Posted: October 12, 2021 at 8:56 am MDT|Update: 1 hour ago
JUNO BEACH, Florida, 12 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – It was a celebration of conservation as Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) kicked off the 13th annual Go Blue Awards. At Tuesday September 21, members of the LMC Blue Friends Society gathered at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa to kick off the Go Blue Awards where the finalists for the awards were announced by the Founders and Co-Chairs of the Go Blue Awards, Lynne and Pete Wells.
Chairman and CEO of LMC, Dr. Kyle Van Houtan welcomed the guests and finalists to Go Blue and congratulated them on their dedication to saving our oceans and our planet. âThe Go Blue Awards spotlight the pioneers of the oceans. It is such a joy to be a part of this event and to share the hope and solutions that these Go blue finalists provided. Van Houtan.
Hosted by LMC and organized by the Blue Friend Society, the annual Go Blue Awards recognize and honor four individuals, a business and a non-profit organization that promotes, implements or contributes to a âblueâ way of life surrounding conservation. Marine. The Centre’s Go Blue Awards ceremony is recognized as that of Florida premier ocean conservation awards event and is judged by an independent panel of world-renowned conservation experts.
The finalists for the awards of the six categories are:
The Eleanor Fletcher Award, named in honor of the founder of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary lifelong commitment to marine conservation through their work or volunteer activities.
- Nancy Knowlton (Washington DC) – Award recipient
- Richard walesky (Wellington, FL) – HonorÃ©
- Gayle zavala (Belle Glade, Florida) – Honore
The Blue Ambassador of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to marine conservation through volunteer activities.
- Marilu Cristina Flores (Lake Park, Florida)
- Steve kamlet (Merrick, New York)
- Ana Vergne (Riviera Beach, Florida)
The Blue Friend of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to marine conservation through work-related activities.
- Linda emerson (Jupiter, Florida)
- Dr. Mariana Fuentes (Tallahassee, Florida)
- Dr. Claire petros (Bristol, United Kingdom)
The Newborn blue youth award recognizes students up to and including grade 12 who have made a significant contribution to marine conservation through volunteer activities.
- Ella Grace Galaski Rossen (Toronto, Canada) & Cash Daniels (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
- Ryan moralevitz (Palm Harbor, Florida)
- Cade Stuermer (Clarence Center, New York)
The Blue Company of the Year Award recognizes a company that has made outstanding contributions to the promotion and encouragement of the conservation, restoration or preservation of marine life and / or marine ecosystems through its business practices, products or technology.
- Beehive brands (Chatham, New Jersey)
- EAT (West Palm Beach, Florida)
- Sand cloud (San Clemente, California)
The Blue Nonprofit of the Year Award recognize a non-profit organization that has made outstanding contributions to promoting the conservation or restoration of marine life or ecosystems through their practices, products or technologies.
- Partnership for Aquarium Conservation (Monterey, California)
- Azul (San Francisco, California)
- Piper’s Angels Foundation (Jupiter, Florida)
âYear after year, Pete and I are inspired by our nominees around the world who work so hard to help protect and preserve our planet and marine life,â commented the LMC Board member and Go blue founder and co-president, Lynne wells.
Special thanks to LMC community partners and event sponsors including AMG, transporter, FPL, KAST, and Lynne & Pete wells.
The winners will be announced at the 13th edition of the Go Blue Awards to be held on Friday 22 October To 6:00 p.m. on LMC’s oceanfront campus and featuring keynote speaker Dr. Sylvie Earle. The event is sold out, find out more about the event: marinelife.org/goblue.
Loggerhead Marine Life Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit marine turtle research, rehabilitation and education facility that promotes the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The center has an on-site hospital, research lab, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class fishing and tourism activities. Located on one of the world’s largest sea turtle nesting beaches, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and accommodates over 350,000 people free of charge each year.
The Centre’s conservation team works with nearly 200 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are at the heart of its ocean conservation mission. The Center is growing and has launched its Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMC’s impact on conservation and education. When complete, the facility will provide one of the most advanced and unique experiences in the world for guests and scientific partners. For more information visit www.marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.
Tom longo, Associate Director,
561-627-8280, ext. 106
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