Every month we give to non-profits to the best of our capacity. This is how we offset carbon, educate others, care for animals and plants we love, and spread the impact of organizations we resonate with. Sea here a list of NGO’s we LOVE and have supported or continue to support! One planet. One Love. Below is a photo of Samoan Soursop. Last year, I made a mini plastics awareness education tour on the island of Savai’i with a central focus to educate locals about the harm of disposable plastics to their beloved turtles. In the process, I fell deeply in love with Soursop. Check out all the GLORIOUS organizations below <3

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The Ocean Cleanup

“The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. By utilizing the ocean currents to our advantage, our passive drifting systems are estimated to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years’ time.

https://theoceancleanup.com/

Arka Kinari:  is a multimedia performance staged from the deck of a traditional sailing ship, using live music and cinematic visuals to imagine life after the carbon economy, resilience to climate change, and re-engagement with the last great commons- the  sea.

Filastine & Nova’s mix of traditional Javanese melodies, hypnotic polyrhythms and contemporary electronic music propel a 75min performance. The two musicians and two assisting performers make use of the ship, elements of the waterfront and the water itself as stage and scenography.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/filastine/arka-kinari-sound-system

KISSIDUGU Foundation

Kissidugu Foundation is committed to creating sustainable and equitable opportunities for individuals and communities, through civic dialogue, education, cultural preservation and the perpetuation of Guinean music and dance.

https://kissidugu.org/kissidugu-school/

Botanical DImensions

Under the guidance of ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison since its founding in 1985, Botanical Dimensions has generated projects in Hawaii, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, and California, working with indigenous people whenever possible, trying to preserve native plant species and the traditional knowledge of these places.

http://botanicaldimensions.org/botanical-dimensions-projects/

Millions Against Monsanto

The Millions Against Monsanto Campaign was started by OCA in the mid-1990s to fight back against Monsanto and the other biotech bullies responsible for poisoning the world’s food and the environment.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/campaigns/millions-against-monsanto

Native Seed Search

Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) is a nonprofit seed conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Our mission is to conserve and promote the arid-adapted crop diversity of the Southwest in support of sustainable farming and food security.

https://www.nativeseeds.org/pages/seed-bank

Salt River Horse Management Group

These wild horses were brought into the limelight during the epic battle for their protection; the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group rounded up large herds of people who gave them a voice; we stampeded congress and we worked toward positive solutions with Federal and State governments. It worked; while almost gone forever, today the Salt River wild horses are protected pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 3-1491 (aka the Salt River Horse Act) We are currently under contract to manage this herd humanely under the AZ Department of Agriculture (AZDA).

https://saltriverwildhorsemanagementgroup.org/

Pacific Whale Foundation

Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to protect our oceans through science and advocacy. Despite being the most isolated island chain in the world, marine debris is a consistent problem in Hawaii. In Maui County, there have been numerous bills signed into law to aid in the reduction of marine debris. This research study aims at evaluating these mitigation measures and comparing the efficacy of policy measures to that of education and outreach programs. We accomplish this through daily and monthly monitoring of marine debris on various beaches along Maui’s coast and near-shore environment, and compare data before and after policies went into place and before and after outreach programs were implemented.

https://www.pacificwhale.org/research/hawaii/

Gentle Hive Bee Foundation Hawaii

“Starting many different studies trying to find solutions to the pest and disease that plague hives, I realized I needed to focus on the basics!  Clean water was one of my first ideas after seeing a bee drink rain water of of a door mat left outside.  It landed on one of the plastic (most rugs/doormats are actually made of plastic) fibers and started to drink the water on it. It blew my mind how simple things are, yet we make them so complicated! The bee struggles to find clean water and is drinking from a dirty plastic rug! I set out on a mission to find a way to bring bees clean water.”

https://beecharmerofhawaii.com/