Coastal Living honors those working to protect and preserve our coastlines for generations to come. Join us in recognizing these courageous stewards of the shore.
Ocean Day rallies youngsters to protect marine life and the environment. As part of that annual celebration, The Migrating
Human Whale Project motivates 10,000 kids from Mexico to Canada to clean Western beaches and raise awareness about threatened
Learn more about The Migrating Human Whale Project
When the federal government reduced funding for restoration projects, Mordecai Land Trust volunteers didn’t get angry―they
got to work. They rolled up their collective sleeves and stepped into the waves to protect a 42-acre island in Barnegat Bay,
Learn more about the Mordecai Land Trust
Less than two hours from Vancouver, the community of Wakefield Beach redefines development and proves that responsible development
can be beautiful too.
Learn more about Wakefield Beach
Spurred to action by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, this tour-boat captain made a commitment to protect Prince William Sound.
Learn more about Stan
Kids for the Bay has transformed more than 40,000 elementary school students in Northern California into active environmental
stewards. Through classroom workshops, projects at home, and field trips, these young participants learn effective ways to
protect the coast.
Learn more about Kids for the Bay
Award-winning videos and hands-on fun make this Florida conservation program a hit.
Learn more about Resource Rangers
The masterminds behind Canada’s Dockside Green community in Victoria, BC didn’t just join the green movement; they expanded
Learn more about the Dockside Green community
Armed with recyclable trash bags and a vision for a cleaner planet, some 400,000 volunteers scoured shores around the world
for marine debris during the International Coastal Cleanup.
Learn more about the International Coastal Cleanup
Kayak Nature Adventures, extends discounts to customers who bring back a bag of trash from tours of Clam Bayou, a Tampa Bay
estuary. They started the promotion hoping to clean up some of the litter clogging the nature preserve. Less than two years
later, kayakers had collected more than 30,000 pounds of junk, including shopping carts, lawn furniture, tires, balls, even
Learn more about Kayak Nature Adventures
When vacationers arrive at Grenada's Spice Island Beach Resort, they expect to find tropical gardens, powder-white sand, and
clear blue water. But what they may not foresee is the 64-room establishment's complete commitment to conserving its natural
Learn more about Spice Island Beach Resort
No billboard proclaims the identity of the low-rise, 60,000-square-foot structuree, but Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is
one of the world's foremost research complexes.
Learn more about Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
This nonprofit's flagship facility on Narragansett Bay embodies its environmental mission. Save the Bay's headquarters building
in Providence, Rhode Island, is green from top to bottom.
Learn more about Save the Bay
This professor of art at Georgia State University combs the world’s most beautiful coastlines for marine debris that she fashions
into thought-provoking art exhibits.
Lern more about Pam
Lapa Rios founders Karen and John Lewis created a main lodge and 16 private oceanview bungalows on a hillside amid Central
America’s last remaining lowland rain forest, the ultimate eco-tourism destination.
Learn more about Lapa Rios
This grassroots operation offers ongoing rehabilitation, conservation, preservation, and education programs and events which
reach more than 100,000 people.
Learn more about The Marine Mammal Center
Margo packed her GPS and pocketknife, launched her outrigger canoe into the Atlantic, and embarked on a three-month journey
from Miami, Florida, to Camden, Maine. Along the way, she spoke with political leaders, community members, and the media about
water pollution, overcrowded shorelines, and vulnerable marine life.
Learn more about Margo
When the largest commercial building in the world decides to apply for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
certification, they go big. The Mart has reduced pollution by more than 264,018 pounds―the largest reduction ever by a commercial
Learn more about The Merchandise Mart