Love fish but worried about the overfishing that threatens aquatic animal populations around the world? Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon, agrees, which is why they’ve taken a radical approach to remaining sustainable: For every ounce of tuna they sell, they plan to contribute two ounces back to the sea by buying and maintaining protected fish habitats. Is this the most sustainable sushi restaurant in America?
He can’t build more oceans, but he can protect more of what we have, and in the process boost fish populations. Oceans make up over 70 percent of our planet, yet only 1 percent of them are Marine Protected Areas, Lofgren says. “We are going to take a portion of every dollar spent at Bamboo Sushi, and work with the Nature Conservancy, WWF, Monterey Bay Aquarium… [and others] to buy those areas of ocean, turning them into ‘fish banks’ for research.” And eventually breeding.
This is a great idea. I’m going to figure out what Orpheum can do to help undo the greenhouse gases we no doubt create by powering and cooling our servers.