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OceanGybe speaking at Karma Bag event (Thursday)

Ocean Gybe is speaking at this Surfrider event on Thursday in Victoria. Plastics, oceans and surfing! Stoked to pick up a Karma Bag. Come out to support OceanGybe, Surfrider and our Oceans.

https://www.facebook.com/events/247771655369527/


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Vancouver Plastic Awareness Art Campaign

The Plastic Pollution Coalition is back at it ! Right here in Vancouver, they installed a giant plastic 6-pack holder on the orca whale exhibit on the corner of Georgia and Thurlow Streets ! Go and check it out !

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Tidelines fine cut is complete ! Whoooooohoooo !

We have just received word from Andrew Naysmith of OakBayJohnny Productions and Arwen Hunter of SomethingSomethingStudios that final cut of Tidelines is complete ! Huge congratulations and thanks to Andrew and Arwen for working so hard on this project !

The film is off to film festival submissions and then bring it to all of you – we couldn’t be more excited. We have a long list of people to thank, and will do so in due time, but firstly we would love to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our Kickstarter supporters ! Continue reading

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Plastic Bag Bans in Africa, Plastic Bottle Bans in the US and Plastic Pollution Coalition at it again !

First up, the small African country of Mauritania has stepped out and banned the plastic bag:

Mauritania has banned the use of plastic bags to protect the environment and the lives of land and sea animals.

More than 70% of cattle and sheep that die in the capital, Nouakchott, are killed by eating plastic bags, environment ministry official Mohamed Yahya told BBC Afrique.

Plastic bag manufacturers could be jailed for up to a year. Plastic makes up a quarter of 56,000 tonnes of waste produced annually in Nouakchott, official statistics show.

Mauritania’s Organization of Consumer Protection head Moctar Ould Tauf said he welcomed the ban, Efe news agency reports. It was of “particular importance” given the negative impact of plastic bags on the environment, animals and marine species, he said.

Environment Minister Amedi Camara said that nearly all of the plastic package waste is not “collected and is found in the natural environment – land and sea – where they are sometimes ingested by marine species and livestock, causing their death”. Continue reading

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Tsunami Debris Clean-up – Do your part…

The Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up team has begun to register volunteers to help with the clean-up effort that will be required when the buld of the Japanese Tsunami debris reaches our beaches. Follow this link to add your name…

The Centre for Alaskan Coastal Studies is also readying for the massive clean-up at hand. They just send out the following press release to mention their effort and hopefully inspire more volunteers to help out. Check it out….

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OceanGybe on Shaw TV

Shaw TV’s Jen Muranetz follow us out to Sombrio Beach last week as we collecting final clips for Tide Lines.The result was a great piece on OceanGybe, Tide Line and the beach where we started planning our circumnavigation of the planet. Sombrio beach is the brith place of OceanGybe, where we started to become aware of plastic pollution and then need for us to do our part in helping keep our oceans clean…

Click here to watch the Shaw TV piece…

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March 17th: OceanGybe Kickstarter Update and New Rewards

WOW ! Last week, we were at 75% funded when Ryan shot this short update video. Now we have $9000.00 donated by you and only 10% left! A huge thanks to all who have stepped up and supported Tide Lines so far.

We have some new rewards to announce including digital downloadable music by Current Swell, Jon and Roy, Tahuna Breaks and Vince Vaccaro. Vince has also donated some vinyl records to give away! Take a look and pledge ! We also have a 1-day SingleTrack Sampler Whistler bike tour with Arbutus Routes,  sterling silver jewellery from Thea Designs, and Energy Audits from Live Green Building Solutions in Victoria. Help us make our goal and get some great rewards in the process !

In this update, we have some news regarding the private producer’s party as well as some social ways you might be able to help support us if you are not able to donate financially.

Tweet it. Share it. Like it. Talk about Tide Lines with your people! Pass it on.

Thanks again for all your support.

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New Kickstarter Update and Rewards!

Given the incredible response we have had over the past week, we thought we would fire out a quick update via the old interweb. It is Friday morning, everyone needs a coffee to prepare for the weekend, so here is Hugh’s idea…

Here is Hugh, on board Khulula, updating us all.

In the rewards department, we have two new levels:

  • Thea Designs has donated 5 beautiful trademark Stirling silver OceanGybe Winged Anchors necklases
  • LiveGreenVictoria ‘s household energy audits are a winning deal. Reduce your energy consumption, use less plastic and help us with Tide Lines.
  • Stand by for more rewards from Arbutus Routes, a dinner cruise on Khulula, music downloads, and more gear !
  • Huge thanks to Sitka and KarenJess for their support !
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50% of our goal on the Tide Lines Kickstarter Campaign !

We just raised 50% of our total goal in one week. Al_x just pushed us over the midway mark ! The whole OceanGybe Tide Lines team is over the moon with all the support we have been receiving – a HUGE thank you to everyone who has pledged, linked, talked about and generally broadcast our Kickstarter Campaign !

However, we are still only halfway so still working at it.  Hugh has a new update in the works – check back for it tomorrow. Andrew, Arwen and all the incredible folks involved in producing Tide Lines are hard at work in basements, lofts and small dark rooms watching hours and hours of OceanGybe footage, picking the gems from the rough, polishing them, and placing them in exactly the right spot ! Thanks again to everyone and lets keep the momentum going !

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Hugh on CFUV radio station…

Hugh was recently on The K-Dub radio show at CFUV in Victoria. He chats about our trip, the missions behind OceanGybe and what we found. His chat begins approximately 2/3 of the way through the broadcast, so feel free to fast forward if you only have so much time. Thanks to all the K-Dub for helping us get the word out. Click here for the broadcast !

http://thekdubshow.ca/?p=526

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