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You just inked a head-to-toe deal with Reef in the middle of your rookie year. How is that relationship working out?


To be with Reef is epic. I’ve always liked Reef’s vibe, and their laid back surfer gypsy lifestyle is super cool. I like how they’re trying to go a lot more fashion forward and support the busy travelling schedule all of us surfers live, with their “Just Passing Through” campaign. It’s so sick and I’m stoked to be able to grow my brand alongside with the Reef brand.

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The Earth is practically begging us for help.
As of right now, the world has dumped 650.8 million tons of waste, JUST THIS YEAR. In developing countries, approximately 70% of their total waste is dumped in freshwater. The freshwater the people are supposed to drink from, bathe from, get fish from, etc. That doesn’t include the mass amount of chemicals that are poured into these sources. Countries, such as India are starting to clean up their messes. To lower waste in your home, try to invest in reusable water bottles and containers. Start a compost pile! More things can be recycled than you might think, so always check your products!! .
Mr. Trump, I am now speaking directly to you. CLIMATE 👏CHANGE👏 IS👏 REAL👏. By 2050, you’re precious Mar-A-Lago could be an underwater palace, if we keep doing what we are doing. We are destroying our atmosphere a bit more each day, which contributes directly to Global Warming. Animals are loosing their habitats, the poles are melting, and I’m getting sunburnt faster than I should be with 50spf on. Take shorter showers. Write to big cooperations (I’m looking at you, Rex Tillerson) to lessen their fumes. Invest in solar panels (that will save you money in the long run!) Carpool!

Underwater ecosystems are at risk as well. Name one person who doesn’t know what the Great Barrier Reef is… I’ll wait… The reef is bleaching. Human interferences have already caused a 50% decline of coral cover, causing the reef to die. 10% of the world’s known fish species call the reef their home, and there are over 600 types of corals. This World Heritage sight needs to be saved as quickly as possible. Climate Change, illegal fishing and poaching, and coastal development have all contributed to the demolition of the reef. Donating to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation helps scientists battle the bleaching and cure the reef.
Oil spills have also caused a stir in ecology. Since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (the major one that happened in the Gulf of Mexico with BP), there has been at least 50 oil spills. Does the major media talk about those? No. We are still recovering from Deepwater Horizon, and saying “oh, this will never happen again!”, but these things are continuing to happen.
We only have one Earth. She has provided us with land, food, shelter, water, beauty, and safety. We’ve only hurt her in return. It’s time to step up and help her, before we loose her for good.

From the Temple of the Sun to the Temple of the Moon

What connects the Sun to the Moon? Many answers have been given throughout history, but in the case of today’s featured image, it appears to be the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. The 16-image panorama was taken in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA where two sandstone monoliths – the Temple of the Moon on the right and the Temple of the Sun on the left – rise dramatically from the desert. Each natural monument stands about 100 meters tall and survives from the Jurassic period 160 million years ago. Even older are many of the stars and nebulas that dot the celestial background, including the Andromeda Galaxy. Tomorrow the Earth will connect the Sun to the Moon by way of its shadow: a total lunar eclipse will be visible from many locations around the globe.

Image credit & copyright: Dave Lane

From the Temple of the Sun to the Temple of the Moon : What connects the Sun to the Moon? Many answers have been given throughout history, but in the case of today’s featured image, it appears to be the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. The 16-image panorama was taken in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA where two sandstone monoliths – the Temple of the Moon on the right and the Temple of the Sun on the left – rise dramatically from the desert. Each natural monument stands about 100 meters tall and survives from the Jurassic period 160 million years ago. Even older are many of the stars and nebulas that dot the celestial background, including the Andromeda Galaxy. Tomorrow the Earth will connect the Sun to the Moon by way of its shadow: a total lunar eclipse will be visible from many locations around the globe. via NASA