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19 February 2018

Latinxs Show Up at State Lands Commission Meeting to Voice Opposition to Poseidon Desalination Plant

Members of the Latinx community came out on Thursday to attend the State Land Commission meeting in Huntington Beach to oppose the proposed Poseidon desalination plant. They joined other marine...

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19 February 2018

Welcome to the Azul Blog

Bienvenidos! Pardon the dust, but we’re just getting started here. We will be using this space to feature the work of those who are involved in ocean conservation and who are actively connecting their work to our communities....

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Azul in the News

  • 03 january 2016

    Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš: Bringing Latinos to the Environmental Table

    In January 2016, The Verde Paper: Latino Perspectives on Conservation Leadership was released by La Madre Tierra and Resource Media. Between 2014 and 2015, over thirty environmental activists in the Latino community were...

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  • 04 february 2016

    Las playas son de todos, pero ¿hasta cuando?

    Uno de los beneficios de vivir en California son sus playas, mundialmente famosas. A diferencia de otros estados, todos tenemos acceso a ellas, garantizado por la Ley Costera, aprobada, coincidentemente, por el gobernador Jerry...

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  • 10 february 2016

    War of words, battle for power after Coastal Commission firing

    Charles Lester signs a poster for Merle Moshiri of Huntington Beach at the Morro Bay Community Center in Morro Bay , Calif. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The proposal to fire California Coastal Commission Executive Director...

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  • 22 february 2016

    Interview: Marce Gutiérrez-Graudins on Latinos and Conservation

    In January 2016, The Verde Paper: Latino Perspectives on Conservation Leadership was released by La Madre Tierra and Resource Media. Between 2014 and 2015, over thirty environmental activists in the Latino community were...

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  • 06 march 2015

    Stopping pollution saves money, creates jobs: Guest commentary

    Cleanup crews remove oil-laden sand from the beach at Refugio State Beach, site of an oil spill, north of Goleta. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours May 19 before it was...

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  • 07 march 2016

    Social Justice Groups Demand Inclusion in Coastal Commission Decisions

    On Wednesday at its Santa Monica meeting, the California Coastal Commission will appoint an interim executive director, and discuss the process for hiring a permanent leader. Social justice, environmental, and indigenous rights...

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  • 10 march 2016

    Go beyond collaboration to build lasting power

    Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš doesn’t view questions of equity, fairness and privilege as hypotheticals. She was often the only person of color in rooms of people working on sustainable fishing issues in southern California....

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  • 01 june 2016

    Oil money flows for black and Latino Democrats

    It’s not often that interest groups call out public officials by their race, but as environmentalists evaluated state lawmakers’ voting records last year, that is just what they did. Black and Latino Democrats “must do...

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  • 27 july 2016

    Engaging Latinos in supporting coastal conservation

    Latino Conservation Week kicked off July 16 with 17 nationwide events aimed at highlighting and promoting the beautiful public lands available to Latino communities. The weeklong event was a fantastic opportunity to explore our...

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  • 10 february 2011

    Blatantly disregarding public will, Coastal Commission votes to fire executive director

    Morro Bay, CA, February 10 – Today, more than 1,000 concerned citizens, elected officials, former commissioners, staff members, and environmental and social justice advocates attended the Coastal Commission hearing in Morro...

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