Earth Honoree of the Year

Who Are The Earth Honorees

Earth Honorees are plants or animals that are local to the Northern Pacific Ocean or the Norther Pacific Coast and are on the endangered list.
We use the Earth Honoree to guide our education programs, education materials and communication for the year.
Through the Earth Honoree, we want to connect our volunteers and the community to something tangible. We make them to realize that all of their actions at home or at the beach have an impact (positive or negative) on the endangered plant or animal. We hope that with the knowledge we bring them, they will transform their negative actions to something positive.

Honorees and Slogans Since 2011

2023 Nudibranch – “Ocean Hugs for Sea Slugs”
2022 Mission Blue – “The Mission Blue Needs You!”
2020-21 Albatross – Be a Boss – Help the Albatross
2019 Kelp – “We all need a little Kelp
2018 Sea Stars – “Sea Stars, Sea Change
2017 Dolphins & Porpoises – “Make a Splash by Ending Trash!
2016 Sea Otters – “Healthy Waters, Healthy Otters
2015 Native and Coastal Bee – “Bee the Change, Bee an Earth Hero!
2014 Snowy Plovers – “Little Things Matter
2013 Sharks – “Take a bit out of litter!
2012 Sea Turtles – “Be Turtley Cool
2011 California Gray Whale – “Make a Whale of a Difference

Who Decides Next Year’s Earth Honoree

Our active members come to our monthly meeting in July and do a little presentation to educate the rest of the members about the Earth Honoree and why it should be selected.
Then the active member vote in August and start submitting slogans. In September and right before FogFest, the list of slogan goes down to 3 so that the FogFest crowd can vote on the final one.