Angela attends Oceana’s SeaChange Summer Party

Angela attended the 9th annual SeaChange Summer Party to support Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization.

The event recognized the multi-talented Seth MacFarlane for his longtime support of Oceana and work as an advocate for the oceans. The sold-out evening was held at a private coastal villa in Laguna Beach. Over 400 guests attended the event, raising more than $1.3 million to protect the oceans. – Source

9th Annual Oceana SeaChange Summer Party - Arrivals

Angela creates holiday box for Oceana

Citrus Lane, a leading subscription box company created by moms to bring the best products for kids to parents everywhere, announces a special edition “Mommy and Me” holiday box curated by its celebrity brand ambassador, Angela Kinsey (NBC’s The Office). The box will benefit Kinsey’s long-standing charity of choice, Oceana, the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization.

“I am beyond excited that the Citrus Lane community has invited me to design my own box!” says Kinsey. “I am so drawn to Citrus Lane’s compassion for bringing parents together to help each other and teach us all about the best products and responsible companies behind them in the vast marketplace. Every month I learn a little more about how to give the best to my family.”

Kinsey’s box is on sale for $45 at www.citruslane.com. Her choices were inspired by her four year old daughter, Isabel, and the times they spend together playing make believe and cooking in the kitchen. Appropriate for preschoolers aged 4-6, the box will include a personal note from Kinsey to Citrus Lane parents, along with a selection of goodies including:

• Tea Set by Green Toys
• Ivy and Bean Paper Doll set by Chronicle Books
• Penguin Cookie Cutter from Oceana with Kinsey’s special recipe for sugar cookies
• Sparkle Hearts Hair and Body Gift Set
• Shreds snack by Plum Organics

“We are grateful to Angela for sharing her favorite products, recipes and inspirations to create this special edition box,” says Mauria Finley, CEO of Citrus Lane. “Angela’s Mommy and Me box is sure to delight girls and their parents, and help them create cozy family time in the middle of all of the holiday hustle and bustle.”

For each purchase, 20% of proceeds will go to Oceana (with a guaranteed $5,000 minimum donation) to support its work to protect the world’s oceans. Growing up in Indonesia, Kinsey had a special connection to the oceans at a young age and a deep love for the sea and its beauty. She partnered with Oceana to do what she can to preserve and restore the ocean so that her daughter can have the same appreciation for the Earth’s water and sea life.

“Oceana thanks both Angela and Citrus Lane for this great holiday gift idea,” says Oceana Vice President Matt Littlejohn. “Angela has been such a wonderful and impactful advocate for Oceana and the oceans – she’s swam in the water with sea turtles, lobbied Congress, hosted major fundraisers, done tons of social media and, as evidenced by this new effort, always looks for opportunities to help Oceana achieve its mission of winning campaigns that help to protect the world’s oceans. We are very lucky and grateful for her support.”

To purchase Angela Kinsey’s box or to join the Citrus Lane community of parents, visit www.citruslane.com, or Facebook at www.facebook.com/CitrusLaneKids.

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Sea turtles are a girl’s best friend

“Guest blogger Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) recently joined Oceana in Mexico to swim with sea turtles and film a PSA.

Sea turtle nesting in the U.S. is still a couple months away, but I just couldn’t wait to write something about my new RBFF (reptilian best friend forever) – the sea turtle.

How’d we get so close? It was actually on a trip to the Mexican Riviera last May with Oceana and my good friend Rachael Harris. There, Oceana took us to swim with sea turtles in the wild and visit injured turtles at Mexico’s only sea turtle hospital – it was a wonderful, moving experience.

We went to Akumal Bay to snorkel with green sea turtles (and a one slightly scary barracuda) and I was struck by how lucky I felt to be able to see them in the wild, eating seagrass and going about their day. Then at the sea turtle hospital, seeing turtles injured by fishing gear, boat propellers and other animals was incredibly emotional.

I grew up overseas and had seen sea turtles before, but swimming with them up close and personal changed my perspective in a powerful way. I’m overwhelmed by how much humans are affecting marine life and in the case of sea turtles, which are very susceptible to impacts from climate change too, I worry that my daughter won’t be able to see them and have the same experience swimming with them that I did. Playing at the beach and in the ocean was such  big part of my childhood and I hope it can be for her too. And folks…our oceans and the marine life living in them need someone to start looking out for them.

So while I’m just one person, I know I have to do my part to help, which means using my reusable grocery bag, riding my bike (no matter how dorky I look), and taking advantage of other ways to reduce my carbon footprint.

Before my trip with Oceana, I didn’t realize how many problems sea turtles have to deal with, and now that I know the problems, I realize that most people do not. So I signed up with Oceana to help spread the word about the need to protect sea turtles via the Turtles Off the Hook PSA campaign.

Please watch the PSA, learn more about the problems facing sea turtles and do your part to protect (what I think is) the most adorable, sweetest reptile on Earth.” – Source