Indosole AU's Solemate of the month. A couple of weeks ago in Sydney, Australia, Tessa joined a bunch of passionate high school students to rally for change.
On Saturday, 16th February, over 20,000 people in over 120 locations, lined Bali's beaches to collect trash. An annual initiative led by One Island One Voice to address Bali's state of emergency against pollution. We joined forces with Liina Klauss and a handful of legends to clean up Mengenin Beach in Seseh. During that one morning on one single beach, 3250 single shoes were collected. Using the lost soles, Liina Klauss created this River Of Rubbish. A confronting image that conveys the message that land-based trash sources make up 80% of the world’s marine pollution which means almost all plastics come down the river. A big thank you to everyone who joined in for Bali's Biggest Clean Up. Learn more and join the next clean up via oneislandonevoice.org Film by @sustainable_vagabondsImages by Gary Benchigib
For those of you who have lived, surfed, or been around Canggu, Bali then you may have seen 20 year old local Oka Kawan doing casual headstands and hang tens at his home break in Batu Bolong. Usually the one with the biggest grin and the greatest energy in the lineup. If you haven't met Oka, he is one of the humblest humans around and currently needs your support! Oka will be coming to Australia for the first time for the Byron Bay Surf Festival and to compete in the Noosa Longboarding contest, whilst experiencing a new country and meeting rad people.His visa is approved and flights are booked, but he needs financial support for simple accomodation and transport, one nights stay in Aus can sometimes be half a month's pay in Bali.Whether a traveller, surfer, lover of Bali past or present, or apart of the Canggu Community / expat Bali business, your help will go a long way.Oka steps foot on foreign soil on the 18th of Feb, we hope you can give him a helping hand! CLICK HERE FOR THE GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN Thanks for your support of Oka