Projects We Support

SEA TREES
 

SEA TREES

VISION

The ocean contains 90% of the carbon in the global carbon cycle. It's super power is to sequester more CO2 than any other ecosystem on Earth. But it needs our help to be more heroic and effective.

We need more people to protect and restore ocean health. Threats like climate change and ocean acidification are accelerating faster than ever before in geologic history. Humanity must rise to meet that threat.

SeaTrees creates connections between people and brands that are ready to meet this challenge, and the social entrepreneurs and scientists who know how to regenerate ecosystems but struggle for funding and recognition.

Through a combination of indigenous wisdom, modern science and inspired business, we can speed up the Earth's natural healing mechanisms to repair our planet in real-time. We will also create jobs and livelihoods that maintain healthy ecosystems for the future.

https://sea-trees.org

 

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide.

Kassia has long been a supporter of and activist for keeping our beaches clean. She has worked on several projects with the Surfrider Foundation and is a Surfrider Ambassador; working to help spread the word and work to keep our oceans clean. From hosting events, to leading local beach clean ups, Kassia works with Surfrider to make sure our beaches are as enjoyable as possible and advocate what can be done to participate in this movement.

To learn more about how you can protect our ocean, waves, and beaches visit www.surfrider.org

 


Keep A Breast Projects We Support

 

KEEP A BREAST

The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. Since its inception in 2000, Keep A Breast has worked with young people to remove the shame associated with breasts and breast cancer health. Through various initiatives such as breast cast art exhibitions, the “Non Toxic Revolution” and "I love boobies!" campaign, Keep A Breast has opened up the dialog about breast cancer, and has proven to be a doorway to breast self-awareness and education.

After her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, Kassia became very passionate about helping to spread the word about breast cancer and breast health education, as well as coping and supporting with those who are affected by breast cancer. She participated in Keep A Breast Foundation's breast casting, surfed in their surf events, collaborated on a surf wax with Keep A Breast, and contributed photography for their magazine and other visual assets. She strongly supports the Keep A Breast movement to education young women about breast cancer.  To learn more about Keep A Breast Foundation, check out their site

www.keep-a-breast.org

 


A Walk on Water Projects We Support

 

A WALK ON WATER

A Walk On Water (“AWOW”) provides Surf Therapy to children with special needs or disability. The ocean’s transformative properties empower our participants, who enjoy a much-deserved day of laughter, love, and acceptance alongside their family. For one perfect, restorative day at the beach, there are no labels. Everyone is an Athlete.

AWOW works closely with our local communities, businesses, volunteers and watermen — brought together in service of a shared mission — to help those most in need experience the calming and therapeutic effects of the electrifying, living ocean; and, in the process, showcase the best of surf culture.

Since launching in 2012, AWOW has welcomed over 1,000 families and provided Surf Therapy to over 2,000 children and adults in need. Our mission is to reach every child in need, especially those who have never had the chance to experience the healing power of Surf Therapy. Donations to A Walk On Water go directly to hosting additional events in new locales, serving ever more Athletes in need.

 

Changing Tides Projects We Support

 

CHANGING TIDES FOUNDATION

Changing Tides Foundation was born from the simple idea that the world would be a better place if we were all given the opportunity to give back. Established in 2016, by a group of water women and adventurers, we feel it is our calling to help others. We do this by teaming up with local organizations globally to raise awareness and address social, environmental, health and safety concerns in the places we visit, because TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER.

 
We want to bridge the gap between you, the traveler, and the causes on the ground. We are paving a way for you to SERVE NATURALLY, adding life-changing experiences to your journey.
By collaborating with eco-minded brands, we ADVENTURE CONSCIOUSLY, leaving behind the smallest footprint possible, in an effort to preserve the beauty of the places we travel to. Please visit our SHOP to support the cause while also supporting the health of our earth.
 
Groundswell Projects We Support
 

GROUND SWELL COMMUNITY PROJECT

We provide research-based surf therapy programs and safe community for those in their healing journey.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers surf therapy for self identifying women overcoming various forms of trauma and it’s effects. With our home roots in San Diego, California and branches that extend across the globe, we are a transformational community of surf sisters who provide intersectional, brave, and safe spaces for all self-identifying women to find their unique healing, community, and power in the waves of Mother Ocean.
 
Waves  Projects We Support
 

WAVES FOR WATER

In 2009, professional surfer, Jon Rose, believed there could be a more meaningful way to participate in the world - a way to do what he loved, while helping people along the way. That inspired him to create, Waves For Water (W4W), a targeted, special-ops style, non-profit organization where we focus on correcting the imbalances of water scarcity, in developing communities around the world.

At the center of our efforts is empowerment. Supported by the belief in developing and empowering local networks, we always implement our programs through the local teams of volunteers and community leaders, that we cultivate in the beginning stages of any program. This process enables us to connect with a community on a deeper level, by establishing trust and rapport, over time – which, ultimately, ensures the highest potential for a truly sustainable program.

Over the past ten years we have implemented 155 clean water programs, in 48 countries–using water filtration systems (150,000), bore-hole wells, and rainwater harvesting systems; impacting an estimated 3,750,000 people. In addition to our primary focus around providing clean water, we also coordinate and execute natural disaster relief efforts around the world. We have responded to 33 major natural disasters, to date–including initiatives in Nepal, Bosnia, Philippines, Indonesia, Haiti, Japan, Chile, and Pakistan.

 
 

Save the Waves

 

 SAVE THE WAVES

When we talk about protecting waves, we are referring to surf ecosystems. 

Save The Waves is committed to protecting these unique coastal zones that create breaking waves, provide crucial habitats for wildlife, and offer sanctuary for the local communities that depend on its preservation.

We are committed to protecting 1,000 surf ecosystems by 2030. For all of us.

 

The Path Projects We Support

 

THE PATH

The mission of The Path is to conserve and distribute
seeds for future generations. We meet our mission through seed conservation, education and collaboration with other organizations.