TED Talks, redesigning consumer habits and turning trash into shoes in Bali

The road to TEDx was a real life journey of will-power and dedication like I had never experienced before. Although I have given many talks in my career this one was different. To me, it was the superbowl of talks so I needed to be ready. Luckily, I had a great coach named Heather and…

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Incan Aloha: Making Surfboards Out Of Trash

We travel across the globe with quiver in hand and fingers crossed that we arrive with intact boards. If they survive that leg, who knows whether the boards will survive the surf. When they don’t, we are left with piles of broken boards, drained of their wave riding potential. Creating surfboards out of this trash…

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trash on bali beaches. photo by jasonchilds

Clean Up Bali

As we are all aware, plastic is a major issue around the world. California looks poised to become the first state to ban plastic bags statewide. But this is the first we have heard of any efforts in Bali. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the amount of plastic refuse on Kuta Beach has been…

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