Newman’s Own Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation is famous for its support of social and environmental justice issues. NOF has been very generous with support for Clean Oceans Internationals efforts and mission and are one of the earlier generous donors to the COI/Fresh Walls Collective, Bayview School Mission Street Sound-wall Environmental Education Mural Project.
James Cox has become a COI knight in shining armor. His steadfast support has opened doors to additional supporters with a bright look to the future. His generous offer to match gifts to COI was an example of the leadership he demonstrates in his philanthropic endeavors.
Ann Morhauser is the founder of Annieglass, a highly successful line of glass tableware and gifts sold through the finest stores and resorts in the nation.
Handcrafting her products in Northern California since 1983, Ann developed her company throughout the years to become one of the largest and most successful American glass studios. By combining skills as a designer, artisan, and businesswoman, Ann has been able to build a highly regarded brand as well as a successful company.
Annieglass is in the collections of such noted museums as the Smithsonian Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass.
“I support the Clean Oceans International because of it’s grassroots approach to a significant problem. As an artist I am inspired by the ocean and feel compelled to be an advocate for future generations.”
-Ann Morhauser, Annieglass
Rossi Natural Skincare
Rossi Natural Skincare is a brand of personal care products established in the United Kingdom. It brings 100% natural and high quality personal care products with a set of brand values that promote personal well being and also the well being of the environment by raising awareness of environmental concerns most notably those affected the oceans. Rossi Natural Skincare is developing contacts around the world which will, by being partners with Clean Oceans International, spread the word of oceanic environmental concerns to many different people in many countries.
Their message is simple; we all use a variety of materials in connection with a multitude of consumer products and we always will. But we can use and recycle those materials in a much more responsible way to mitigate and eventually resolve the damage we are doing to the environment.”
Congressman Sam Farr
One Fight. Unite.
Route 1 Farms
There are some people who are so far ahead of the trend that they set them. As the owner of Route 1 Farms Jeff Larkey has proven that to be the case time and again.
Route 1 Farms is a foundation in the evolving movement towards ecologically based agriculture growing quality organic produce for over twenty-five years.
Jeff Larkey and his crew are stewards of 65 acres of beautiful and fertile Santa Cruz coastal valley farmland, including fields at Rancho del Oso along Waddell Creek, as well as Ocean St. Extension at the rural/urban fringe along the San Lorenzo River.
Route 1 Farms has grown to meet the needs of the community without sacrificing the ideals of sustainability, productivity, beauty and efficiency. Route 1 seeks to be harmonious with nature and the people who work the land.
Route 1 sells produce at local Farmers Markets and set a new trend in 2012 when they stopped providing plastic bags for customers at their stands. After a season or two of griping many of the other vendors have followed Jeff’s lead once again. They do provide Bio-bags at a $.25 per bag charge to motivate customers to bring their own bags. Proceeds are donated to support the work of Clean Oceans International.