Founder of Aqua-Guard Spill Response takes significant action to raise awareness about the true condition of our beaches and oceans by launching free TruBeach app
VANCOUVER, BC, March 8, 2018 - Today, Nigel Bennett officially announced the release of TruBeach, the first app designed to crowd source information about the state of shorelines and beaches around the world. Nigel says there has already been an overwhelming amount of interest from around the globe since it went live two days ago (www.trubeach.co).
“As soon as people download Trubeach, take a photo of a shoreline and post a review, they are actually becoming part of a huge growing movement to help save our oceans,” said Nigel. “We intend to not only raise awareness around the world about the real condition of our coasts and oceans. We also want to make that information available to everyone so that we can all be making better decisions about what we do every day that impacts this most precious resource.”
Bennett has been helping protect global oceans and shorelines since he was 16. After leaving his father’s environmental consultancy, he founded Aqua-Guard Spill Response in 1992 to design and manufacture innovative marine oil spill response equipment. Over the past 35 years of traveling the globe to serve Aqua-Guard’s clients, he has watched our oceans become increasingly contaminated with plastic and garbage.
During a recent one-year sabbatical, he took his family on a trip around the world, surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling wherever there was an ocean. What really astonished them was the amount of plastic and garbage floating in the surf breaks after every rain. Upon returning to their home in North Vancouver, they decided to raise awareness by building an app that could crowd source data about local beach conditions in real time.
According to Bennett, “The solution is not just to start cleaning up our oceans. We have to stop pollution at its source. Trubeach will help communities see the impact industrial and residential waste is having on their local shorelines. And with trash and plastic no longer out of sight, it will no longer be out of the public’s mind. That will drive many communities, especially ones that rely on tourism, to become more environmentally responsible.”
Nigel has also just released a book called Take That Leap: Risking It All for What Really Matters which describes his journey from young Canadian entrepreneur to successful global businessman and philanthropist. The book can be purchased directly on Amazon and through his website at www.nigeljbennett.com.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Aqua-Guard has been providing a range of state-of-the-the-art oil spill response solutions—all built on the company’s patented RBS TRITON™ technology—to clients in over 104 countries since 1992. With support from global partners and representatives, the company delivers some of the highest efficiency and recovery rates in the industry to even the remotest locations around the globe. More information at www.aquaguard.com.
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