I am involved in a variety of organizations and projects to innovate our transition to a responsible, thriving way of life on Earth.
Kumu is the first innovation lab for transformative activism. Kumu‘s mission is to learn, conceive, incept, incubate and measure innovative, transformative ways to accelerate our transition to a sustainable, thriving way of life on Earth, with a focus on the prevention and early response to emerging and future envirosocial issues. Kumu has nonprofit status through its fiscal sponsor and Innovation partner, the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Kumu is headquartered in the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California.
Midway (Project and Feature Film). Founding Team Member
Midway Journey is a transmedia art project led by Chris Jordan to witness the catastrophic effects of our disposable culture on the albatross colonies of the remote Pacific island of Midway, while exploring the multiple layers of metaphor that converge there. A feature film directed by Chris Jordan (of which I am an Associate Producer) is scheduled for theatrical release in 2014, and it is￼￼ poised to become a cultural landmark: 15+ million views of the trailer, spreading virally at 85k views per day, 30+ million views for related media, and 50,000+ small donations received online
Plastic Kills. Founder
Plastic Kills, El Plástico Mata, Le Plastique Tue, La Plastica Uccide, Plastik Tötet.. This is a series of worldwide campaigns to demand the public’s right to know the dangers of plastic to the environment, animals and human health, as it is the case with of other substances and materials, such as tobacco. This campaign beta-launched first in Spanish (ElPlasticoMata.com) in March 2013. Other languages will roll out throughout 2013
BlooSee is a a technology company harnessing the best ocean information and making it accessible and useful. BlooSee’s vision is a world where everyone with a passion for the ocean can access trusted, up-to-date information anytime, anywhere. The ocean is the planet’s living support system. BlooSee ia a platform to foster a sustainable enjoyment of the oceans. I was a Vice President of Community and Strategy, then Strategy Advisor, and now I am a Partner. Visit BlooSee . Get the iPhone App. My profile on BlooSee
Plastic Pollution Coalition. Cofounder
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals sharing the goal of a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts. Member organizations (over 150 from all over the world) include Greenpeace USA, Surfrider Foundation, Conservation International, Breast Cancer Fund, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Algalita Marine Research Foundation, Environment California, and many more. Full list here. Notable supporters include: Rosanna Arquette, Ed Begley, Jr., Jackson Browne, Laura Dern, Danny Glover, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Tim Robbins, Kelly Slater, ans many others. Full list here. Advisors include: Sylvia Earle (oceanographer, National Geographic, NOAA); Fabien Cousteau, oceanographer; Steve Miller, (Founding Project Manager, Google Oceans); Captain Charles Moore (pioneer in the study of plastic pollution and Founder, Algalita Marine Research Foundation). Wallace J Nichols, founder BlueMind, and member of the California Academy of Sciences; Claudia Welss, founder, Next Now Collaboratory,… Full lists here and here. Fiscal Sponsor: Earth Island Institute