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Moss Research Hosts ‘Surfboards For A Shared Planet’

Surfboards For a Shared Planet, an eco-board design and artist collaboration, will be hosted by Moss Research this Thursday, June 28, from 6-11 pm in Encinitas, California. Read on for all the details:

 

SUPPORT SUSTAINABILITY make A DIFFERENCE 

please join us on: THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012 6-11PM, 554 STRATFORD DR. ENCINITAS 

SURFBOARDS FOR A SHARED PLANET is a collaborative effort exploring the realm of sustainable surfboard manufacture and its boundaries of function, aesthetics and practical durability

MOSS RESEARCH will be hosting a board and art display, photographic installation, slide show and video projection, live music performance, collaborative painting projects, and more!

WE WILL SUSTAIN YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT WITH BEER, WINE, AND ORGANIC GARDEN DELIGHTS GROWN ON SITE AND SOURCED FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. BRING YOUR FAVORITE DRINKING CUP, AS WE WILL BE DISHING OUT NO PLASITC. ALL REFUSE GENERATED WILL BE RECYCLED OR COMPOSTED ON SITE TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY, WITH YOUR COLLABORATION.

BRING YOUR OLD, DILAPIDATED BOARDS for donation to Rerip for repurposing. Moss Research will recycle any broken EPS board and issue a $50 credit toward a new eco-flex board.

PURCHASE LIMITED AND SUSTAINABLY SOURCED T-SHIRTS, PRINTS, ECO-BOARDS AND ACCESSORIES. Get something unique while supporting independent and sustainable surf culture. Proceeds generated will support local 501 3c Rerip's board collection and repurposing program, helping keep our expired gear out of the dump.

moss research:

FOLLOWING A GOLD ENDORSEMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY in December 2010 (after 4 years of rigorous material testing), Jake Moss presented his line of Eco-Flex boards: the first sustainable boards on the market. This body of work represents the most recent and innovative developments in surfboard manufacture.

MOSS RESEARCH is committed to increasing dialogue and awareness around surf sustainability by raising IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:

WHAT DO WE DO WITH ALL OUR PLASTIC, WORN-OUT, AND OBSOLETE GEAR? WHAT ARE OUR ALTERNATIVES TO TOXIC AND DISPOSABLE MANUFACTURE? IS IT POSSIBLE TO COLLECTIVELY SHIFT OUR DEPENDENCE ON VIRGIN PETROL-CHEMICAL PROCESSES, BUYING HABITS, AND INDUSTRY-STANDARD MANUFACTURING PREROGATIVES SO THAT WE MAY SURF FOR A GREENER TOMORROW?

the contributors:

EVENING ATTENDEES WILL BEAR WITNESS TO AVANT-GARDE ECO-DESIGN, AND VISUAL, CONCEPTUAL, AND AUDIO STIMULATION FROM:

ERIN FEINBLATT, PHOTOGRAPHER+VIDEOGRAPHER- PHOTOGRAPIC INSTALLTON

As a wildlife biologist for eight years along the California coast, Erin Feinblatt has explored many of the State's remote beaches and valleys on foot. Finding that he preferred to observe and document the natural world through the camera's lens, Erin decided to transition into a commercial and editorial photography career. A Santa Barbara resident and Brooks Institute of Photography graduate, Erin specializes in photographing coastal California's landscape, architecture, food, and lifestyle. His recent projects include videography for Come Hell or High Water and capturing the local food and farm culture for Edible Santa Barbara, among other publications. Conservation and sustainability remain core values Erin shares through the work he creates.

ErinFeinblatt.com

RJ BROOKS, PHOTOGRAPHER+DESIGNER- BOARD GRAPHIC INLAYS

RJ Brooks is a San Diego based artist and co-founder of A Ship In The Woods, an experimental art and music venue based out of a mid-century home in the Del Mar area. “I design spaces, things, document them, explore origins, transmute the movement of patterns, and collaborate with others in hopes of stumbling across something alien. . . if I could transmute something, it would be the way we hesitate to shift habits and patterns.” -RJB

shipinthewoods.com

KELLEN MALLOY- A SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

“Two years ago, Kellen Malloy moved from Florida to California. As a current resident of Los Angeles, Malloy is making glorious folk music out of his bedroom. He calls this solo project Kith & Kell. Malloy says he wants “listeners to feel like they’re in the woods or have desire to go when they listen.” A single from this forthcoming EP is “Wilderness King”. Reaching almost six minutes, the benign vocals and stomping percussion take us on an organic journey.”

– EARMILK

soundcloud.com/kithandkell

www.earmilk.com/2012/04/02/kith-kell-wilderness-king-premiere/

kithandkell.tumblr.com/

MEGHAN DAMBACHER- RERIP, 501 3C NON-PROFIT- BOARD RECYCLING OUTREACH AND COORDINATION

Rerip is a 501c 3 non-profit with a mission to keep boards out of landfills. Co-founded by Meghan Dambacher in 2006, Rerip volunteers and regional chapters set up drop-off locations for discarding unwanted or broken boards and surf-related gear. Collected items are either repaired and re-surfed, donated to groms in need, or repurposed as art projects. Rerip collects any board or parts thereof to be used for R&D or deconstructed and repurposed as building materials. Rerip's recent board recycling program from the Rip Curl Pro in Ocean Beach, San Francisco was a huge success! Ongoing support will help spread awareness and implement creative ways to reduce waste and improve industry practices.

rerip.org

DAVE PURSUE- ENCINITAS STREET ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR, DESIGNER–LIVE ART PROJECT

Pursue is best known for his adorable Bunny Kitty character. Owner of Home: a Mercantile Company in Encinitas and North Park, he and has traveled with graffiti crews all over the world. Pursue is a skilled graphic designer, illustrator, street artist, and footwear designer. His natural artistic talents have been featured in numerous publications. His long list of accomplishments includes creating graphics, logos, and branded identities for many well-known companies.

itsbunnykitty.blogspot.com

JAKE MOSS- SHAPER+ARTIST –SURFCRAFTS, COLOR SCHEMES, drawings

Jake Moss, shaper/owner of Moss Research Surfboards, began his creative journey in surfboard design over 15 years ago in Encinitas, California. Moss's focus and life–passion lies in creative problem solving: helping us reconnect with the basic principals of ecology and sustainable life values. With over two decades worth of surfing experience, he was able to implement a cutting-edge, sustainable design process that has garnered him recognition in the international surf community. His shaping portfolio is one of the most versatile, including innovative thruster alternatives and his most sought after "Spacecake" single fin. Moss crafts with the eye of a true artist and the workmanship and precision of a scientist. His goal is to enhance the individual surfing experience as we move forward as a culture of sustainability.

mossresearch.com