bios

OCAP MEDIA CONTACTS

 

Elli Kerlow, Communications Director, Blue Frontier
Elli@bluefront.org                                                                             
301-335-8141
                                                                                   
David Helvarg, Director, Blue Frontier
Helvarg@bluefront.org
202-491-6296

Jason Scorse, Director, Center for the Blue Economy
Jscorse@miis.edu
831-239-2333