Who’s the PET? 「消費者?」

Thirsty!

Thirsty!

Who’s the PET? 「消費者?」

Who’s the PET? is an art project created by Bag-A-Surf co-founder Rob Pott. It was created as an entry for the Toba SeaFolk Museum’s 5th “Umi wa Hiroi” Art Contest.

バガサーフ設立者ロブ ポットによる「消費者?」というアート作品。三重県鳥羽市の「海はひろいな大賞」作品展に提出してみました。9月14日~11月14日、鳥羽駅で展示会があります。私の作品が選ばれるように!
来年皆で提出してみましょう!

http://www.umihaku.com/past_event/hiroina5/hiroina-omote.pdf

Anyone can participate, though this year’s submission date has already passed (I only found out about it 3 days before!), and Japanese is needed to go through the submission process. I’ll happily help anyone who wishes to participate next year. The top prize will be awarded $500.

The exhibition runs at the Toba Station from September 14 to November 14, and from what I’ve heard the museum is outstanding. Fingers crossed this work is selected!

Annual Scarecrow Contest

Umi no Gomimon (a.k.a. Trashomon), entering the annual Scarecrow Contest!

Umi no Gomimon (a.k.a. Trashomon), entering the annual Scarecrow Contest!

We entered Umi-no-Gomimon (a.k.a. Trashomon), our new marine debris monster to the local scarecrow contest. It was a great chance to talk to new people about marine debris and less-waste lifestyles. Results out tomorrow – fingers crossed!

No Pla Shop 「ノープラ」ショップ

We got eco-bags, newly-harvested honey from our bees, fresh and frozen fruit, and inari-zushi rice snacks served in lettuce!

We got eco-bags, newly-harvested honey from our bees, fresh and frozen fruit, and inari-zushi rice snacks served in lettuce!

Bag-a-Surf’s No Pla Shop had a great day on Sunday 9th June at Isumi SurfTown Festa. We sold out of inari-zushi rice balls wrapped in lettuce, shifted lots of honey (our bees gave us over 10 litres the day before), and created very little trash in the process!

6月9日(日)に「いすみサーフタウンフェスタ」でバガサーフは「ノープラ」ショップを出しました。レタス巻きイナリ寿司が売り切れらて、先日収穫したハチミツもたくさん売れました。冷やしトマト売れませんでしたが、息子が楽しんでいました。冷凍みかんのビニール袋以外、ゴミがほとんど出ませんでした。楽しい一日になりました!

No Pla = No Plastic Trash

Bag-a-Surf No-Pla Shop @ SurfTown Festa this Sunday!

今週日曜日にいすみ市のサーフタウンフェスタ(三軒屋会場)に「ノープラ」ショップオープン!!!「ノープラ」グッヅを販売しながら、海のゴミ問題情報広場として出展します。遊びに来てね!

We’re gonna run a No Plastic booth at Isumi’s SurfTown Festa this Sunday. We’ll be selling No Plastic goods and setting up an info counter on marine debris at Sangenya beach. Come and hang out!

You won't find any plastic bags at our shop though!

You won’t find any plastic bags at our shop though!


ショップラインアップ:オシャレなマイバッグ、オーガニックTシャツ、アクセサリー、「ノープラ」フード
Shop featuring: Groovy Eco Bags, Organic T-Shirts, Accessories, No-Plastic Food.

Pechakucha Tonight?

Off to do a Bag-a-Surf talk at the Pechakucha event (20 seconds x 20 slides) in Tokyo tonight. Got a spare ticket if you want to come listen. Call me quick! Meet at 19:30 Roppongi.

今夜六本木で「ペチャクチャ」イベントでバガサーフを紹介します。
20スライドを約6分間で話すスタイル。
チケット一枚をだれかにプレゼントしたいですが、早く電話してね!
19:30に六本木で集合…

http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/tokyo/events/5178e48d4f5c293ac1000002

No Pla No.1 – Beach Clean & Picnic

 

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「ノープラキャンペーン」Vol.1
ビーチクリーニング&ピクニック

Thanks to everyone who participated in Sunday’s event. We had about 20 people come for the beach-clean, 10 for the mini-talk, and 7 for the no plastic picnic. It was a great opportunity to think and talk about how to prepare food with less waste.

We got 4 bags of trash out in 10 minutes, and enjoyed a super-relaxed atmosphere. We hope to organize another event soon. Everyone’s welcome!

日曜日のイベントに参加してくれた皆さん、ありがとう!

10分で4袋分のゴミを回収しました。皆で協力するとやっぱりいいね。その後のミニ講演は、皆さんのためになったかな?最後に「ノープラ弁当」を皆で食べて、ゴミの出ない生活を考えるきっかけになったでしょう。次のイベントは今企画中です。乞うご期待!

 

 

Bag-A-Surf heads to the WIN conference in Darwin, Asutralia

WIN-LogoG’day mates! Bag-A-Surf is at the World Indigenous Network (WIN) conference in Darwin Australia! partners Nobozyztrash. This year marks the first WIN conference and we are proud to be asked to be part of it, with our partners Nobodyztrash, by the Australian government.

WIN has as its goals the bringing together of indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, land and sea managers to share stories, knowledge, cultural experiences and ideas to better manage ecosystems, protect the environment and support sustainable livelihoods.

The overall aim of the World Indigenous Network is to encourage:

  • better conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of natural resources
  • improved social cohesion
  • increased economic opportunities and the alleviation of poverty.

We are currently in downtown Darwin, recovering from 26hrs of traveling from Japan. The conference runs  from May 26-May 29 and we hope to bring you further updates.

Meet Melissa George Co-Chair WIN National Advisory Group as she gives some background on the conference.
Ms Melissa George, Co-Chair WIN National Advisory Group