What’s the speed limit on the KELP highway?
Why is talking about restoring and planting SeaTrees still relevant in these uncertain times?
We think that enabling individuals to take such a powerful and direct action to help save our seas plants a seed of hope for the future. Let’s re-surface from the current chaos stronger. Together.
And because the SeaTrees website makes supporting ocean conservation projects way easier and more fun than ordering toilet paper from Amazon__
How can you integrate kelp into your daily life? Here are a few of our favorite ideas from a global community of ocean-lovers.
Kelp in the Kitchen - In addition to being a super-ecosystem, kelp is also a super-food. We’re loving this cherry tomato pasta recipe from our friends at Blue Evolution. We’re also big fans of this virtual cooking club from our friends at AKUA - spice up your Sundays with Seaweed. And while you’re watching back-to-back reruns of FRIENDS (we know you are) - take your snacking to a whole new level with these seaweed snacks from our friends at 12 Tides.
Kelp with the Kids - PANGAIA makes clothes from seaweed and other ocean-positive fabrics, and plants a SeaTree for every product sold. We kept the “kids” entertained with these color-in-drawings from Raku Inoue.
Virtual yoga - OK, so we gave up on the kelp-isms, but we’re huge fans of these virtual Yoga and meditation classes hosted by Sarah Pascual. Can’t make the class - Sarah also shared this great guide - “All you need is 1 yoga mat, 1 small blanket and an eye pillow if you have one”
Learn about Seaweed’s superpowers - Want to know more about kelp? You could spend your days reading through dense peer-reviewed papers about kelp - yeah we do that - or take a couple of minutes on this great seaweed infographic. It’s also a handy resource when trying to explain kelp to kids.
Stay in shape for your next session - Most of us are out of the water right now - how are you staying in shape? We’ve been getting inspired by our ambassadors Tyler Fox and Zane Schweitzer. Oh yeah and Thor (aka surfer Chris Hemsworth) is offering six weeks of his health and fitness program for FREE!
Speaking of staying fit - We’re loving all of the ocean-positive art that staying home is inspiring. Like this new print from Alimo - every piece sold plants a SeaTree. And this little piece from Kelly Slater aka The GOAT.
More on the Native American Kelp Highway - You made it this far___ you must love kelp as much as we do. Here’s a Nat Geo story about how kelp likely enabled the first migration of humans into North America. But there’s scant evidence available because 15-20,000 years ago, the sea level was hundreds of feet lower than today.
Want something a little more tangible in your new mission to save California's kelp? Every pair of SeaChange shoes from our friends at SeaVees restores 1 square foot of kelp.
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Thanks for staying with us. If you enjoyed this short Ocean-Positive reprieve from the new normal, please share Re-surface with a friend and ask them to sign-up for the next one. We promise - they won’t have to wait long.
Michael + Kevin + Brett +++