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 […]

2022 Blue Flag Summer Series

2022 Blue Flag Summer Series The Blue Flag Summer Series  is comprised of 3 events on beach management topics. Events were held monthly from May-July and had two-three presentations each followed by a discussion.    The Blue Flag USA program is responsible for providing support and engagement to coastal communities on various topics to support […]

July 2022 Newsletter

Click image to read more! Summer Series Success! Blue Flag International is celebrating 35 years of program delivery. The Blue Flag program began in 1987 in France. With EU support the program grew until it went international in 2001 when South Africa became the first non-european participating country. Currently, the Blue Flag program is operated […]