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Simply Straws-photo credit DUKE BURCHELL
Image credit: Duke Burchell Simply Straws launched in 2012 with a mission to create the best straw possible while helping reduce pollution caused by plastic straws. They have since won awards for their social activation and light footprint on the environment. Parvati Magazine spoke with Simply Straws co-founder and X Games medalist snowboarder Chanelle Sladics, and Simply Straws Awesome Ambassador, pro snowboarder and four time Olympian Kjersti Buaas. Parvati Magazine: What inspires Simply Straws to be so engaged with education to protect the environment? Chanelle Sladics: As we started onRead More
World Pulse Jensine Larsen
Image credit: Darcy Kiefel Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) Larsen is an international journalist who took her passion for sharing women’s stories and developed a collaborative network of women leaders called World Pulse. We sat down with her to find out how it all happened. Parvati Magazine: How did a 19-year-old girl from rural Wisconsin get a job as an international journalist in the Amazon and Burma? Jensine Larsen: I created my own dream job, which seems to be the story of my life. I had no formal training in journalism. I becameRead More
MAPS-Wendy Benchly-WildAid-Seakeepers Award
For more than forty years, Wendy Benchley has witnessed ocean wildlife firsthand as a scuba diver. She has seen the alarming ways it has changed over the years, and is a passionate advocate for marine life, as was her late husband Peter Benchley (author of Jaws). The growing SIGNMAPS coalition is honoured to welcome her as a supporter of the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. Wendy co-founded the prestigious Peter Benchley Ocean Awards, an annual award honoring her late husband’s legacy, in order to shine a light on the exceptional conservationRead More
MAPS-James Michel
It’s a long way from the equatorial islands of Seychelles to the frigid expanse of the North Pole. But what happens in the Arctic affects us all, and this former Seychelles president knows it. James Michel was president of Seychelles from 2004 to 2016. Since stepping down, he founded the James Michel Foundation to focus on blue economy (sustainable use of ocean resources) and climate change. He is the author of “Rethinking the Oceans: Towards the Blue Economy”. Seychelles’s 105 islands are especially vulnerable to rising sea levels which areRead More
business-spread love-ILOVEYOUPASSITON
Shawn Jason is being the only person he knows how to be and keeps finding new ways to share love with the world. Parvati Magazine had the pleasure of connecting with him to learn more about his new business, ILOVEYOUPASSITON, which sells gear with a positive attitude – t-shirts, hoodies, stickers and cards saying “I Love You, Pass It On” – to to spread love around the globe while raising funds to help the homeless and hungry. Parvati Magazine: Is ILOVEYOUPASSITON your main income or a side gig? How didRead More
Community - James Thornton-ClientEarth
One of the most important environmental protection tools available to us today is the law. Lawyers who dedicate their training and talent to keeping water clean and land unpillaged, and holding corporations and governments responsible, can be powerful changemakers for a healthy world. Led by James Thornton, ClientEarth is a team of activist lawyers who work with the values of possibility, boldness, creativity, adaptability, transparency and strategy to protect Nature for the sake of all. We spoke with Mr. Thornton about meditation, love for Nature, and the future of theRead More