Last year we brought Billabong athletes Laura Enever and Alessa Quizon over from the island of Oahu to visit our first SeaTrees HO'OWAIWAI Watershed Restoration Project site on Maui during the running of the Billabong Pro Pipeline – which kicks off the WSL World Championship Tour in Hawaii, the ancestral home of the sport of surfing.
This year, we kept it a bit more Kamaʻāina with our partners at Regenerative Education Centers (REC) to showcase the brand new project site on Maui's West Side – which combines both the practices of regenerative farming and watershed restoration, using native Hawaiian "SeaTrees" like Ulu, Milo and other "voyaging" plants to rebuild soil health and protect the coral reefs, that lie just beyond the project site at the family-friendly Launiupoko Beach Park.
Watch our new video below to get a tour by Eddy Garcia, Executive Director at REC, as he describes what regenerative agriculture means to him as "putting more into the land than we take out." Eddy's theory of agriculture is aligned with the original native Hawaiian system that left the land and the sea better off, not worse – while feeding the community, creating time for the art of surfing, and directly teaching future generations "what good stewardship looks like."
Thanks to our partners at Billabong / Boardriders for the continued support, and you too can help us “Support Global Worming” in Hawaii and discover more info about our Maui project sites by clicking this link.
Welcoming Our Fellow Ecopreneurs
Episode 9 of Salesforce Ecopreneurs is out now! If you remember, last year SeaTrees debuted in the first-ever episode of the Salesforce Plus series "The Ecopreneurs", which introduces everyday people stepping up to create extraordinary climate solutions.
Their latest episode showcases our pals over at Plant for the Planet, and how they are helping to enable a global movement to restore 1 trillion trees to the earth. And guess what, you can now plant SeaTrees via their platform too! Plant for the Planet features our Mida Creek, Kenya project, giving you yet another opportunity to help restore ocean health and turn the tide on climate change. Head over to their platform here to get started. And in case you missed it, take a peek at our episode here!