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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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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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Opportunity for Editor/Talent to be a part of "Tide Lines", the OceanGybe film

Tide Lines, the OceanGybe film, is starting to come together and it is going to be excellent! Oak Bay Johnny Productions and Somethingsomething studios are doing some excellent work and early edits are looking incredible. The task is not a small one, as the team wades through 100′s of hours of footage, interviews, 1000′s of photo’s… We need a hand, and are looking for two volunteers:

  1. An editing assistant to help log some of the footage.  We can provide the required training.  Preferably based in Victoria, but could be done remotely.  Good opportunity to gain experience and training and KARMA
  2. A female voice over talent who would like to lend their abilities to the film as may be required by the script.  Great opportunity for a major credit on a meaningful documentary.

Sound like something you would be interested in? We would love to have your help. Please contact Arwen Hunter at arwen@somethingsomethingstudios.com

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Learn more about the Japanese Tsunami debris coming to BC.

March 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that claimed the lives of thousands. It also dumped millions of tons of debris into the ocean that is now making its way to the across the Pacific towards the NW Hawaiian Islands and the coasts of BC.  The story has been covered by almost every news channel but many have not taken the time to speak to the professional scientists looking at this. On Tues, Feb 28, you will have your chance to listen to the experts. Continue reading

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The Story of Stuff Podcast…

Annie Leonard, from The Story of Stuff, has recently started a podcast series looking at innovative solutions to reducing plastic use as well as success stories. Her first installment has just been released. She sits down with Andy Keller, of Chico Bags, and Rose Timmer, who lead the charge in Brownsville, Texas to ban plastic bags. Funny how many of us Canadian sit up here and look down, figuratively, about environmental movements in the lower US. Here Texas (Texas, seriously ? ) is making more appropriate steps to reduce plastic pollution than Vancouver. Vancouver, a city which plans to the Greenest City in the WORLD by 2020. Maybe we need to look down to see how we too can change…

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Plastic Debris on Beach Traps Turtles.

Christmas Island is an Australian island, which lies just east of Cocos Keeling and just west of Bali, Indonesia. After all the pollution we found on the island of Cocos Keeling (click here), it was not suprising to see this footage of baby turtles getting stuck in the large pieces of plastic debris that have washed up on the beaches of Christmas Island.

Click more below to see the clip… Continue reading

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OceanGybe Presentation in Victoria

The OceanGybe crew are coming to Victoria ! As part of the Blue Water Cruising Club’s monthly lecture series at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, the OceanGybe team will be telling their story of circumnavigating the globe by sailboat tonight. By combining an hour long high quality photographic slide show with an educational and inspiring PowerPoint presentation, the OceanGybe team hopes to inspire you to follow your dreams and also reduce your use of disposable plastics at the same time.

Details: Jan 17th, 7:30pm, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road,  $5 for members, $10 for non-members

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We need your help to pick the title of the Oceangybe film coming this spring. Take a second to vote…

Check out the poll here:

http://www.facebook.com/OceanGybe?sk=wall

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The OCEANGYBE Film is COMING SOON!

Apparently making a movie is a lot more involved than is obvious at first. We initially planned to have the film finished in the Spring of 2011 (The current trailer on our website still references this date), 6 months after the completion of Khulula’s circumnavigation. The date has come and gone, and we are getting many inquiries from our supporters who want to see it! This note is for you – we have a definitely and firm release date for the end of April 2012. OceanGybe will be working along with Andrew Naysmith of Oak Bay Johnny Productions and Arwen Hunter of Gamut Productions and Something Something Studio’s.

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Big Wild Buck$ – We need your vote…

Big Wild Bucks is a on-line environmental public-voting grant system founded by The Big Wild.org.  Big Wild Bucks offers $10,000 in funding for education and conservation programs around Canada and, this year, OceanGybe was selected to be on of the finalists. We need YOUR vote. Please check the website here, and vote for OceanGybe.

The Big Wild is a conservation movement that makes it easy for you to stand up for wilderness protection campaigns by harnessing the power of the internet to display public opinion on conservation issues. Check out their website here…

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