Monday, May 21, 2012

Be a part of the awesomeness!

I'm super excited about our Give Clean Water "Change the World Event" in July. We'll be holding our first golf tournament/walking event to raise funds for the great work we're doing in Fiji. To date, Give Clean Water has given clean drinking water to over 38,000 people. We'll surpass the 40,000 mark in two weeks!

If you've kept up with my blog, or gone on a trip to Fiji with Give Clean Water, you know first hand what an awesome impact we're having on the poorest of the poor in Fiji! With every filter we install, a family's life is changed forever. No longer do they have to worry about getting sick from their poor water supply. Bacterial diseases like typhoid fever and dysentery are eliminated with our state of the art water filter from Sawyer.

What really sets Give Clean Water apart is our follow up process. Using our GCW staff, community leaders, village head men, and Ministry of Health workers, our follow up process leads us to our goal of a lifetime of clean drinking water for every family who receives a filter. We document all our install and follow ups!

I'm trying to raise $2,500 for our "Change the World Event". I'd love it if you would consider making a donation in my name for this great cause! Our goal is to give everyone in Fiji clean drinking water in the next 10 years. With your help, we can reach that goal together!

Here is a link to my fundraising page. Come change the world with me!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Give Clean Water and the Volcom Fiji Pro

I am so stoked that Give Clean Water is partnering with Volcom and Tavarua Island to provide clean drinking water filters for 2 villages and 2 schools in Fiji during this year's Fiji Pro surf contest. The event will feature the top surfers in the world at one of the elite surf spots in the world. During the holding pattern of the contest, the surfers, sponsors, event staff, and the Give Clean Water staff will provide 140 families with clean drinking water filters!

Volcom and Tavarua Island have a rich tradition of giving back to the world. Their efforts in sustainable, eco-friendly projects are leading the way in the surf industry! What a perfect partnership for Give Clean Water!

During the event, you can log on to the Volcom website to keep up to date with all the latest news from the event. You might even catch us in the villages!

I'll keep you posted with lots of pics from the event!

Of course, if you'd like to be a part of changing the world with us, you can make a donation on the Give Clean Water website.

What if you could change the world?

Friday, May 4, 2012

Free Hands-On Photo Class at this spot...

This Saturday morning, May 5th, 6:30am, I'll be teaching a free hands-on photo class from this spot in Coronado, California. We'll learn how tell our cameras what to do to capture shots like this. This photo was taken from the spot of the class.

If you are in San Diego, come join us. Once you cross the Coronado bridge, make your first right. At the first stop sign, make a right and take that street back to the parking lot where the park is. Walk towards the Coronado bridge and you will see a bunch of row boats on the shore. That is where we'll meet.

Bring a tripod if you have one. See you there!