Friends of the TransparentSea Voyage
The Environmental Defense Center protects and enhances the local environment through education, advocacy, and legal action.
"Since 1977 we have empowered community based organizations to advance environmental protection. Our program areas include protecting coast and ocean resources, open spaces and wildlife, and human and environmental health. We primarily work within Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.
EDC is organized as a §501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and provides legal counsel to other nonprofit organizations. We remain the only such public interest environmental law firm between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and thrive on the support of community members from within our region and beyond."-EDC Mission Statement
With an ethos of freedom from any limitations, Band of Frequencies draw their influences from a vast spectrum of roots, reggae, rock, soul, spiritual jazz, electronic and psychedelic styles to create their own expression. The band coined the phrases Free Soul, Cyclonic Sonics and Liberation Harmonics to describe their intentions to "allow the present moment to evolve into a sound future while reflecting a deep respect for all who have come before us." It’s this spirit that resonates within passionate music lovers who have embraced their sound. It's this essence that has lead to invitations to grace the stages of diverse festivals, at home and abroad, and record soundtracks to several internationally released surf films.
"Prepare to have your musical thirst quenched. Byron Bay's Band of Frequencies dabbles in the whole pallet of musical genres;
Bluesy rock drips away into skull-melting lullabies that pitter-patter like rain into jazz-fusion grooves that inevitably wander off somewhere else altogether."- Travis Ferre (US SURFING Magazine)
* Live review from BAND OF FREQUENCIES at the Sound Lounge, Currumbin Beach, GC
There are plenty of accomplished musicians out there. But only a few manage to attain a state where they become a finely tuned antennae to swirling cosmic forces, channelling unseen spiritual energies and transforming a live music performance into a transcendental experience. I know, I’m gushing, but I just happen to believe Band of Frequencies and their other-worldly frontman are that good. Catch them if you can.”- Tim Baker (Surfing World Magazine) live review from BAND OF FREQUENCIES at the Sound Lounge, Currumbin Beach, GC
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. We work to reduce suffering and improve the lives of all animals by advocating for better laws; investigating animal cruelty; conducting campaigns to reform industries; performing animal rescue and emergency response; and providing care to animals through our sanctuaries, emergency shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and clinics.
MerSea Beaucoup was born of Lauren Hill as a place for celebrating the things she loves most: the ocean, surfing, and thoughtful engagement with life. Lauren has a degree in Environmental Science from Stetson University, where she conducted research and published articles on surfing and environmentalism, but has yet to utilize her degree in any "respectable" career-like setting. She has especially warm feelings for her hometown, St. Augustine, knee high peelers, old rock 'n roll music, compassionate humans and her dog, Karma.
Rachel Bardin practices a variety of computer voodoos including video editing and web design. She likes taking closeouts and pictures of other peoples dogs.
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
You can think about that as three concepts. "Protection and enjoyment", we don't want to put a velvet rope around a beach and tell people to keep off.
We're surfers, we're beach goers, we're watermen... we enjoy the coasts. We're a user group. Next up is "oceans, waves and beaches." Think coastlines, we're engaged with environmental issues that affect our coastlines. "Powerful activist network" speaks to how we go about this mission. We are a grassroots organization. We're local in many coastal regions.
We're moms, we're surfers, we're kids and teens... we're you. We're engaged to protect what we love; oceans, waves and beaches.