Balancing Our Carbon Footprint
Blue Planet has partnered with TerraPass to sponsor clean energy and carbon reduction projects that result in a verified, measurable reduction in carbon emissions.
Carbon dioxide emissions, the principal cause of global warming, are an inevitable consequence of energy use. Every time an individual or organization uses electricity for lighting, fuel for transport, etc., additional carbon emissions are released into the atmosphere. The effects on our oceans are already being felt.
That’s why every Blue Planet Trip includes offsets for the air travel and lodging — to do a little more of our part for the planet.
Rock Creek Conservancy Stream Team
We have joined with the Rock Creek Conservancy to adopt a section of the creek and keep it clean and healthy! We hold regular cleanups to remove debris that could make an impact on the local environment and make its way to the Potomac River, the Chesapeake Bay and ultimately the ocean. Interested in volunteering? Learn more here.
100% AWARE — Supporting Project AWARE
Blue Planet is proud to support the important work of Project AWARE as a 100% AWARE dive center. That means we support a clean, healthy ocean by making a donation on behalf of each of our students to Project AWARE. That means each of our students will receive the Project AWARE version of their PADI certification card and be part of a movement of divers protecting our ocean planet.
PADI Green Star Award
We are also one of the first dive shops to earn the PADI Green Star Award. PADI Dive Centers and Resorts that have earned the Green Star Award demonstrate a dedication to conservation across a wide range of business functions, including water and energy conservation, reducing waste and using sustainable materials, and promoting conservation.
Visit our Project AWARE “My Ocean” page
We have joined “My Ocean,” Project AWARE’s online environmental community — and you can, too! Visit our profile to keep up to date on ways you can get involved and to connect with other divers who care about protecting the ocean. You can even create your own events, share your photos and videos, and more!
Voluntourism: Coral Restoration
We are always looking for ways divers can get involved in protecting our underwater environment. Through working with the Coral Restoration Foundation, we can learn more about the threats facing coral while getting hands-on experience restoring reefs. Interested in volunteering? Contact us to find out when our next coral restoration trip is scheduled.