The Power of Individuals: MoveShake Launches to Tell Stories of Change

Telling the stories of movers and shakers around the world and inspiring action for positive change. 

What happens when you commit your life to making real change?

Ask Julio Solis, a sea turtle conservationist in Puerto San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico. In his youth, Julio poached sea turtles until a life-changing mentor shifted his perspective about his relationship with the ocean. Julio is now working to protect the sea turtles by running a nonprofit dedicated to preserving Magdalena Bayʼs natural resources, becoming a role model for his community and conservationists around the world.

Inspired yet?

Changing the world can appear a daunting task, but often it’s as simple as identifying the one thing that you are passionate about. In Solis’ case, it’s sea turtles, but we all have an issue or a cause that we identify with, a place that we can make a difference. That is the motivator behind MoveShake, a new character based film series that gives an inside look into the lives of people dedicating themselves to their cause and the personal struggles and successes that come with their journey.

Solis’ story premieres on June 7, 2012 from 7-9pm MDT as part of an online screening that also includes a Q&A with EcoSalon friend Shannon Galpin of Mountain2Mountain, another MoveShake story screening during the online premiere. Joining director Allie Bombach and Galpin in the Q&A session is Wallace J. Nichols, co-founder and director of SeeTurtles and founder of LiVEBLUE. A mentor in Solis’ life, Nichols was the man who originally inspired him to protect endangered sea turtles instead of poaching them.

Inspiring people to be movers and shakers in their own community, over the next few months MoveShake will continue to share the stories of individuals who are making a difference. They are not super heroes or billionaires or politicians, they are simply people that have found a cause that they are passionate about and committed to making a difference.

Want to take part in the MoveShake community? Check out MoveShake Unite, a place to share the positive change you see in your world everyday. Whether it’s an organic farm in your backyard or a community beach clean up, MoveShake is collecting visuals of positive change and posting them on the website. All you have to do is snap a photo on Instagram and tag it with #moveshake when you see:

  • Something you want to make change in
  • Someone making positive change
  • Change already being made


Now go forth and be the change that you want to see in the world.

Images: Allie Bombach

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.