Working with longtime partners, Starboard, Linzi is leading a project to build environmental education curriculum that combines design thinking, sustainability & experiential education. She's working alongside cartoonist Sarah Steenland to create the workbook & develop the program to be available both in print & online. After 10 months of curriculum development, Luke joined the team as Creative Director. The team have now partnered with the UN Technology & Innovation Lab, and will launch at the UN Climate Action Summit in NY, Sept 2019.
Plastic Free Jersey hosted their Blue Mind event, supported by PwC and Carey Olsen, in December 2018 - A celebration of all the hard work local businesses, schools & community organisations have put in over the last year to reduce the use of plastic and to shift to a more sustainable way of living.
We were commissioned to build an experiential art installation to highlight the issue of marine plastic pollution.
Luke worked alongside Black & Red Films to shoot the water footage for the launch film for Plastic Free Jersey. The film showcases the ‘why’ behind the work at Plastic Free Jersey - the fact that we live on a beautiful island with an incredible coastline, and that we want to keep it that way.
We worked with Plastic Free Jersey to document their journey building Precious Plastic machines. Precious Plastic is a Dutch-based non-profit that centres around an initiative to provide open source blueprints that can be used to create plastic recycling equipment. These blueprints are designed so that commonly found hardware supplies and materials found all over the world can be used in the construction and build of the various machines. Plastic Free Jersey were awarded a grant from the Jersey Ecology Trust Fund and worked alongside the Sea Monkey Project to build the machines.
Linzi works alongside Easkey Britton & Carolina Pereira to co-host Wavemakers - where social innovation & creativity meet the sea. Wavemakers is a global gathering of 16 leaders, founders, and wavemakers from around the world. Using surfing as an immersive and experiential journey, the annual retreat is hosted in the World Surfing Reserve in Ericeira, Portugal and combines nature connection, impact driven work & social good to redefine what it means to be a leader.
Our founder, Linzi worked as Creative Strategist & Co-Designer alongside the Wild Labs team to co-host an 'Ocean Hack' with Project Everyone & Salesforce at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
Following on from the Plastic Free Jersey Design Sprint, two students from Hautlieu School were chosen to represent the island at the Plastic Hackathon at the Design School of Design Engineering, Imperial College, London. Both Gemma & Katelyn were keynote speakers at the event and Gemma’s team went on to win first prize. Her team is now working alongside Sustainable Ventures to develop their concept, Mindful Mini’s & explore next steps.
Protect Blue has partnered with the Paddle League to integrate a stronger sustainability message throughout their events & comms. We'll be working with all their SUP event partners to reduce the environmental footprint of each race, and with the Paddle League team to build relevant, educational & engaging content focused on ocean conservation.
The Design Sprint, supported by Butterfield, brought together GCSE and A-Level students from across the island to find solutions to three plastic pollution challenges. They were guided through the process by mentors & experts, and at the end of the day, pitched their concepts to a panel of judges including SAS CEO Hugo Tagholm.
The winning team presented an innovative solution to the challenge ‘How might we showcase Jersey as a catalyst for positive ecological change?’.
After our 3rd event in Policoro, Italy, we worked alongside Jersey photographer & filmmaker Robbie Dark to produce a short film about the ethos of our events and what makes Protect Blue different from a standard sustainability conference.
Protect Blue has been hired as creative agency for SUPKids. Founded in 2015 SUPKids is a program for kids teaching SUP, environmental education & water safety. SUPKids is partnered with leading SUP brand, Starboard, and now has 40+ schools globally and is committed to connecting kids into nature & teaching them to protect their planet.
Protect Blue works alongside Gen Blue as event partners for our sustainability conference, as well as working through our bespoke brand strategy process, Super Stoked with the Gen Blue team in Thailand in 2017.
We all know that plastic pollution is one of the main issues affecting our coastlines, and we understand that the fishing industry has a role to play in finding solutions that can have a positive impact.
It’s vital that solutions are developed in a way that allows all voices to be heard and all ideas to be considered. Protect Blue has been commissioned by the Government of Jersey to host an evening workshop for the local commercial fishing fleet to share thoughts & views with the aim of determining a number of potential solutions that can be trialled in collaboration with Ports of Jersey, Government of Jersey & other key stakeholders.
Linzi was brought on as a consultant by Surfing Australia to develop additional educational resources for their national SurfGroms program. Her focus was on creating content to position surfing as 'more than sport' and integrating values into the curriculum, alongside social good & ocean advocacy.