Since 1985, Patagonia Clothing has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. Since then others have followed suit.
Today, 2018 the natural environment is under more stress then ever. Sometimes more active measures must be taken. We at HEADWATERS are setting up our own movement “Back to the Earth” so that growers, and corporations in our new and growing industry have the opportunity to give something back to the earth.
GAIANetwork’s Hawaiian reef protection campaign beginning the winter of 2018 .
For three years I have been actively organizing diverse groups to focus on protection of Hawaiian reefs. I was asked to do this under the direction of Snorkel Bob and Mike Long… I continued as I do on my own The campaign will have many parts, all co- ordinated for success and International attention.
GAIANetwork’s “Save the Wild Salmon” campaign will focus internationally on local activism by individuals and groups united for wild oceans. We will bring their actions together into an international movement.
Situations vary depending on the country so we need to take a multi faceted approach. GAIANetwork supports a “death by a thousand cuts” attack strategy.
Bluerage Films Inc. was set up in 1994 to work in conjunction with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in order to establish a media presence for International anti-driftnet campaigns. Over the years we have managed projects around the world from a couple of thousand dollars to one million+ dollars.
Today we hold one of the most substantial video archives on the last 30+ years of the environmental movement. BRFilms has supplied media free of charge to media outlets and filmmakers around the world. Since conception we have been on the forefront of International ocean issues. Our successes include helping stop the killing of dolphin on Ikki Island Japan, the killing of dolphin in tuna nets, the elimination of high seas driftnet fishing in the Pacific and Atlantic, the prohibition of factory fishing on the Grand Banks, the condemnation of capturing marine mammals for entertainment, and the exposure of killing Mantas in Mexico, poaching in the Galapagos and around the Cocos Island. We were one of the first to expose the real disaster of the BP oil spill in the Gulf, the first to stream the Taiji dolphin slaughter LIVE, and even streamed LIVE from Antarctica. In 2015 we set up reef cameras in Hawaii to help control tropical fish poaching and continue to work in this area.
In 2015 we launched an international effort to unite grassroots activists to help organize actions against Industrial Aquaculture. We recently renamed Bluerage Films Inc., to Global Association of Industrial Aquaculture Network: GAIANetwork. net . A small US based headquarters provides administrative, organizational, and media support for an international association of grassroots anti-Industrial Aquaculture activists. The Network is growing daily.
We plan to supply five essential services to groups and individuals.
1. Coordination of a unique international NGO network, and informational clearinghouse for Industrial Aquaculture opposition.
2. Collection, testing, and translation of scientific information for general public consumption.
3. Promotion of public awareness through the international media to the health and environmental destruction from farming the oceans by supplying a link to media celebrity endorsements and campaigns to take back the PR war.
4. We will bring activist, and scientific assets unavailable to the small organizations already in the fight .
5. Tactical and strategic consultation on actions to be undertaken locally, and promoted internationally.
Industrial Aquaculture is capitalism gone crazy. We are fighting a well established billion dollar industry with government support and promotion. I feel we can win. I am an experienced ocean activist who was asked in 2016 to figure out a way to slow down the cultivation of the worldâ€™s oceans. After a year of research I can say that the farming of fish is one of the most destructive practices I have witnessed in my 30+ years protecting the oceans. The business threatens coastal eco-systems, wild fish stocks, plus the corporations are fooling the public in thinking they are eating healthy food…. The business is growing, and we need to stop them before it is too late, and wild oceans are no more.
It is finally spring with a whole new array of issues, but the scent of renewal is in the air. Many activists from my past have re-appeared to support my new (www.gaianetwork.net ) project with my good friends Dr. Myra,…
Doug and Kris Tompkins set out years ago to leave the earth better than they found it. Today Kris carries on the legacy to do exactly what the loving couple set out to do. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/chile-new-national-parks-10-million-acres-environment/ https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/02/14/patagonia-park.cnn/video/playlists/intl-latest-world-videos/ A 10-million-acre National Park…
Today I want to pay credit to a few real activist heroes out there. These people are often forgotten as they spend their time actually doing things. They don’t have the PR resources to raise money or promote their present…
It was wonderful news hearing that the Pebble mine was defeated in Alaska. This news is long over due news to protect our oceans I might add. Numerous activists struggled to save the Sockeye. Humans against industry, David against Goliath… …
I have never been one to put any hope whatsoever into organized religion, yet I do think it is about time that a major religious leader came out for indigenous people, animals, and the wild lands they inhabit. Let’s face…
Now that the film rights of : CONFESSIONS II: ” we have met the enemy… ” are finally being discussed legally behind closed doors… It would be a good time, as activists, to be asking ourselves the “question” about rights…