Thousands took to the streets today around the world to march for the survival of our planet. It's kind of sad that we have to protest to protect. Seems a bit backward?
I joined the flood of people with loud voices and smart signage today in Los Angeles. I've never taken to activism in this way but at this point I believe we must all do everything we can. My desire to make change comes from actually witnessing the effect of climate change around the world over my lifetime. The Andes mountains and majestic Himalayan glaciers I climbed as a kid - actually a baby as you see in this photo - are receding and sea levels are rising. .
I'm grateful to my wild explorer parents for pushing boundaries with a baby and taking me up the highest peak in Southern Peru at 3 months old. We protect what we love and I've come to love this planet.
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Tomorrow, in honor of Earth Day, get up early and out into nature! Then celebrate our amazing planet with a nice cold coconut instead of a plastic bottle beverage!
Many mahalos to @pelican_life for creating products that last forever and supporting my efforts to change the planet one adventure at a time! #pelicanlife
Growing up in Hawaii I have watched our beautiful beaches become plagued by plastic pollution! When @redbull asked me to hop onboard with @kai_lenny to do a statewide Hawaii beach cleanup - it was a dream come true! Seeing the amount of Ohana, or family, come together for this adventure was inspiring and I now have hope that by supporting nonprofits like @sustainablecoastlineshawaii and @5gyres we can make big change in the world and keep this planet around for future generations!
Podcast has launched! I went into a 220° sauna for two hours with pro athlete and super mom/model @gabbyreece and legendary author/nicest guy ever @neil_strauss for their series that sweats the secrets out of you - @thetruthbarrel listen now at the link in my profile: https://apple.co/2edDNve
Growing up in jungles and huts around the world with my parents who were photographers for companies like National Geographic and Patagonia, I dreamed of experiencing a "real" Easter! ********************************************
This is a story of my wild Papa who, no matter how many peaks he summited or accolades he earned, will always be a big kid. ********************************************
I didn't even know what Easter was, but during inflight Disney movies between adventures I caught a glimpse of kids getting presents of big pink bunnies made of solid chocolate - I dreamed that one day I too could have a creature made of chocolate! ********************************************
Thus, when we finally began to build our grass shack base camp in Hawaii, my mom decided she was going surprise me with a pink chocolate bunny. She put in some serious energy finding one on our remote island, buying it early, and hiding it so I wouldn't find it. ********************************************
On Easter morning she excitedly gave me the box and when I opened it I gave her a look of horror and she glanced down to noticed the ears had been bitten off the bunny and then its body placed carefully back on the stand. At that moment she looked at my papa and as a wave of guilt swept across his face, he quickly blurted out "I didn't know it was for her!" ********************************************
To this day we always tease him asking how could he not know a pink bunny with a pink bow and a pink box was for his only 7 year old female child? After living off potatoes, guinea pigs and coconuts for years, how can I really blame him right?:)
Excited to be collaborating with @lonelywhale & @sustainsurf to put an end to one of the most dangerous items in the world - the plastic straw!
Many mahalos to @adriangrenier for bringing an ohana of talented people together for the film shoot yesterday to inspire people to #stopsucking! It's time to create a #strawlessocean because plastic is killing our sea life! .
The girl power producers @emmamriley and @duneives are making waves of change!!
This is a #gopro photo was shot was my last #alisonsadventures film about my wild mission to trash island in the Indian Ocean - a graveyard of plastic that comes from all over the world by ocean currents. @hisarahlee
Coconut bra grass skirt !!! Heading to Hollywood to save the world for Earth Day! Even though every day should be Earth Day, I'm excited to launch into new collaborations, films, and adventures that spread my message of education through entertainment! .
Awareness causes change and the youth of today will be our leaders of tomorrow! Let me know of any schools that need inspiration and I'm there!! .
Here's a glimpse at my incredible experience taking the @paditv freediver course! .
Thanks to my merman instructor @nathan.w.hayes from @jacksdivinglocker in Hawaii I learned how to safely hold my breath long enough to become one with the spectacular species under the sea and swim though lava archways - without the aid of scuba tanks! It's liberating! ♀️ This #Padi course is available world wide to anyone who can swim and I highly recommend it even to up your snorkeling game!:)
Music by Hawaii local @kirbyai
Today I celebrate freedom! While some sit down to Passover dinner and others huddle around yak dung fires in the Himalaya mountains or kneel at the foot of a golden Buddhas in Thailand, I rejoice at the ability for love and family to cross all cultures and religions. In terms of my genetic roots I'm half Catholic and half Jewish, yet in terms of my upbringing I'm a mutt of all beliefs.
Hawaiian culture is perhaps most ingrained in my soul and today I had the joy of dancing hula in nature and feeling freedom. I could hula before I could walk. Hula unlocked my understanding of Hawaiian life and language. It was not until I was about 7 years old that I realized I was haole, or white, and no matter how many dances I learned or shades of tan I turned, I would never be Hawaiian.
Yet I've leaned that ohana and mana, or family and spirit, is not about the color of your skin or the place of your worship, it's about the freedom of the heart to accept others and spread aloha and love. @hisarahlee
When you're in the eye of the storm emotionally or physically, just keep paddling! When the clouds clear and the sun breaks through, any flood of fear feelings will dry up and nature will inspire your soul to smile...and continue to ride the wave of life. #happyplace#feelingdeep#grateful@hisarahlee
I made a life changing discovery today! Anyone who knows me has probably heard me do a little nose sniff or clearing of my throat. Although I never ever get sick - even when eating odd legs of odd bugs around the world, I've always had an odd little bunny nose sniffle wiggle.
After eliminating every diet item I could think of (and then practically not eating at all for a month on #NakedAndAfraid) I still couldn't seem to figure it out! Today I finally went to a real doctor in a real building and did an allergy skin scratch test to discover I'm allergic to the two main plants I grew up playing in - Keawe trees ("Mesquite family") and sagebrush!
It's not a deathly allergy - but enough to cause my constant nose tickle! Sagebrush covers our Colorado cabin, and this photo is me at our Hawaii home at age 5 swinging on vines under the huge Keawe tree that supports part of our grass shack treehouse.
Apparently even hardcore, Tarzan children can develop allergies despite all the kale, coconuts, and exercise in the world! If anyone has found a natural and effective way to fight allergies I'd love your advice!
Join my incredible parental units @yoga_adventure on a Peru Adventure Oct 24 - Nov 8, 2017.
With over 30 years of pioneer guiding secret routes in Peru - this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Trek with our Quechua family, friends and shamans, experience the high Andean energies of the Apus or Incan mountain gods that will empower us on our journey.
Camp in spectacular locations and feel the nurturing support of our porters, cooks and Pacchamama, mother earth.
Visit local villages in the area and experience the highest levels of Incan healers, see'ers and artisans.
Explore the sacred valley and Machu Picchu. Yoga in the ruins, in nature, and in studios.
Our Hawaii statewide beach cleanup journey may be coming to an end, but hopefully it's inspired a wave of change in world wide cleanups! We collected over 15 tons of trash off the coastlines of paradise with the help of hundreds of volunteers! We began as powerful individuals like @kai_lenny@andy_mann@sustainablecoastlineshawaii@5gyres and became a will coconut oiled ohana with one goal - save our home and oceans from plastic pollution! The success of this larger then life, world changing adventure (and soon to launch @redbull film) is due to the years of prep by three unbelievably talented LADIES @ashleysmeltzer@skydick & @kati_hetrick !!! They took #girlpower to a whole other level and ran a perfect production! Mahalo Ashley for bringing me on board...and now after 10 hours on a sailboat it's time for our last cleanup in Kauai! Land hoooooo!
Discovery of the day: I'm almost 100% sure that Disney's Little Mermaid was an environmentalist. In less then an hour during our Lanai island beach cleanup I've found about 20 hair brushes, combs...and forks - all made of plastic. Unfortunately we don't have a mermaid taking all the trash and reusing it in some mystical underwater kingdom - on the contrary, this plastic is actually killing our underwater world! Next time you reach for a plastic beauty product think of where it may end up! There are lots of dependable bamboo brushes online and in stores!#statewidecleanup#alisonsadventures