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My Ocean Guardian Journey contest 2014

My Ocean Guardian Journey 2014 Contest Winners

We were stoked to announce the much anticipated results from our second annual My Ocean Guardian Journey Contest yesterday morning. It was our second year running the contest, and we had some interesting and exciting results: a number of fantastic entries in the Actions Category, and no entries in the Ideas Category, (perhaps an indicator […]

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Ocean Guardians, Walter Brenes and Rafa Sanchez Bahia Aventuras

Ocean Guardians We Admire: Walter Brenes

Earlier this month, we got some devastating news: three of our fellow community members had been killed in a tragic car accident (a tour guide and both of the owners of Bahia Aventuras, a boat tour operator here in Bahia Ballena). One of the three was a very dear friend/colleague/supporter of us members of Bodhi […]

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Ideas for a Sustainable Holiday Season

With Christmas just around the corner, I am reminded how difficult it can be to remain unaffected by the frenzy that surrounds the holiday season. While I now live in Costa Rica where it just doesn’t feel right to celebrate the holidays (it feels weird to get a pine Christmas tree here in the tropics and drink hot […]

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California boys in the 1990s surfing

A Life Around the Ocean: Why I’m an Ocean Guardian

Discovering the big blue At the mere age of 6, I discovered my interest in Mother Ocean while riding the white wash waves of the Silver Strand on Coronado Island in San Diego atop a Morey boogie board. From then until I was 12, I rode my boogie board on my knees with fierce passion, […]

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Surfer = Ocean Guardian

For Love of the Ocean: Why I’m an Ocean Guardian

Many of you have probably heard of our annual My Ocean Guardian Journey Contest, and some of you may not have. In short, it’s a contest we hold yearly to get people inspired to come up with new, great ideas to protect the oceans (and the planet) and to act on them, as well as […]

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Community yoga in Costa Rica

Yoga for the Community Program

Even before opening the doors to the Bodhi Shambala Yoga Center in July of 2013, Pilar Salazar knew that she wanted to offer an option to her fellow community members in Bahia Ballena who were interested in learning more about the practice yoga but who perhaps didn’t have the disposable income to do so or […]

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