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Your Ass Is Grass

Sit on the grass; look out at the trees; wake up in the field; float on the water. These four frolics in nature are woven into the fabric of the vintage French furniture reclaimed by Chair Couture, a delightful contemporary source that seeks to make stuffy, highbrow seating more down […]

Catching Cleaner Waves in Malibu

Where would Malibu be without its surfers and where would its surfers be without safe water? That’s part of the driving energy behind the Legacy Park project. Construction has been launched this week as veteran wave riders joined Malibu City Council to reduce stormwater pollution in Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon […]

Why Is There a Trash Vortex Forming in the Pacific?

What is the Pacific Garbage Patch? Simply put, it’s a swirling mass of plastic in the middle of the Pacific ocean that is big enough to qualify as the planet’s largest landfill. Roughly located in an area between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N, much of the world’s trash […]

Ocean Plastic Pollution Meets Its Match: A 19-Year-Old

Kids these days. Texting with one hand, solving the world’s problems with the other. Meet Boyan Slat, a 19-year-old Dutch student who has plans to remove more than 7 million tons of plastic waste currently polluting the world’s oceans. Slat created the Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization that’s helping […]

Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death: YOUR Plastic Footprint

  It’s been an interesting few weeks. UN meetings, talks with major film and television networks about filming my nonprofit’s expeditions as we sail around the world studying plastic in our oceans. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the concept of global pollution in terms of scale. The scale of problems […]

Lustables: Karenjess Jewelry Pulled from the Sea

Karenjess jewelry is pulled from the sea and cast in reclaimed metals. Karenjess says that when considering starting her own line, her ultimate dream was to cast shells from around the world in sterling silver and create simple, one-of-a-kind pieces that would carry a story of where they were found.

The Friday 5: Change Something Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week. Change. We need it to stay sane. The world needs it to stay habitable. Where can it be found? Here are 5 suggestions from the last week at EcoSalon. In inspiring stories. In a pair of running shoes. In a sunlit headstand. In […]

Océé – Riding the Slow Fashion Wave

The recently launched eco-conscious fashion line Océé is inspired by oceanic imagery. Each piece is made to order and 2% of the proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation Europe. Océane Buret connected with the ocean at an early age, while spending summers sailing with her family across France and Europe. Since then, […]

Plastic Surgery: Where Will Japan’s Tsunami Garbage Go?

SeriesEnvironmental cleanup in the wake of Japan’s twin disasters. Part 4 in a special series. A surreal and compelling mix of headlines (read: Royal weddings, Osama bin Laden) may be dominating this week’s news, but the unfolding events in Japan after the March earthquake and tsunami – compounded further by […]

30 Quotes About the Ocean

From sea to shining sea. The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t. –Christopher Paolini The sea, once it casts its […]

See the Great Barrier Reef Without Getting Wet [Video]

I’ve always wanted to travel to the Great Barrier Reef and this amazing video makes me want to go even more. A few years ago, David Attenborough helped make one of the most beautiful nature experiences of all time. “After donning Samsung Gear virtual reality headsets, viewers can journey back […]

Name This Robot!

This September, The Nature Conservancy will launch the first controlled study of its kind to assess the impact of trawl fishing off California’s Central Coast-and you can be part of naming the new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that will be gathering the data. The nominations are: Beagle -Darwin’s famous ship. […]

10 Ocean Conservation Groups Making a Difference

These 10 organizations work tirelessly to protect the world’s oceans and all of the life they contain from overfishing, global warming and other threats. Global fisheries are on the verge of collapse, global warming is raising ocean temperatures, coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate and runoff from farms […]

Video: Drawings on the Wall

Seeing a love of the water on land. Art, sand and the sea come together in this short by Red Reel Video, as they follow artist Alejandro Gonzalez through his work in Baja, Mexico, bringing the wonders of the ocean to the surface.

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See the Great Barrier Reef Without Getting Wet [Video]

I’ve always wanted to travel to the Great Barrier Reef and this amazing video makes me want to go even more. A few years ago, David Attenborough helped make one of the most beautiful nature experiences of all time. “After donning Samsung Gear virtual reality headsets, viewers can journey back […]

Ocean Plastic Pollution Meets Its Match: A 19-Year-Old

Kids these days. Texting with one hand, solving the world’s problems with the other. Meet Boyan Slat, a 19-year-old Dutch student who has plans to remove more than 7 million tons of plastic waste currently polluting the world’s oceans. Slat created the Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization that’s helping […]

Océé – Riding the Slow Fashion Wave

The recently launched eco-conscious fashion line Océé is inspired by oceanic imagery. Each piece is made to order and 2% of the proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation Europe. Océane Buret connected with the ocean at an early age, while spending summers sailing with her family across France and Europe. Since then, […]

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