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Review for The Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education, Inc., Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization ROCKS! Not only do they EDUCATE the public about conservation of species, the need to recycle and re-use, but with the addition of Sharksafe, they have gone great strides for protection. No hidden agendas here... Great people, great reasons to support!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the brand Sharksafe go from a concept, to restaurants having a sticker indicating they are up to standards, to changes in fish distributors.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try and spend more time fundraising for them. More funds, more exposure and events, means more support, and their message to more people.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping make a change and seeing the results.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great! like minded people, all out for the same goal.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change worldwide perceptions. If the message were able to get out faster to more people, it might make them think where they were eating, if they were certified sharksafe, and also make choices in purchasing food, drink and product packaging.

Ways to make it better...

We had achieved more support for the organization. You can only do so much so fast, but seeing greater results would be better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the average consumer to make changes to their purchasing power. Make them understand they have the ability to make their store / restaurant buy from certified distributors, or they will shop elsewhere.

One thing I'd also say is that...

support for this organization is CRITICAL! we are killing our ocean rapidly, along with its inhabitants. Change must happen now!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Donor & donated time, and support.