Colorado Ocean Coalition

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noun - The Colorado Ocean Coalition (COCO) was founded in 2011 by Vicki Nichols Goldstein, with a vision to inspire inland communities to be stewards of our ocean.


COCO’s mission, when it started, was to lead a community of individuals to understand our connection to the ocean, unite through shared conservation values, and advocate and celebrate actions that promote a healthy ocean.


COCO has now grown to inspire new chapters across North America. There has never been a unified voice for ocean protection in the heartland.


As NOAA’s official and only inland ocean partner, the Colorado Ocean Coalition believes that people do not have to be near the ocean to care about it. The complex global economy and the interconnectedness of ecological systems mean that the actions we take in the mountains impact the health of the sea. These actions include eating seafood, using plastics, driving cars and sharing environmental ethics with family and friends. On an ocean planet, the choices we make in the middle of the country also have direct ties to the seas.


Swim Across The Caribbean

COCO is the beneficiary of the Swim Across The Caribbean, a 50-mile (80.4 km) tandem swim by Randy Soler and Matt Moseley in July 2017 that traverses between four islands in three days in the Caribbean Sea.

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