“Donating solar lights to communities in need”
Unite to Light is a non-profit from Santa Barbara which has donated more than 80,000 solar powered lights to villages without electricity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. After ‘field-testing’ the lights for two years on Aldebaran, we will begin taking solar lights to remote fishing villages along the Green Coconut Run. We are doing a campaign called 100 Lights for every 100 Patrons to crowd-fund the cost of the lights. By becoming a Patron, you support our video series and help bring a solar light to people in need.
“Micro plastic sampling along our route”
Adventure Scientists is a unique non profit that helps turn outdoor enthusiasts into scientific data collectors gathering important information from the remote corners of the globe. We’ve joined them by collecting water samples along our the route of the Green Coconut Run, from California to Panama, and then across the South Pacific, to give scientists a look at a large transect of sampling through their global micro-plastic initiative. Their website is www.AdventureScience.org
“Sharing conservation stories”
Loatree is a marketing company in Santa Barbara that profiles changemakers, builds community, and inspires action through stories and events, transforming our society into a more sustainable place. We thank them for helping us with our PR efforts, including appearances in the Newspress, Independent, and a host of social media. Check them out at Loatree.com or #loaliving
Surfer’s Journal article (upcoming 2017)
SCUBA diving short article November 2016
NPR’s Marketplace radio interview June 2016
Deep Mag feature March 2016
SB Newspress frontpage March 2015
Nat Geo Explorers article August 2015
Loa Tree (ongoing, 4 articles) March 2015-current
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Da Kine makes high quality apparel and accessories for surf, snow, kite, and skate. They offered us a kind Pro Deal to try out their gear, including their amazingly durable surf board bags. Our gear takes a serious beating on the deck of Aldebaran so we know this stuff is built to last. Excellent gear with limited lifetime warranty on quite a few products!
Kind Bar gifted us hundreds of granola bars! We shared them with fisherman along the way and everyone loves them. We often have “Grab-a-KindBar and Go” days, especially when the surf is good! They have a cool company culture, really unique and delicious snacks that we just don’t tire of eating. See Kindsnacks.com for their latest. #kindawesome
Nuvair sells cutting edge, light weight scuba compressors, specially designed to withstand the rigors of the marine environment. We thank them for the Pro Deal on our scuba compressor, which has enabled us to dive dozens of remote locations, from a treasure hunt at Punta Tosca to the colorful Isla Cerralvo in the sea of Cortez. Check out Nuvair.com for info on their equipment.
Third Eye Threads is a wonderful clothing company with quality, comfortable outdoor and yoga apparel. They come on surf & sail adventures with us and give us great deals on lightweight shirts, ideal for the tropics and temperate areas alike. Stay Playful, Powerful, and Beautiful while adventuring! Check their website and online store.
The Blue Water Hunter dive shop is the go to source for diving in Santa Barbara harbor offering great prices on scuba gear, classes, and dive trips. Shop owner Andy and his capable staff provide a wealth of knowledge for all of your underwater needs. They gave us awesome Pro Deals for our spear gun and other gear that has kept us fed from the sea these last few months. See their website here.