Lucas will try to beat the World Guinness Record for the "longest distance on open ocean without water support". To achieve it, he'll ride from Sagres (Portugal), the most southwestern corner of Europe to Pompeii (Italy).
During the journey, Lucas and the team will be picking up trash to raise awareness about plastic consumption.
Another goal will be raising funds for two charities. Earthalliance, fighting against deforestation in the amazon and Aladina fundation, that takes care of kids with cancer in Spain.
January 2019. In the idyllic Island of Bali, a.k.a. Island of Gods, Lucas and Carlos, lifelong Friends are enjoying their yearly surf trip to Bali. After a few days of heavy rain, they come back to their favourite beach, Echo beach, only to find it completely covered by plastics brought in by the storm. It is surprising to see it like that, being one of the most touristy beaches in Bali. With no hesitation, they get a few rubbish bags and start to clean the beach. With so many beach clubs around this area, soon some people join them, until they are around 12. That´s how the idea comes up.
So Blue4green was born. The name was chosen because we thougth we could clean the ocean while donating to reforestation, another major climate issue. Specially this year in places like the Amazon, Congo or the Artic Circle.
Lucas has been working with Jetskis in Salou since he was 15 y.o. and he had been thinking for a while about giving back to the sea what the sea had given him. No better way than doing it riding his jetski to beat a World Guinness Record. And with a good cause. Helping to clean the mediterranean sea and raise awareness that it is time to take action.
Carlos have been working the past 5 years around the world and he have seen first hand the damage than plastic have cause to the world. Abel joined them as a photographer and videographer, also worried about our nowadays problems. He is not only an audivisual artist, but he is been working with his own NGO in Africa the past few years.
Abel Rincón will be in charge of the content on Blue4Green's social networks in this adventure. He is a former professional player and tennis coach while developing his passion for the audiovisual world working as a freelancer for different companies / events. Among them (Open Banc Sabadell, XpressTennisCup ...).
Abel is the co-founder of the TennisAid entity. Charity association that provides sports equipment and technical assistance in disadvantages areas of the world, also spends his free time sharing experiences through YouTube and Instagram.
The challenge will be to beat the World Guinness Record of longest distance in open ocean without water support. Lucas will ride from Sages (Portugal) to Pompeya (Italy) picking up trash during the journey. Carlos and Abel will ride the campervan on land, taking photos and videos and cleaning some beaches along the coast. This way, we will compensate the plastic we are using on the trip.
To have a 0 CO2 footprint, Blue4green will donate money at the end of the Project to plant trees to Bosques Sostenibles, a spanish company dedicates t ogrow trees where they are more needed. This way we will plant the necessary amount of trees to reach that 0 emissions goal.
A new organization to help address the urgent threats to our planet’s life support systems – born out of the shared passion of its founding co-chairs: environmental activist and Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, businesswoman and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, and investor and philanthropist Brian Sheth. Launched in response to a growing climate crisis and staggering loss of biodiversity threatening the stability of life on Earth.
Is the organización chosen by Blue4Green to compensate our CO2 emissions during the challenge. When we finish, we’ll donate the necessary amount of money to plant trees to compensate our CO2 footprint, both the jetski and the campervan. Just contact Bosques Sostenibles if you want to collaborate planting trees in local projects around Spain.
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50% of the amount raised will be donated to Earthalliance, a new organization to help address the urgent threats to our planet´s life support systems and Aladina Fundation, a organization which works with kids with cancer in Spain. The remaining 50% will be used to fund the adventure (gas, food, Jetski)
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