WHALE Center was established as a Utah Not-For-Profit 501 (c) 3 organization August 27th, 1990.
WHALE Center is asked to provide leadership for 150 person Global Environment Team for Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1992. The Cosmic Story featuring John Denver, Olivia Newton John, Paul Winter, Wangari Mathai and others was co-produced by WHALE and NACRE. The program was one of the largest if not the largest attended events at the Earth Summit also know as the United Natiions Conference on Environment & Development.
WHALE Center sponsored Utah URI to become a charter URI Cooperation Circle, April,, 2000
WHALE Center hosted first ever URI North America Conference, June, 2001 - WHALE provided specific programs with UNEP at this event.
WHALE Center was contracted by UNEP to produce a program at U.N. Headquarters for the U.N. International Day of Peace, September 21, 2001
WHALE and URI UN co-created Global Healing August 2002
WHALE becomes accredited as UNEP Major Stakeholder Group
WHALE produced the International Days Series with UNEP March - June 2007
Waves of Change was established as an IOI (International Ocean Institute) program administered by WHALE and Friends of the UN, August 2007
WHALE Board members David Randle & Richard Jordan were elected as two of the 4 delegates to represent North America at UNEP Global Ministerial Environment Program in Monaco, February 20-22, 2008
Blue Community Program established 2009
Blue Community 12 Strategies co-created with the Walt Disney Company 2010
WHALE co-produces with Disney Animal, Science & Environment Team 6 part Blue Community video series, February 2013
Blue Community makes case for Sustainable Tourism to become a New ‘Mega-Goal’ at the 65th Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference
Blue Community and USF Patel College host a Sustainable Tourism Consultation for the UN SDG input, October 24, 2014
Blue Community co-founders Ed Chiles and David Randle present at the Windsor Castle Consultation, May, 2015
WHALE becomes a UNTWO Affilate by vote of the UNWTO General Assembly, Sept 12-17, 2015 in Medellin, Columbia
World Tourism Day celebrated at Anna Maria Island beginning the development of a series of Blue Community Experiential Learning programs.
Blue Community granted membership in the UNWTO INSTO, (International Network for Sustainable Tourism Observatories, December, 2016 under management of the University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability.
ED Chiles, David Randle, and Richard Jordan, the three co-founders of the Blue Community Observatory participate as part of the UNWTO delegation at the UN High Level Political Forum, July 2016
Blue Community model presented in Akureyri, Iceland as part of the Foundtion for European Sustainble Tourism program, October 2016
Blue Community co-sponsors Tortuga Tourista with Cubans July 2016 and co-sponsors with USF Patel College Tortuga Turista II in 2017.
Blue Community sponsors first PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development) training in North America
Blue Community model presented at the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference in Patagonia, Chile, September, 2017
Blue Community hosts Choices for the Future Conference, an official program for the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism event, October 26-29, 2017.
Dr. David Randle & Rebecca Tobias report on Blue Community Observatory work at the Global INSTO Conference in Madrid Spain, December 13-15, 2017
WHALE Center assumes management of the Blue Community Sustainable Tourism Observatory , February, 2018