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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Saving The Ocean By Turning Abandoned Fishing Nets Into Skateboards

There’s a giant island of trash the size of Texas that lives in the middle of the Pacific Ocean called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch; it’s a mass of micro and macro plastics, shipping containers, fishing nets, abandoned long lines (miles of hooked lines that continue to catch and kill), buoys, barrels, plastic bottles, lighters,…

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