An ocean of thanks to the innumerable people and companies who have contributed to this journey over the years with encouragement, wisdom, spirit, useful goods, a warm meal, a helping hand, and/or financial support. Your combined generosity has made this voyage possible and taught me volumes about the power of Giving and supporting each other to our dreams…
Patagonia has been the pioneer of using business as a way to promote and take action on core environmental issues, while also making high quality, sustainably-sourced products that ’cause no unnecessary harm. 1% of profits go to grassroots organizations for environmental causes around the world. Patagonia encourages and inspires us to take our own adventures in wilderness and educates us on environmental issues.
Mizu makes stainless steel water bottles and other containers in an effort to provide a healthy, sustainable alternative to buying single-use plastic bottles. Pro snowboarder, Jussi Oksanen, founded Mizu after years of seeing plastic bottles being left out in the wilderness places he loves. Mizu bottles and water refill stations are part of a larger movement to curb single-use plastic dependency and clean up our non-biodegradable mess.
North Sails makes amazing sails. I’m incredibly grateful to be part of the North Sails team developing new ultra durable, high performance molded cruising sails. After more than 10 years of using hand-me-downs, Swell finally got new sails! Their 3di technology even allows for less overseas shipping in the production process, reducing its carbon footprint. I happy about that.
Zeal is so passionate about life outdoors and that being environmentally. leading the charge to be the first eco-responsible eyewear company, using plant-based materials in 100% of their sunglass frames! They’ve developed revolutionary 100% biodegradable sunglasses, have a massive tree-planting initiative, and generally spread good vibes and do the right thing by our Earth!
Avasol® believes active people deserve healthy skin protection that doesn’t harm their bodies or their planet. Their ultra-premium, high-end natural/organic/mineral skin and suncare products products are sustainably manufactured in the U.S. with ethically-sourced ingredients from around the world—an absolute revolution in sustainable suncare from the product to the packaging and business ethos.