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 – janey@oceanspirit.org

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.

Eat Less Plastic Mission Statement: to educate the generations of tomorrow about the global single-use plastic problem, so positive solutions can start today.

Earth Law Center envisions a future in which humans and Nature flourish together. Earth Law is the idea that ecosystems have the right to exist, thrive, and evolve – and that Nature should be able to defend its rights in court, just like people can.

Emerge Institute enables individuals and teams to grow their capability to innovate and address complex problems. “What if the Nature was an equal stakeholder in your environmental innovations? What if you innovated from a place of deep inter-connectedness with Nature, others and self, rather than one of separateness? What might happen?

Pew Bertarelli 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

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.

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

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 with leading figures, internationally and nationally on a breadth of green topics.

GreenWave is an ocean farmer and fisherman-run organisation dedicated to changing the human relationship with the ocean by building a new blue-green economy that creates jobs, mitigates climate change and grows healthy food for local communities.

Ila France Porcher is an ethologist, wildlife artist and author of The Shark Sessions. She has observed wild animals all her life and is dedicated to establishing the sentience of animals in literature.

Institute of Noetic Sciences  reveals a deeper understanding of our inner worlds, our shared reality, and the interconnection between all things.

James Wharram Designs  are unique double-canoe style sailing catamarans inspired by the canoe craft of the Pacific. James is a good friend and the pioneer of offshore multi-hulls. 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.

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

My Sunshine is a non-toxic sunscreen made with only the finest quality healthy ingredients – safe for both humans and Gaia. It is vegan, has been tested only on humans and complies to one of the highest standards in the world. No nasty chemicals, and is ocean / reef safe.

Planet Whale is the global platform for everybody interested in whales, dolphins and protecting the marine environment.

Plastic Free Kaeo are a dedicated team, mainly driven by young people, whose aim is to make Kaeo single use plastic free. Their initial focus is on making beautiful reusable shopping bags.

Dr Rupert Sheldrake, 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 community group and marine think-tank 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 and and articulating the area’s specific needs.

The Ocean Race has made a commitment to embed sustainability at its heart and aims to act as a catalyst to help restore ocean health. Glenn will be sitting on an international panel of Governments, global business, industry, the scientific community, academia and passionate ocean advocates on 27th May – presenting a case for personification of the Ocean.

The SeaBin Project “If we can have rubbish bins on land, then why not have them in the ocean?” Our Trust has been instrumental in coordinating a collaborative community effort to bring the SeaBin to Aotearoa New Zealand. Our local Tutukaka Marina – has one of 2 SeaBins in the country. The Seabin Project aims to provide practical and tangible solutions to reduce plastics in the Ocean.

Take 3 for the Sea Take 3 is building a global movement of people through education that inspires participation – removing plastic pollution from the environment. Plastic represents a disconnection by using materials that last forever in products used only once. The Ocean is downhill from everywhere – take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or anywhere, and you have made a difference.

The Rubbish Whisperer is a family business in Christchurch, NZ and emerged from their own desire to reduce rubbish. Their Mission: To continually develop and source alternatives to single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic pollution. Their ethics and values fit beautifully in with Ocean Spirit. They consider financial, environmental and ethical concerns to have equal value and donate 1% of sales to local environmental projects.

WhaleFest brings the world together to give marine life and our oceans a bigger voice. “From whales to dolphins, stingrays to starfish, our oceans provide us with air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat. It’s time we did away with plastics, pollution, captivity and extinction. It’s time to show the sea some love.”

World Cetacean Alliance is the world’s largest marine conservation partnership and its vision is of “a World where cetaceans are only found in the wild, are respected and fully protected and live in sustainable habitats and in harmony with people everywhere.

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