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  • June 20 - Earth Week
    Ocean Conservancy, just released the report on their 2016 annual International Coastal Cleanup with the support of half a million people... Covering 15,000 miles and picking up close to 20 million pounds of trash, our IT’S NOT OK partners, Ocean Conservancy, just released the report on their 2016 annual International Coastal Cleanup with the support of half a million people, mainly volunteers. By the numbers alone it’s a staggering effort to clean up our beaches and ocean…
    By Adam Zax
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  • May 20 - Earth Week
    For Nick Mallos, Director of the Trash Free Seas Program at Ocean Conservancy, the ocean is an obsession that’s stayed with him his entire life. “I somehow got lucky enough to make caring for the ocean my career.” As a kid in Pennsylvania spending his summers at the beach, Nick dreamed of chasing waves as a professional surfer. “I still have (and surf often) my first board: a 6’2” Kechele. I surfed all the time, but you have to accept reality sometimes, especially when you live in…
    By Adam Zax
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  • April 20 - Earth Week
    Seven years have passed since the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded about forty miles off the Louisiana coast, a devastating crisis that claimed the lives of eleven people, injured hundreds, ravaged over 1300 miles of coastline, and infiltrated a vast marine environment full of abundant wildlife. 205 million gallons of crude oil spewed out into the open ocean for 87 days, creating the largest and most destructive marine oil spill in history. Watching the unstoppable black sheets of oil…
    By Adam Zax
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  • April 21 - Earth Week
    Drawings: Katsuo Design Once again, Earth Day is upon us. It's that special time of year when our planet’s health gets top billing and we all fall over ourselves in a Spring fever of recycling day dreams and sustainability fantasies. And while the groovy green pomp and circumstance certainly adds up to one heck of a party with a purpose, too often we are left with a bit of an environmental hangover in the weeks after. Like New Year’s Resolutions fading fast by the first weeks…
    By Ethan Stewart
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  • April 7 - Earth Week
    No matter what part of this planet you call home, even if you are a couple thousand miles from the nearest coastline, the ocean is fundamental to your survival. Covering roughly 3/4ths of the earth’s surface, serving as a potent CO2 bank and processing center, and home to an ever fragile web of life and teeny tiny organisms that are paramount in putting oxygen into the atmosphere, healthy oceans make life on land possible. As Reef Check founder and coral reef ecologist Dr. Gregor Hodgson…
    By Ethan Stewart
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  • March 4 - Earth Week
    There have been 16 5-Gyre expeditions since the first one. Cummings and Eriksen and a rotating cast of researchers, scientists, students, and activists have visited gyres around the world, taking samples in all 3 oceans and in both the northern and southern hemispheres. With only 5 to 10% of all plastic produced currently being recovered, there is no shortage of trouble lurking in the oceans. Current estimates figure there to be at least 270,000 metric tons of plastic out to sea. “It’s…
    By Ethan Stewart
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  • February 22 - Earth Week
    Explore the foundations of Outerknown in this short video with our founder, Kelly Slater by following our supply chain from a fishing boat in the North Atlantic to the Econyl recycling facility in Slovenia where discarded nets are regenerated into first grade nylon then back to the Outerknown design studio in Southern California to see how that nylon can be used in our garments.
    By Zak Bush
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  • February 11 - Earth Week
    For centuries, alpacas have been a prized and precious possession for the Incan people of Peru. A relative of the llama, the high-elevation loving alpaca has been fundamental to the culture of the region, providing everything from clothing and companionship to serving as the underpinning of an economic system throughout the Andean Altiplano areas of Peru, Bolivia and Chile in the years prior to the Spanish conquest. It is impossible to tell the story of the people of Peru without also…
    By Ethan Stewart
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  • January 3 - Earth Week
    Consider for a moment, if you will, a bottle of wine. A just opened, beautifully delicious bottle of red wine. It doesn’t matter what type exactly but what does matter is that you are drinking and carousing and living and loving with some of your favorite people and you have opened this new bottle and all signs point to filling your glasses and keeping the party train rolling. Things are good and this just uncorked cylinder of spirits is sure to make them better. Bottoms up, right?
    By Ethan Stewart
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  • December 11 - Earth Week
    Located roughly midway between Hawaii and Australia, the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is exactly the type of tiny, trade-wind tickled, and palm tree peppered place that travelers everywhere daydream about. Small, seldom visited, and impossibly beautiful along it’s fringes. There are even some high octane surf secrets to find in the neighborhood should you time it right. But all is not well in paradise. Comprised of three reef islands and six true atolls arching around a lagoon,…
    By Ethan Stewart
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  • December 8 - Earth Week
    It occurred to me yesterday while lying in the dirt near the Eiffel Tower, my body purposely curved into the shape of half a zero, that I am not actually in Paris as a journalist. I am here as a human being. Last week, with much of the world already holding the French capital in their hearts and minds, more than 150 leaders from around the globe came to town to kick off the United Nations’s much ballyhooed Climate Change Conference (Known simply as COP21). It was a historic and record…
    By Ethan Stewart
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