The fashion forward publication teamed up with Project Zero to #TurnTheTide on the climate crisis and spread awareness about the effect it has on our oceans through a series of events on Sunday, August 15.
Project Zero is supported by scientists, celebrities, activists, business leaders, ocean experts and more with the goal of "working to awaken the fight to protect and restore the ocean."
Their website shares a statement explaining not only their passion for protecting the oceans, but the immense need for educating the world about their importance to all life on the planet, noting beautifully "no ocean, no life."
The morning began at 10am with a "Stand Up For The Ocean" benefit at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor, New York and featured athletes flexing their muscles for awareness by competing in 1-mile, 3-mile, and 6-mile water courses. Competitors included sporty activists including Jack Egan, Stacey Spencer, and Greg Chocko.
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Less competitive guests were also welcome to participate in yoga classes taught by Long island Vibes' own Amanda Bruno, take paddle lessons with Paddle Diva's Gina Bradley, enjoy the food — provided by Mattitaco food truck — and take in the beautiful beach views.
That evening, guests were invited to The Maidstone in East Hampton for a classy, four-course, plant-forward "Dinner Celebrating The Sea". There Project Zero founder Michele Clarke gave a speech welcoming all of their special guests — which included NYC based artist Cavier Coleman, renowned corporate lawyer Tatiana Logan, actress Cassidy Gard and many others — as everyone enjoyed their meals, activism based poetry, and live music.
Celebrities are not the only supporters. These wonderful events were made possible through sponsorship by the brands La Croix, Volvo, Eternal Fleur, and ONEHOPE.