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Cobus Joubert

in Cape Town

Sustainable Surfboards

PRESENTED ON AUG 15, 2017
IN CAPE TOWN @ VOL 45

From plastic bags to pesticides - most of the waste we produce on land eventually reaches the oceans, either through deliberate dumping or from run-off through drains and rivers. Surfboards are 100% toxic, but there are sustainable surf craft options that can replace these toxic products. Cobus Joubert explains.

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Creating a Sustainable Farm

BY FAITH REEVES
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Faith Reeves outlines the blueprints for Sky Factory Farm. She takes us on a step-by-step tour of how it will hopefully turn into a sustainable source of food.

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Making Ventana Surfboards

BY MARTIJN STIPHOUT
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Craftsman Martijn Stiphout discusses the creation process of his hollow, wooden surfboards. We get an in-depth look into the work that goes into making the handmade pieces unique, and ultimately beautiful.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 18, 2014.

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Growing Sustainable Students

BY COREY ARMSTRONG
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

Frostburg State University works in ways to create a sustainable way of life with composting, water run off, improving local growers and policy, creating partnerships and more! Check out this presentation to see some of their projects and cool ways to stay sustainable! 

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The Art of Sustainable Gardening

BY ANTHONY LEE
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

In "The Art of Sustainable Gardening" From PechaKucha Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.8, Anthony Lee shares how sustainable gardening and biodiversity is key in maintaining a balanced ecosystem. He hopes that we can learn how to put the human element back into nature so that we can live much healthier and richer lives. Gardening not only brings peace to the mind but to the environment that surrounds us.

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A PhD in Surfboards

BY BEN WEI
@ PECHAKUCHA SUMMER PARTY- CURATED BY MINI ON JUL 21, 2017

"When I'm at the factory, I'm completely switched on. I'm almost not thinking about anything... I'm almost like a man possessed until I can reach that image that's in my head..."

In "A PhD in Surfboards" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Summer Party - Curated by MINI, Ben Wei (Wavecraft) shares his unique hybrid surf and skateboard designs which stem from his lifelong passions of surfing and skateboarding.

Ben is a surfboard shaper, artist, and musician originally from Oceanside, California now residing in Chiba. After falling in love with the country and its people, he decided to move from California to stay in one of Japan’s professional surfing meccas Ichinomiya, 8 years ago. Growing up in a surf shop, Ben basically earned a PhD in surfboards and wavecraft but after becoming dissatisfied with traditional board designs, he taught himself to shape so that he could bring a new breed of board into the market which he sells in his own shop in Tokyo. Check out his daily surfing updates on Instagram: benwei5050

カリフォルニア・オーシャンサイド市出身のBen Weiさんは、サーフボードシェイパー、アーティスト、ミュージシャンと多彩な顔を持ち、現在は千葉を拠点に活動しています。日本を大好きになり、故郷のカリフォルニアから日本のプロサーフィンのメッカである一宮市へ8年前に移住されました。サーフショップで育ったBenさんは、サーフボードとウェーブクラフトの”博士”ですが、徐々に既存のボードデザインに物足りなさを感じ、ボードシェイプを独学で習得、そして今や東京のご自身が経営するショップでの販売などサーフマーケットに斬新なボードを展開するまでになりました。サーフィンを毎日アップデートしているinstagram (@benwei5050)は要チェックです!

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Connecting the Dots on Sustainable Communities

BY ESTHER WHITEHEAD
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 20, 2017

Esther Whitehead of Sustainable Queenstown explains how the town of Queenstown can build a future minded community.

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Forestry: Sustainable Innovation

BY ANN NORMAND
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"If you or anybody you know is interested in a sustainable, innovative sector, you might want to take a look deeper into the woods."

Work Wild's Anne Normand explores the careful management and innovation currently maintaining balance between humanity's resource needs and the needs of a healthy forest. Dive into some of the technology and products, from bio-fuels to plastics to building materials, that are pushing forestry to the forefront of sustainable industries. 

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Sustainable Jobs

BY JARRET ALAN SCHLAFF
@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

Jarret Alan Schlaff is explaining how he uplifts Detroit by empowering veterans to create sustainable goods.