Whether you purchased a UBB shirt or attended a cleanup, you’ve walked away with your very own UBB keepsake-a small, blue marble. They aren’t handed out in hopes of one day you’ll have enough to start your own marble league, but these little glass beads hold a much bigger significance.
When NASA took the first picture of Earth from space, it was nicknamed the blue marble. We’ll give you 71 guesses why.
As easy as it is to take care of our little blue marble, we encourage our volunteers, customers, friends, retailers, and anyone we meet to take equal care of our big blue marble. Some volunteers may lose the marble on the ride home, others may keep it next to their computers, and we hope others pass on the message of how simple it is to care for our marble.
The Blue Marble Project was created by our ocean advisory board member and marine biologist, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. Millions of blue marbles have been shared worldwide as homage to our blue planet. The Blue Marbles Project has set out to pass out a marble through the hands of every inhabitant on Earth.
This project has three simple rules:
1. The marble must be blue.
2. Give it to someone as a token of gratitude.
3. Share your story with the world.
Who will you give your blue marble to?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain
Philanthropic Fashion Makes A Stylish Splash | by Mia Weber
This summer, check out these philanthropically fabulous finds to make a stylish splash while giving back all over the world!
For the conscious beach-goer: This season, eye-catching totes will surely be dotting the shores all over the East Coast and beyond. Take this opportunity to shine and make a difference with a sweetly sequined tote from United by Blue. This totally organic cotton carry-all – decked out in classic nautical tones – not only holds all the gear you need for a day by the water, but also benefits the ocean itself. For every single product they sell, United by Blue promises to remove a pound of trash from the deep blue sea.