Blue Flag 2023 Summer Series

The Blue Flag USA program is responsible for providing support and engagement to coastal communities on various topics to support the ideal of sustainable development through environmental education. Previously, staff held a national workshop at the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association‚Äôs 2021 National Coastal Conference. Last year Blue Flag USA launched a popular summer […]

International Jury Awards First Blue Flag Beach Sites in Continental United States

International Jury Awards First Blue Flag Beach Sites in Continental United States Blue Flag USA is proud to announce the first Blue Flags in the continental United States have been awarded to beaches in California¬†and Florida. Westward Beach between the Zuma Lagoon and Birdview Avenue in Malibu and Delray Beach Municipal Beach between Casuarina Road […]

Blue Flag USA hosts first National Jury Evaluation

Blue Flag USA hosted its first National Jury Evaluation to review two applications in February. The National Jury approved both applications to be forwarded to the International Jury for final evaluation and award in 2023. Staff is currently working with applicants to meet international deadlines. We are excited to announce this milestone in the program’s […]

Litter Less Plus Campaign

GAIA 2030 is the Foundation for Environmental Education’s 10 year strategic plan. It will be guiding the actions and principles of the organization and its programs to maximize social and environmental impact over the next decade. Last year the Foundation for Environmental Education focused on the strategic topic of Biodiversity with great success. This year […]

Reducing Plastics

By Abby Thomson, 2022 Summer Intern This summer, Blue Flag USA hosted a Summer Series which discussed several perspectives on plastics in the coastal environment. Presentations centered on communication about environmental education, natural and microplastic debris in sediment, and then plastics in the coastal zone. Conversations and questions looked at what communities can be doing, […]

Site Profiles

Meet the Beaches Working Towards A New Eco-Award Beaches, marinas, and tourism boat operators around the world are recognized for supporting sustainable development through environmental education by applying annually for the Blue Flag award offered by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Blue Flag is one of five programs offered by FEE and administered by […]