An Overview of The
CBO Worldwide Project & Initiative Portfolio
The CBO Worldwide portfolio of proposed CBO Foundation programs and initiatives we will develop and operate for them are listed below with a brief description of their intended goals. Individual content web pages are being developed and will be linked off the logos when available. We hope to have them all up by the end of June.
We have broken these programs and initiatives down into three groups: 1) those on launch pad, 2)those in development for launch in 2022 and 3) future projects. Note not all of the programs or initiatives may be launched as presented, or even at all, and the names and logos may change prior to launch. They are shown for conceptual purposes to share the overall CBO visi
CBO Programs & Projects - On The Launch Pad
One of the first things we are doing is launching the CBO Foundation rewards-based crowdfunding campaign in early July on the FundRazr platform. What will make it unique over other crowdfunding programs is that instead of giving them a free t-shirt gift for their contributions, we will provide them with a series of vouchers of $25 to $50 for a purchase in our online ReefShark Apparel & Accessories store. They can spend it in part or fully on any logo-branded products we offer, or keep it for future use when our product list grows.
The ultimate reward, however, is our one ounce (1oz) .999 pure CBO Silver SandDollar Medallion, that we offer our donors as a gift when they have contributed $250 in total cumulative value to the campaign and become a member of our CBO Founders Club. In fact, they will receive a Silver Medallion for every , $250 of value contributed in cash or Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency.
As an example, someone who contributes $5,000 to the campaign would receive twenty (20) Silver Medallions at no cost as our way of saying thank you. These will be shipped to them if desired once minted, or they can redeem them for a $100 ReefShark Credit Certificate for each Silver Medallion they wish to convert. As an option, they can accrue these credits for special travel offers we will develop with our other programs.
ReefShark Apparel & Accessories (ReefShark) will become our exclusive
online store. They will offer all of our logo-branded products, not just for the CBO Foundation, but also our related businesses, special events and annual EXPO. The goal is to start with logo hats, visors, shirts, bags, reusable mugs and bottles, and related items that will be designed to help reduce plastic packaging waste. As we grow we hope to provide a line of resort wear, sunglasses, healthy lotions and food items. They will also provide t-shirts and items for our beach clean-up crews and events.
The quarterly CBO Messenger Magazine (Messenger), will become a 48 page minimum full-color digital magazine distributed online, with limited print editions to be sent to libraries, doctor offices and other waiting room settings. The goal is to share the ocean issues: including ocean plastic packaging waste, now face mask waste, global overfishing and shark finning for soup practices. To share the impacts each has on the oceans and our own lives, while offering solutions.
The Messenger will share the importance of our oceans with readers and educate them on the fact our oceans represent our largest natural food and oxygen resource on Earth. They also absorb a massive amount of carbon. It will also showcase our own progress on projects or programs.
CBO Programs & Projects - In Development
The CBO MySandDollar$.com (MSD$) online travel rewards program has taken several turns over the years and we have developed multiple versions of it.
Today, the MSD$ program is being designed to serve mainly as a long-term funding tool for the CBO Foundation awareness efforts. The program will allow anyone over 18 years of age worldwide to join for free as a StarFish member with just an email address. Under the program members earn SandDollar$ (SD$), the programs virtual currency for watching videos, sharing content, taking online surveys, referring new members and in other ways. They can accrue their SD$ and redeem them later for free destination beach resort travel or merchandise online.
MSD$ will offer several paying membership levels, AngelFish at $9.95 monthly, SeaTurtle at $29.95
and ReefShark at $49.95, each offering increased SD$ earning power for the same online interactions. This leads to faster or better travel reward options. Contributors to our FundRazr campaign will receive
free paying memberships for 1 or 2 years, and those that contribute $1,000 or more, will become free lifetime Founding ReefShark members. We will offer a business membership at $69.95 monthly that also allows them to advertise within the membership website.
The CBO Let's Talk Trash Conferences & EXPO (CBO EXPO) is designed to hold quarterly meetings to address the ocean issues in general, but plastic packaging waste in particular. These will events be help in Hawaii, California, on the island of Sint Martin in the Caribbean and Florida, where we will also hold our annual EXPO. They will feature experts in the field and vendor exhibits.
The Find Your Plastic Porpoise (Plastic Porpoise) is designed to educate the public on just how plastic waste floats among our oceans from point A to point B. To drive this message home we created a treasure hunt structure using GPS trackable Plastic Porpoises. We plan to drop seven (7) pods of fifty (50) each into
the central Caribbean in 2023 for people to find. Each pod will have one porpoise worth $100,000, two worth $50,000 each, four worth $25,000, with the rest worth $2,500 each. They will have three (3) years to locate and return them to us. Prize money is paid for by private and corporate sponsors.
The CBO PlasticPreneurs (CBO PlasticPreneurs) is designed to become a regional network comprised of individuals that plan
and conduct regular quarterly beach and coastal clean-up events within their resort region. Funded byCBO Foundation grants, the goal is rid the oceans and shores of plastic and other debris.
Future CBO Programs & Projects Pending Funding
The Aquarium Plaza Hotel & Conference Center (Aquarium Plaza) has been rendered several times over the past ten years as we searched for the right location to build it. Once built, it will become home to our Founder's Marissa's Reef For Heavenly Helpers, an aquatic memorial exhibit designed to honor his lost granddaughter "Marissa Reyes", born on his birthday in 1998, but sadly swept to her death in a sudden flash flood in August 2005 at age seven in Carefree, Arizona. In many ways, this project represents the DNA of the CBO Foundation and one of the reasons it was formed. We hope this time we can make it a reality!
Since true Entrepreneurs never retire, the CBO Vineyards (CBO Vineyards) is our Founder's retirement project and he hopes it will become a reality by 2025. His goal is to save the oceans and marine life "one glass or bottle of wine at a time" growing and selling specialty CBO Estate wines. Destined for the Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo Wine country in California, we will seek to acquire an existing vineyard and convert it to a special place, perhaps with a smaller Marissa's Reef aquarium exhibit, his home and tasting room with a day spa and pool for visitors.