Getting to know Blue-green Connections
As you may have heard, Eat the Peach Travel and Blue-Green Connections are partnering to create sustainable tourism with our new and improved COSTA RICA TOUR.
The Costa Rica Tour is a sustainable tourism fundraiser for Blue – Green Connections, a nonprofit based in Dunedin, Florida, working toward Sustainable Use of Our Land and Waters. A donation of $300 at checkout is required to join this adventure – 100% of this donation goes directly toward the nonprofit and is tax deductible.
Blue-Green Connections is an AMAZING non-profit doing it’s part with the Florida Gulf Coast in protecting the unique land and water environments so many people come to visit each year. They have taken it upon themselves to educate, inspire and motivate local individuals, businesses and organizations to protect our land and waters.
Blue-Green Connections, Inc. was formed in May 2019 as a result of work done to nominate the waters of the Florida Gulf Coast as a Mission BlueTM Hope Spot. We gained a deeper understanding of the connections between actions on the land and effects on the waters – and vice-versa. We discovered that despite the different focuses and areas of expertise, there was a large overlap in concerns about unsustainable human practices and climate change as well as a hunger for more information and collaboration to address the many and varied threats – connections just needed to be made. And thus Blue-Green Connections, Inc. was born!
Blue-Green Connections has worked on a variety of projects, but most notably known for working with the legendary marine biologist and Dunedin native, Dr. Sylvia Earle. The dynamic duo of Blue-Green Connections and the Mission Blue Sylvia Earle Alliance helped establish the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot. “Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean —Earth’s blue heart. Hope Spots are about recognizing, empowering and supporting individuals and communities around the world in their efforts to protect the ocean”. That is no small feat my friends. Some of their other work includes Beacon Cities to promote sustainable tourism and practices, saving the Gladys Douglas Hackworth property of 44 acres of endangered Rosemary Scrub Pine Ecosystem, and MUCH MUCH MORE!