Kindred Spirits

Scattered across Gaia are many individuals and organisations dedicated to raising awareness that all life is connected and what we do to one, we do to all.

To be effective and encouraged in this vital work, we all need to feel supported. Ocean Spirit is honoured to collaborate with like-minded people and organisations to create a network of support, idea-sharing, actions and a commitment to a healthy, harmonious planet.

If you are interested in joining this network of collaboration with us, please let us know.

Animal Spirit with Anna Breytenbach  Anna is a professional inter-species communicator and her goal is to raise awareness and advance the relationships among humans and other species, on both the personal and spiritual levels.

Divers for Sharks The mission of Divers for Sharks is to mobilize the diving community and ocean lovers to help reverse the global decline in shark populations.

Emily Penn is a close friend and dynamic advocate for the Ocean.  She is a professional skipper, international public speaker and advisor on issues relating to the Ocean.  Emily recently addressed Presidents, Prime Ministers and Fisheries & Climate Ministers from around the globe at the United Nations General Assembly ‘Sustainable Oceans and the Blue Economy’event.

Emily has been honoured with the FitzRoy Award at the 2016 Ocean Awards for her expeditions in 2014 and 2015 investigating the amount of plastic in the Ocean.

Global Ocean Legacy  works with local communities, governments and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of our most important and unspoiled ocean environments.

GoodFor New Zealand’s first zero packaging store just opened in Auckland and we visited them in their first week to interview James Denton whose brilliant idea it is!

Ila France Porcher is an ethologist, wildlife artist and author of The Shark Sessions.

Institute of Noetic Sciences  aims to create a shift in consciousness worldwide.

James Wharram Designs  are unique double-canoe style sailing catamarans inspired by the canoe craft of the Pacific.

James is a good friend and is the pioneer of offshore multihulls. In the mid 50’s, based on his research into ancient Polynesian boat design, James built the first off-shore Catamaran in Britain and sailed it out into the Atlantic. While the world’s yachting community were still dismissing such a design as a worthy sea-going vessel, James was landing his 23’6″ ‘Double Hulled Canoe’ called TANGAROA in the West Indies.  FB page

Just-Pick-It-Up our FaceBook page for everyone who is motivated to PICK UP plastic rubbish whenever and wherever they find it and to share their experiences.

Louise Livingstone  is a PhD research fellow focused on changing perspectives for a healthy and peaceful planet.

Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas.

Nora Shayeb is a good friend and neighbour. She has devoted her life and artistic skills to protecting the more-than-human world.
Her bronze sculptures of Australian wildlife are a beautiful reflection of her love for wild things.

Green Planet Radio  Auckland, New Zealand.  Friend, Tim Lynch, has devoted his life to raising awareness on all issues relating to planet Earth. Visit the radio archives to enjoy some great interviews.

Planet Whale is dedicated to changing the way we view whales and dolphins.

Dr Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and author, is best known for his hypothesis of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory.

Schumacher College  is an international centre for nature-based education, personal transformation and collective action, whose work is to inspire, challenge and question ourselves as co-inhabitants of the world.

Sea Change Wester Ross  is a local group based around the shores of the Wester Ross Marine Protected Area in Scotland – set up to encourage more local say in the management of inshore waters and their MPA. Sea Change Wester Ross firmly believes in protecting and celebrating the wonderful species which live within it.

The Rubbish Whisperer is a family business in Christchurch, NZ and emerged from their own desire to reduce rubbish. Their ethics and values fit beautifully in with Ocean Spirit.
They are a triple bottom line business who consider financial, environmental and ethical concerns to have equal value and donate 1% of sales to local environmental projects.

Tui Allen a mother, teacher, writer, web designer, photographer,cyclist, animal lover, environmentalist. Author of Ripple 

Voyage Vert  are devoted to creating a sustainable, international passenger sailing network on fast, modern sailing vessels, at the heart of which is a fleet of safe, commercially viable yachts and wind assisted ships. FB page.

WhaleFest brings the world together to give marine life and our oceans a bigger voice.