Soccer sensation Neymar Junior is teaming up with Jon Rose and Waves for Water for an amazing new project in Brazil. Thirsty to Win, or Sede de Vencer, will follow the Confederation's Cup in Brazil, stopping in each of the cities and bring filtration systems to the neighboring communities in need. To learn more, check out this video or wavesforwater.org.
It's been a long six months since Hurricane Sandy has made landfall — and the relief efforts are still going, and going strong thanks to Jon Rose and Waves for Water. Press play to relive one man's account of the storm and to see how Jon, along with locals, are rebuilding homes and lives on the east coast. One small way to help is with a purchase of one of our Hurley H2O Hurricane Sandy tees. All proceeds from these shirts go towards Jon and his relief initiative.
At Hurley we live every day like it's Earth Day - which is easy, thanks to Hurley H2O! Because with the help of H2O and these stainless steel canteens, we've banned single-use plastics from the Hurley campus, and in turn from our homes... and we want you to do the same! So, on Earth Day (April 22nd, 2013) get a free, reusbale water bottle with any purchase from Hurley.com, on us. Happy shopping, and more importantly, happy Earth Day. See more on Hurley H2O and how they're helping fight water scaricty around the world here.
The 17th annual Childrens Water Festival was held at UC Irvine and aimed to educated kids about their water footprint – something we think everyone should learn about. Hurley H2O partnered with the Ecology Center and their water shed, and Evan Marks spent two days educating kids on the shed, where Southern California water comes from, and how simple changes can make a difference. Press play and see for yourself.
Who made a splash (and really loves puns) on World Water Day? Hurley H2O and the Rob Machado Foundation, that's who! From making sure everyone who shopped on Hurley.com got a reusable water bottle, to kicking off Hydration Nation at Corona Del Mar High School. Hydration Nation is a great way to get your own high school involved: selling reusable water bottles, effectively eliminating single-use plastics at your school, simultaneously raising money for water filters that will help people around the world get access to clean water. Want to get involved, visit Hurley.com/hydrationnation for more details.
As a brand born from water, World Water Day is the epitome of a Hurley holiday. And though it might feel like every day is World Water Day at Hurley HQ, the Hurley H2O program is capitalizing on this opportunity to educate the public about global water scarcity. Three key programs will aim to combat the consumption of single-use plastics, as well as raise awareness around water conservation and clean water initiatives. These combined efforts will help to provide access to clean water for those in need.
To kick off the day, Rob Machado will pay a visit to Corona Del Mar High School for the 4th installation of Hydration Nation: a program that empowers students to raise awareness on their own campus, eliminate plastics and bring innovative filters to countries in need of clean water. Once completed, Rob will head back to Hurley HQ with Evan Marks from The Ecology Center for a digital Q&A with fans on the Hurley Facebook page. All the while, Hurley.com will be giving away free reusable water bottles with every purchase made on World Water Day.
To learn more about World Water Day, H2O and simple ways you can make a difference, visit hulrey.com/h2o.
Hurley H2O and the Rob Machado Foundation are partnering with select high schools to combat global water scarcity while promoting campus sustainability. H2O and RMF will install innovative water bottle refill stations in high school common areas. The school’s H2O club will inspire students to eliminate single-use water bottles in favor of canteens. They will also raise money for water filters, which will ensure access to clean drinking water in another nation. H2O and RMF will support students in documenting the experience to share with the local community and social media.
One in six people don’t have access to clean water. Five in six can help. To become part of the solution email email@example.com.
The idea is simple: do what you love and help along the way. It also happens to be the mantra behind Waves For Water. Jon Rose, the man who started Waves For Water, spoke at Chicago Ideas Week and shared the story of how he turned what he loves to do (surf) into a way to help people in need. Check out his inspiring talk here.
At first the US and North Korea seem like two places that couldn't be more different than one another — and on most levels they are. But after watching this video, you'll see that they are the same on the most important level: the human one. Because clean water is something that we all need, and being able to help another person, or receive help from another person, is an experience we can all appreciate. Jon Rose has taken the Waves for Water to some incredible places, but trust us, this one might have the most impact. Visit wavesforwater.org for more information on Jon's projects.
The Waves for Water volunteers have been working tirelessly to rebuild the New Jersey and New York coastline post-Hurricane Sandy. Their fearless leader, Jon Rose, took some time to fill in Outside Online on the foundation and the relief efforts taking place. Read Jon's interview at Outside Online.
Jon Rose and his thoughts on a place close to his heart, and the heart of Waves For Water: Bali. Good people, good work being done and, oh, a little cameo from Rob (on some way too fun-looking lefts). Press play now.
Rob Machado went back to school. No, not hair school (although we think his famed mane could teach some classes of its own), Rob went back to his very own high school to kick off Hydration Nation with the help of the new SDA H2O club. The kids at San Dieguito Academy are a very proactive bunch: they started their own H2O club, got their paws on some H2O water bottles and tees, figured out how to sell them while making profit to buy more and fund the H2O program at the same time, then they got Rob Machado to show up at their school and blow all other club fair booths out of the, ahem, water. Pun very intended. In the same day they also unveiled a new drinking fountain, which was good because the other one had been around since Rob went to school. We’ll be letting you know how you can bring Hydration Nation to your school soon, so stay tuned and, most importantly, stay hydrated! Click through for more photos from our day at SDA!
Press play to see how Oaxaca, Mexico got the H2O treatment thanks to Coco Nogalaes. A lot of videos are spawned out of the Hurley H2O movement, but this one is pretty cool because it shows how easy it is to give back, and as always, how meaningful it is for those who recieve the help. Thanks Coco!
Waves For Water started in 2009 after the tsunami disaster in Indonesia. Aiming to bring clean drinking water to every single person who needs it, Jon Rose and team have distributed over 100,000 live-saving filters across the globe. It's easy to forget that one in six people do not have access to clean water - including the people in our own backyard. W4W’s first mission on American turf takes place smack dab in the middle of the United States, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Learn more about the Lakota People and the work Jon, Waves For Water and H2O are doing to help our friends in the U.S. here.
It wasn't all fishing, cannonballing off the boat and surfing — the guys were doing some serious work down in Nicaragua. After all, there's no Nicaragua without "agua". And with that mantra in mind Jon Rose and Dane Zaun were able to provide the villages they visited with clean drinking water, while still getting to have a good time. Press play to see how good deeds and good surfing go hand in hand. Also be sure to read on for a letter from Jon Rose about the trip.
Last weekend Rob Machado was interviewed as a part of a special focus in the LA Times highlighting our responsibility to conserve water and protect our oceans. Rob discusses some of the great projects he has done with Hurley H2O around the globe and our plans for the future. Check out the interview to learn easy ways you can make a big difference straight from Rob.
Some friends of Hurley and Waves for Water just finished up a succesful clean water courier mission down south in Nicaragua. They went armed with water filters and met up with NSR and Surfari Charters to help bring clean drinking water to local communities. By the end of the day, the team had supplied enough filters for 18 wells in different communities located off the beaten path outside the Astillero fishing village. Heather McMandon from NSR explains, "We spent a lot of time educating the locals on the importance of clean water and we demonstrated how to use and maintain the filters. The locals were really interested, stoked and so appreciative." Hurley H2O would like to give a big thanks to everyone involved in the mission! Check the photos from the day's events below.
Our new friend and clean water activist, Derek Sharpe, needs your help. Derek explains: "We currently have 19 Community filters and 5 Family filters to take to Nicaragua with us. Waves for Water is going to convert the Family filter orders into Community filters because they benefit more people. Friday is the last day to purchase a filter if you would like to help us, help the people of Nicaragua. A Community water filter can filter 200 gallons of water per day. That's HUGE! We will be distributing the water filters to communities in need with the help of Surfari Charters and Nicaragua Surf Report. If you would still like to help, contact myself, Chad Hudson, Charlie Smith, Hayes Holloman or Baker Sharpe for more information. Let's get it done!"
Ever wonder how you can turn undrinkable water into clean, drinkable water for a village full of people who really need it? Well, we know a guy who has done that — quite a few times, and he can tell you exactly what it feels like to watch a village's reaction as their only source of water goes from dark to light — and safe to drink. His name is Jon Rose, read on for his Waves For Water update from Q'ero, Peru.
97% of Earth’s surface is water, so what better way to celebrate Earth Day than talking H2O? With our good friends from The Ecology Center, we were on hand at Irvine’s Salvation Store to sign up some H2O evangelists and take pledges for a happier planet. Jeff (aka Captain Earth), managed the info booth and “dropped some knowledge” on friendly patrons. To also celebrate the day, we dedicated a special in-store H2O space featuring limited edition product, educational info and recap videos of recent water relief missions. Check the photos below. Yay Earth!
In honor of Earth Day, this Sunday, April 22, we thought we'd let our H2O product have the spotlight for a few minutes. You see, H2O product and Earth Day go hand in hand because when you buy any H2O product (and we've got lots of good options to choose from), 100% of profits go towards funding clean water programs. So don't be a dweeb, help celebrate Earth Day with a good looking pair of boardshorts or Beachriders. And sure, you're not chaining yourself to the rain forest in protest of deforestation, but if you're going to buy new trunks, you might as well buy the ones that can do some good. Happy Earth Day, we'll see you at the drum circle. Read on for our favorite H2O boardshorts and more.
Evan Marks checks in to give us the scoop on this year's festivities at The Ecology Center. Read on below and be sure to join us Saturday, April 14th for some Earth Day fun.
Jon Rose is the man! And the guys over at The New Man Podcast seem to agree with us. Check out the interview Jon gave Tripp Lanier of thenewmanpodcast.com and hear nuggets of wisdom such as, the one secret to success, finding your calling, career transitions, following your fun, thriving vs surviving and figuring out what you love to do. Sounds pretty informative. Give it a listen here.
Earlier this week, at the Children's Water Festival, the Ecology Center's mobile Water Shed hosted hundreds of children around the Southern California area, who pledged more than 45,000 gallons of water savings. The mission was simple: to learn where our water comes from, make good water decisions daily and close the loop by pledging world water day everyday. For more, including photos from the day's events, head over to theecologycenter.org.
World Water Day went off in fine fashion. Jon Rose checked in from Brazil, the Ecology Center's Mobile Water Shed made some stops around town and water conservation knowledge was shared with the world. For all the happenings and events from the day, check out the photos below.
Pledging to show your support for Water World Day (and to kick start living every day like it’s World Water Day) is easy! You can tweet out what you’re pledging, or you can even jot down your pledge on a piece of paper and take a picture for Instagram. Also, we’re always available to be tagged on Facebook. Whatever you choose, make sure to include #worldwaterday in your pledge because if we see it, you could very well land yourself a new Hurley H2O tee! Examples of ways to pledge: pledging to turn the faucet off while you brush your teeth, to “flush smarter”, or to take shorter showers. Can't wait to get our pledge on with ya!
Happy World Water Day. It’s been 12 months since last World Water Day and we sure have been busy. Along with our friend Jon Rose at Waves For Water, we’ve spanned the globe helping people get access to clean water. So enjoy our H2O year in review video, helped made more enjoyable by the sounds of Switchfoot, as we recap our efforts in Liberia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Amazon and Haiti. Also, if you're liking the sound of this exclusive acoustic Switchfoot track — which was recorded at the Hurley Studio — click here to find out how you can get it.
Find out what the Hurley H2O intiative is and how you can help bring clean water to the world.
You’ve seen us at the beach and at other events, but here’s a taste at how they do it "down unda" — over 3,000 people pledging to make a difference. Were you there? Don't be shy, get in there and find your photo and blast it out to your fbff's. Though we typically encourage activism instead of voyeurism, feel free to peruse our pledges if you think it might lead to a little inspiration. Photo: Tim Barlow
You’ve read about the recent Afghan mission here before, but here’s the that truly captures the mission and its importance. And as you read this, phase two is in the works. Another 500 filters have been delivered thanks to former Wolfhound member and current HBO president, Bill Nelson. Thanks to Edd Flynn for the amazing coverage and wearing his bulletproof flak jacket at all times.
Bali has given us surfers the waves of our lives. So why not give back? Jon Rose, Waves for Water and H2O need your help to bring clean drinking water to the thousands of Balinese who need it. Through the Clean Water Courier program you can make a difference by bringing a few water filters to Indonesia (or anywhere else in the world for that matter) and passing them out to the local communities. You're still able to do what you love (surf), and help in the process. Learn more here.
We're assigning some required reading for this week: the latest issue of Surfing Magazine. The issue features Jon Rose and crew's Waves For Water initiative as well as a recent trip to Liberia (where the crew demonstrates how water filters are more important than the boards, bags or forecast). The 10+ pages of coverage in one of the world's best surf magazines has provided some great exposure for Waves for Water and our H2O program. Read on for the goods…
Ever wonder what city in the Orange County area is the most sustainable? Us too. And lucky for us, Hurley & H2O were able to host the OC Green Building Council's award ceremony for most Sustainable City. Hurley representatives, Robby Adams and Ben Edwards, helped judge the logo contest, sign up more water activists and made sure everyone had a good time. Congrats to the winning city of Anaheim for being so sustainable. Let's hope everyone else can follow their water footprints. For the official press release, click here.
What's that saying about turning water into wine? Well, how about instead, we turn wine into clean water for thousands of Indonesians in need? And that's exactly what we can do through Cultivate Wines' contest, "The Give". The non-profit with the most votes will receive a $50,000 grand prize - which translates into a lot of water filters for the people of Indonesia. So cast your votes here. You're allowed one vote per day up until March 30.
While we were reading up on our plumbing and mechanical news earlier today we stumbled upon this article in Official Magazine on Waves for Water and H2O. It provides great insight into the initiative's overall mission, recaps recent projects that Jon Rose and team have been a part of and explains how Waves for Water's no-nonsense take on the issue continues to make sure the underprivileged have access to clean drinking water.
H2O is getting coverage on all kinds of media outlets. For instance, a plumbing magazine, and now a blogger named Delinda who “just can’t get enough of any hottie who’s out there improving the world for those who need it most.” Head over to her site, athlebrities.com for the full write up on Jon and the H2O crew’s trip to see the troops in Afghanistan.
"Being raised by hippie parents and choosing a career path as a pro-surfer, I had literally zero experience with the military before starting my work in Haiti. The closest I ever came to the military was trying to sneak my way on to Camp Pendleton in San Diego because of the good surf there. But now having logged some serious time with our armed forces in two countries, I can say with confidence that I am incredibly grateful for their service. It is moments like these that truly showcase the greatness in humanity."
Click 'Full Story' to read more on Jon Rose's life-changing trip to Afghanistan with Waves For Water and H2O. And watch the amazing video right here.
The constant barrage of Holiday movies being played on every major television station has taken its toll on us here at Hurley. The movies got us so psyched on the Holidays that we decided to give away boatloads of free stuff to random Facebook commenters. Each selected winner had the choice of picking out a free Hurley jacket or donating the cash value of that jacket to have Hurley purchase a water filter on their behalf, and — through our H2O initiative — donate it to a region in need of clean drinking water. If the winner selected the second option — which all of them so graciously did — they received a Mystery Box in the mail. Here's what was in them…
You’ve heard us before, talking about the water in your toilet. That was more about putting a brick in it. Now, we actually connected with the people who created an innovative way to deal with what happens after the flush. Click "Full Story" to read on.
Evan and the Ecology Center were featured last week in the Orange County Register. The Ecology Center's new exhibit, 'Tools for Change', will open tomorrow, December 3rd. The exhibit will include displays on sustainable practices on water, food, waste, energy and shelter, plus kids zone for crafts and hands-on projects. Stop by and check it out! For more on the Ecology Center, go here.
Our friend Evan Marks, of the Ecology Center, spoke to a group of UCLA students last week. Here's what he had to say, "My talk was on 'Tools for Change' and how each and every one of us can make a difference. The narrative started with early learnings as a teen surfer and the impacts we have on our oceans. That led me through college and around the world exploring everyday ecological solutions around food and water. Four and a half years in I switched gears to tackle an educational void in my own backyard. Founding The Ecology Center just three years ago, we've seen progress in people coming together to make a difference in their own backyards. Thanks to Hurley our work around water literacy has expanded exponentially."
We're super stoked on all the Waves For Water activity that's been happening across the globe. From El Salvador, to Indo, clean water is reaching those in need, one filter at a time. One such story comes to us from our friend Timmy who brought water filters with him during his time with Surfing The Nations. Click through for Timmy's pictures and story and find out more on Waves For Water here.
In late September two roommates from Southern California, Shane and Andy, visited El Salvador to surf and do some good along the way. Inspired by the Waves For Water initiative, they decided to bring water filtration systems to the region, where water scarcity and quality are of huge concern. Click through for the whole story and for more information on Waves For Water, click here.
Hurley and Hurley )(2O teamed up with Variety Magazine for their Power of Youth event last weekend. Power of Youth encourages top young talent to get involved with philanthropic and humanitarian causes, using their positions in pop culture to motivate others. All good, but the real story here might be the fact that Captain Phantom was too star-struck by Rebecca Black, of "Friday" fame, to ask for a photo. And speaking of photos, click through for some neat images from the event.
Jason is a Nike ultra endurance athlete who has finished four Ironman Triathlons and two Ultraman World Championships with a paralyzed right arm and won an ESPY for Best Male Athlete with a Disability. Jason told us that he likes what the Hurley brand stands for and what the H2O initiative has been working towards, and will be sportin' his Hurley shirts and Phantom boardshorts as he sets off on a 306 mile run through Death Valley. No, that is not a typo. Jason and team hope to raise $1 million for Operation Blessing's Clean Water Program. To help, head over to the H2OPE page.
The latest addition to The Ecology Center's toolkit for water conservation is The Water Shed, a mobile learning device. On its maiden voyage, The Water Shed, visited a group of local second graders. While half of the class learned about the effect daily choices have on their watershed, the other half learned about global water access and how 1 in 6 people around the world depend on less than 5 gallons of water a day. For more information on The Ecology Center, visit their website here.
Jon Rose, the man behind Waves For Water, and the rest of the H2O crew headed down to Peru with their sights set on the Andes. While the boys got acclimated, they took some photos and sent them over with this note: "Hey boys... Just a few pics from yesterday... We're cruising around cusco area until Sat, getting acclimated, etc... then we'll head up the mountain to give the Q'ero people water on Sat. This place is truly breathtaking... Adios!" - JR. Click through for all of Jon's photos.
He's been popping up everywhere lately. From Haiti news stories, to CNN, to now, in Coastal Living Magazine. Jon Rose of Waves for Water and Hurley's H2O Campaign is traveling the world saving lives one filter at a time. For more on Jon's work go to wavesforwater.org.
Surfer. Clean Water Courier. Innovator. Meet Jon Rose of Waves For Water and Hurley's H2O program.
)(20 frontman, Jon Rose, checks in with us to explain how the new 'Game Changer' project is working to bring people together by combining sport and clean drinking water. It really is incredible stuff. Click through for the full story and photos. Video and photos: Tom Aiello
This month marks the anniversary of the devastating floods in Pakistan. Christian Troy and Jordan Tappis revisit Pakistan on behalf of Waves For Water.
)(20 frontman, Jon Rose, has been hard at work, distributing water filters in Brazil. We still have to brush up on our Portuguese speaking skills and have no idea what anyone in this news segment is saying, but we guarantee it's some super important stuff -- as always. Check out the video here and click into the story for photos of Jon's trip to Brazil.
We're honored to be partnered with Evan Marks, water conserver extraordinaire, and his foundation, The Ecology Center. So we're stoked to see them getting the recognition they deserve. The International Design Excellence Award committee has recognized The Ecology Center's "Splash!" campaign with the Gold Award in the Environment category, due to its ability to show "how good design can do more than look good; it can drive positive changes in the world." Click through for photos of the Splash! exhibit and full write up of the award. Photos: Courtesy of Evan Marks
A compelling edit from Mark Choiniere documenting Jon Rose's recent trip to the Amazon to surf the infamous Pororoca -- the tidal bore created during the extreme tides of the full moon -- and to deliver water filters to riverside villagers along the way. Video: Mark Choiniere (there we go, being redudant again)
)(2O frontman, Jon Rose, stopped by the set of Good Day LA to talk about his recent experience distributing water filters in the Amazon. Fitted out in a Japan Relief tee he went into Waves For Water's backstory and previewed some of the footage from the trip to South America.
Two Hurley H20 interns take a day trip to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano.
An update from Jack Rose (Jon's dad and founder of RainCatcher) before he and a team from Hurley head to Haiti on Saturday, June 11
Nike's VP of Creative Design, a man recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Designers of the century, Tinker Hatfield, will speak at The Ecology Center in an open-forum event
This month's Art Walk at 225 Forest featured the work of photographer Mark Choiniere. His recent trip to the Amazon with Waves For Water and Hurley's H2O program produced a collection he aptly titled, "Portraits of the Amazon: A photo exhibition of Brazil." All proceeds from the series benefit Waves For Water. Check out our photos from the event. Photos: Derek Bahn
Jon Rose's latest update from the Amazon
An update from artist, traveller, humanitarian and surfer, Jalian Johnston, who's been working in Africa since March
When can a T-shirt make a difference? When 100% of the profits from that shirt are put towards helping the victims of the tsunami in Japan. With that as our guiding principle, we recently launched our Japan Relief Tees collaboration, a project driven by our H2O initiative, which donates all the proceeds from the line of tees to Japan Tsunami Relief. Volunteering their artwork for this exclusive collaboration were renowned artists, James "Dalek" Marshall and Justin "Scrappers" Morrison. Said Bob Hurley: "My friends in Japan have provided inspiration to me since I was a child. Their recent tragic events in your country have reinforced my belief in the spirit of the Japanese people. Our prayers are with you and your families." Click here to help Japan.
It's "Bike to Work" week. To help get the message out, last Saturday, our friend Evan Marks of The Ecology Center hosted "Pedal Power." Said Marks: "It was a fun event that inspired bicycle literacy in the community with basic bicycle workshops, a family ride and a picnic. Good times for a good cause." Check out the video, here.
Jon Rose sends his first update from Brazil, some 30,000 feet above ground.
Said Evan Marks on The Ecology Center blog: "The Ecology Center was invited to teach a Backyard Skills workshop in Brooklyn by Holiday Matinee. For our first event in NYC, we were greeted by over 100 eager participants ready to make the perfect urban garden, terrariums! Thank you again to Holiday Matinee and Ford for your support in making this happen. We met many incredible friends along the way, and can't wait for our return. See you soon NYC!" Check out photos from the event on Flickr, here and here. Or watch video from the event, here. Photo: Holly Hoyt
If you follow Hurley, you know we like to partner with local high schools on a variety of different projects. But the aim of all of these collaborations is to provide kids with a platform to showcase their creativity. That trend continued this past weekend when Corona Del Mar High School students from the school's Visual Imagery class were recognized as the winners of the Hurley-sponsored H2O-themed tee shirt design contest. The reception was held at Hobie, where CDM Surf Team member Bristol Coon performed and students in attendance recieved free Longboards ice cream. Photos: Derek Bahn
Jon Rose, back from Japan, recounts the eye-popping Waves For Water relief mission to the tsunami ravaged region.
Jon Rose's media tour (we kidd) since returning stateside from a relief mission to Japan continued yesterday with an article written by Marcus Sanders on Surfine. Jon and Waves For Water continue to garner attention and notoriety given the program's un
Jon Rose was interviewed by the O.C. Register this week, where the focus was his recent trip to Japan and the work he's done in the last 18 months as the tip of the spear for Waves For Water and Hurley's H2O program. Definitely worth reading. Click here.
Jon Rose lays out "The Mission" for Waves For Water as it heads to Japan this week.
The Ecology Center is doing some really cool stuff on a local level. Evan Marks and his team recently shot us an email talking about The Center's involvement in this year's Children's Water Education Festival. Said Evan: "There were more than 5,500 4th, 5th and 6th graders attending this year’s festival, representing 20 cities throughout Orange County. We brought water footprinting and conservation concepts from our current exhibition, 'Splash! How Good Water Works,' to inform children about how much we truly depend on water. We also highlighted the decision-making opportunities children have to reduce their personal water footprints. Lastly, students were able to pledge their water savings both on a take home sheet and for our records."
Hurley doing its part to spread the message of clean water. Photos: Beau Roulette
As a clean water initiative, H2O runs the gamut in terms of how it carries out its message. On a global level, Jon Rose and Waves For Water spearhead our outreach program. But on a local level, Evan Marks and The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano breath life into the movement. Marks, a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Agroecology (the study of sustainable agriculture), has a resume as diverse as it is extensive, having acquired real-world experience on the domestic front in California and Hawaii, and internationally in Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, Ghana and Nigeria. Since 2008, Marks has endeavored to turn The Ecology Center into Southern California's authority on sustainable slash green living.
Jon Rose's explains what the Waves For Water mission is in Haiti. Video: Mark Choiniere
Longtime Hurley family member Jalian Johnston has a history of making something special out of nothing. The world-class surfer travels the planet in search of not only good waves but interesting scraps, shells and refuse he finds along the shore. Using these scraps, Jalian then crafts beautiful works of art on clothing. His pieces have an international following and generate high bids whenever he puts them on the auction block. Of course, Jalian always makes sure that a portion of the proceeds go back to the communities he visits. Johnston is currently enjoying Cape Town, South Africa, where he’s found “quite a bit of workable items from the local beaches.”
When Gillian Zinser (aka Ivy) is asking questions, you know you have something going on. During last week’s 90210 wrap-up party at Paradise Cove, Ben “Captain H20” Edwards had an impressive spread for the invitees: water bottles, wrist bands and a DIY book on everything from making your own beer to retrofitting your sprinklers. The set-up was a hit, generating donations for Waves for Water and tons of inquiries. Including one from our favorite 90210 surfer girl, who is already deeply involved in the Haiti relief effort. We see a new Clean Water Courier in our future. For more on H20, go here.
Everyone can help. From a local level to a global level, each one of us can make a difference.
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A gallery from Jon Rose’s latest mission. All photos and captions: Mark Choiniere
Jon Rose's latest update from Brazil where he's launching a relief effort to help the victims of the recent floodsView Gallery
Jon Rose travels to India to spread the Waves for Water message
Jon Rose's latest update from the front line
Jon Rose's latest update from Haiti
Jon Rose's latest update from Haiti
Jonno Durrant and Stefan Hunt will partner with Jon Rose and Waves for Water as part of their newest film project, Surfing 28 States, which chronicles the experience of the two men as they attempt to surf in every state in India
Jon Rose's latest update from Haiti