Congratulations to the winners of the TruBeach bursary to attend Triplit Conference 2019!
Bryan Hynes is a smiling, adventuring, nature loving, creative, mentoring, people-passionate person based in Torquay on the surf coast of Victoria, Australia. In 2017 he picked up a camera to combine his creative side with his background of travel, expedition, nature, people, conservation and adventure.
For the past 10 years, Bryan has worked on many projects around responsible travel and influencing the youth of tomorrow while also leading schools on trips in developing world countries.
His goal in his video production is to find engaging and emotive ways to connect people with stories, because when we connect emotionally it has a stronger effect on memory and creating action.
Dounya Cherqui is originally from Morocco and has lived in about 12 different countries
Dounya tries to give back as much as she can on a daily basis whether it is through volunteering for women empowerment and children, or living a more sustainable life.
She is currently creating a watch brand with Antonino Raviele called Ora, that combines design, minimalism and sustainability. Their goal is to raise awareness about the current situation of our planet with a specific focus on the oceans. They believe we are all able to have an impact at our own scale and their new watch brand is about inspiring people to do so, and to be better versions of themselves everyday.
Dounya does not want to inspire fear and guilt but rather positivity and positive awareness as to how easy it can be to actually have an impact.
Check out this fantastic work by Sitka. These guys are the real deal and trying to make a difference. TruBeach is proud to support them in their efforts to combat plastic pollution.
"On Friday we launched our new film 'plastic beach.' This film documents our work with Clayoquot Cleanup to remove, at an industrial scale, ocean plastics. In a 2 week period we removed 34,000 pounds of plastic from the remote beaches of Clayoquot sound (near Tofino).
The timing of this launch is reminding people in this time of extreme consumerism and gift buying to be mindful and to make purchases of products that are not made of plastic and not packaged in plastic.
Additionally...from the 23rd - 26th of November Sitka will be donating 100% of sales to further fund our efforts with Clayoquot Cleanup and continue to restore these once pristine beaches".
The film is public now: https://vimeo.com/298071842/29bda83fe9
Beach cleanups are becoming more and more common around the world. People who use the beaches and play in the ocean are giving their time and energy to try and combat the results of ocean pollution. In doing so, they are also raising awareness of the problem to the general public.
When you join a beach cleanup you join a global community of people who care. Hats off to the Mavericks crew, Surfrider Pacific Rim, Vancouver, NorCal, San Mateo, Central and Ocean Legacy for their efforts. TruBeach is thrilled to be a free and useful tool in the documentation and reporting of these events.
TruBeach is profiled in Surfrider Foundation’s latest newsletter! This is great for us as it helps to spread the word and grow our community, thereby increasing awareness of the state of our coastlines. Thanks Surfrider!
Over the past 35 -years I have been fortunate to travel the world on business. But I have seen so many coastal areas around the globe away from the resorts that are highly polluted and out of site of regular citizens. Together we need to help bring awareness and education to the true state of our coastlines and oceans. Please upload all your recent beach photos to our free app Trubeach.
By doing so you will be part of the movement helping to create an ocean in which we will be proud to have our grandchildren swim and play.
The Trubeach crew volunteered with Surfrider Pacific Rim (www.pacificrim.surfrider.org) on a beach clean up of Florencia Bay, Tofino area this past month.
“The beach clean up was a success we collected mostly small pieces of plastic, bottles and rope but when looking deeper we found mamy small styrofoam beads at the high water line. Working together with a great group of young volunteers from Surfrider was a pleasure. Seeing young people volunteering their time to make a difference is very inspiring – Nigel Bennett Founder Trubeach”
TruBeach can be used as a tool by groups such as Surfrider and others to report what they see and do during beach clean ups. Sharing information on a community platform is very powerful, the more we report and share the quicker we can educate the population to be aware when they throw something away. The question is where is away. The answer is much of the time away ends up in our oceans.
By supporting groups like Surfrider and using Trubeach (www.trubeach.co) as a tool to report the “Tru” condition of our beaches and oceans, collectively we can change the tide of pollution in our oceans.
Thanks again to the support from Surfrider Pacific Rim and all the volunteers for making this day a success.
Surfrider Pacific Rim – Jason Sam Chairman; Colleen Sedgwick – Committee Lead ; Lilly Woodbury – Chapter Manager and all the other Surfrider volunteers also thanks to volunteers from Trubeach Kina Bennett, Mac–dawg Sheridan and Rieko Bennett.
TruBeach is looking to expand and improve our database, options, and availability. This is in response to the requests and feedback we have received from users. With that in mind, we have created a Go Fund Me page. Here is what we are looking to accomplish:
- TruBeach is currently available for IOS in the App Store. We would like to develop an android version to increase our reach.
- We have over 750 North American beaches currently in our database and are trying to expand our library and community reach globally.
- We would like to include new features in the App which have been identified as useful by ocean conservation groups.
Please contribute any amount if you are able. Contributions of $50 or more receive a free TruBeach t-shirt. Thanks so much for helping. Together we can make a difference.