Introducing Our Non-Profit
Clear Blue Oceans Foundation
The Clear Blue Oceans Foundation Inc. (CBO Foundation) is APVG's private non-profit. Although the CBO Foundation’s primary mission is clearly rooted in environmental issues, it is not, nor does it claim to be, an environmental organization. Our Founder views it as a Hybrid non-profit, which merges its initiatives and programs with APVG for-profit ventures to accomplish a common social objective. It is NOT a 501 c(3) Tax-exempt organization, although it may seek that status in the future.
The CBO Foundation’s primary goals and objectives have changed somewhat since the CoVid-19 pandemic disaster hit the world. They have scrapped some projects and programs, but will continue to address the growing single-use plastic packaging waste crisis, increasing awareness of ocean plastic waste and marine debris. Showcase the impacts this waste has on our coastlines, tropical islands and reefs, seek to assist in marine life conservation efforts, help reduce overfishing and eliminate shark fining practices.
The CBO Foundation is not anti-plastic, but it will promote and seek to educate the public on ways to help reduce the daily use of plastic packaged items. To help shift the mindset of consumers and retailers at the source, the local level, through an aggressive platform designed to shift plastic packaging patterns within retail stores, restaurants and with product manufacturers, while promoting a better waste strategy.
The CBO Foundation, together with APVG companies, will offer solutions based on realistic expectations and address the negative social patterns, in light of the CoVid-19 increases use of plastic based items, to reverse the damaging waste trends plastic packaging represents. Ocean plastic waste kills millions of fish, seabirds and marine life each year. Together we can effect a meaningful change in consumption and waste management habits.
The collective goal is to interact and engage everyone directly about the ocean and plastic issues, offer solutions and reusable products. To promote sustainable seafood and waste practices, while showcasing the beauty and importance of our oceans.
Visit the CBOFoundation.org website for more details