To create an ocean-friendly beach game and raise awareness for sea turtles through creativity, education, and fun!
To inspire others to play, learn, and create a positive impact in the world.
Of the billions of coconuts harvested each year for the coconut oil, water and flesh industries, 99% of their shells are discarded and burned as waste. We are repurposing these shells into an ocean-friendly beach game made from real coconuts. With billions of plastic ending up in the landfill and ocean every year, it’s important that society begins to minimize/eliminate plastic solutions in favor of plant-based alternatives, especially the toys and game industry.
The burning of coconut shells is not only a waste of natural resources, it also contributes significantly to CO2 and methane emissions. While coconut husk (the hairy outside of the coconut shell) is an attractive biomass fuel and is also a good source of charcoal, the smoke from coconut shells is an environmental hazard and also a health hazard to humans and animals.
Sea turtles have been on the earth for over 100 million years. Nearly all species of sea turtles are classified as endangered due to human actions and lifestyles. As sea turtle populations decline, so does their ability to fulfill vital functions in the marine ecosystem. Plastic pollution poses a serious threat to sea turtles and other marine wildlife. In addition, 80% of plastic debris comes from land-based activities. We are committed to inspire, serve, and educate others to keep our beaches clean and leave nothing but footprints!
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