Amidst the idyllic panoramas of almost godly shaped waves, surf cruises and nasi goreng orders, an ancient local culture in the Mentawai is struggling.
Since plastic was invented in the late 19th century we have created about 9.2 billion tons of this. Today, about 18 percent of plastic worldwide is recycled. The rest is incinerated or dumped in nature and landfills. Now we must deal with it.
This heartfelt sentiment was shared by the Indigenous elders who sat by the campfire with us, gifting their knowledge and understanding of this place, lifting us up to walk alongside them as we do this urgent work of healing the country, healing ourselves.
Plastic is one of the most versatile creations of modern history with unrivaled application at a material level. However, it has become apparent that because of its durability and absence of waste management infrastructure, a significant amount of plastic is entering the oceans.
In December 2017, 11 expedition participants ventured across the Philippines with an objective to gain deeper knowledge and field insights in the origins of ocean plastic pollution.
In the Philippines, Negros in particular, the thing you notice first, the thing that stays with you, is the people. They are perhaps the kindest and most inventive population we have ever met.
Never before the Yaegl victory had any group been given title over the sea, in the history of British colonisation.
An important element of our events is our work directly with local community and organisations. Showcasing passion, knowledge and expertise from the neighbourhood, alongside national and international appearances.
Let’s sip for a moment and talk about one of the most important elements needed for life, as we know it, on this planet.
This is a critical event in the Filipino sugar industry, allowing landlords to develop a dependable, controlling system of perpetual nearly-free work from the peasants. This is known as the hacienda system... is it modern slavery?
Pristine and violent waters surround the Philippines, an archipelago nation made up of 7,107 islands.
An interview with Jess Ponting, of STOKE Certified & the Centre for Surf Research
There is an interesting ancient belief that is still alive within the Sumbanese people.
We sit somewhere on the spectrum between blissfully unaware and frustratingly helpless.
Chattin' with Peter de Menocal, the lead scientist for WSL PURE.
If you are yet to experience the sexiness of sustainability, well dear friend, you have come to the right place.
Tony Butt the big wave surfer and ocean scholar spills the beans.
Orange is out compadres. On Wednesdays we wear waste.
A musical journey for the tribe, so kick back and enjoy the trip.
There's something about Byron - The region looking to redefine what a sustainable metropolis is in the current Australian geopolitical landscape.
In collaboration with Modibodi, VOX POPULI deliver innovative sanitary products to the women and girls of remote Palawan.
VOX POPULI embrace the wilderness & provide educational resources to the children of remote Palawan.
Investing in sustainability means sacrificing financial performance, right? WRONG!
Your wetsuit is likely made from petrol.
Take your fancy pants off, because you're about to be knee deep in a hole filled with old sh*t.
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