Ocean Recovery Alliance Ltd

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Ocean Recovery Alliance Ltd

Update @ 31 October 2019Unfortunately , Daniel has suffered a shoulder injury and will have to postpone the swim around HK Island till next year, either spring or fall 2020. We will keep you posted once a date has been set. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24 September 2019Daniel Vanderhave and Mayank Vaid will attempt the HK360 Swim as a tandem solo team around HK Island on November 21, 2019. Means both will swim the whole distance together. It’s a 45km distance. Starting in Sau Ying Pun Swim Shelter the clockwise swim will circumnavigate Hong Kong Island and finish at the same sport where it started. The team is raising funds for Ocean Recovery. The funds raised would be used to help add new features, capacity, outreach and training for the Global Alert app. This would be a huge benefit, and would allow Ocean Recovery to mobilize communities so they can tie all the dots together via stakeholders who can use it. Who Benefits from this Fundraising? Ocean Recovery Alliance is an organization focused on bringing together new technologies, solutions, ideas and projects to help with issues that negatively impact the health of the ocean. One of the organization’s main focus areas is plastic pollution, both in regards to finding ways to clean what is already in the ocean, and inspiring ways to prevent its ecosystem impact on land. Ocean Recovery Alliance focuses on broader ocean issues and results-oriented solutions by bringing together alliances and collaborations of different resources and expertise for particular problems. “To address the problem of increasing plastic pollution flowing to our waterways and ocean, Ocean Recovery Alliance has created Global Alert, an innovative, online tool that increases interaction and connectivity to plastic pollution by allowing users to report, rate and map trash hot-spots in their waterways and coastlines via mobile devices and a web-based platform. This information and engagement broadens awareness, aggregates information flow, and spurs solutions to reduce plastic waste flowing from our rivers and streams, and into the ocean.” - source Ocean Recovery https://www.oceanrecov.org/global-ocean-alert-system/solution.html Support our chosen cause with your generous and kind donations TODAY by clicking the "DONATE NOW" button to donate! Thank you.  

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Raised So Far : HKD 17,691

Target : HKD 100,000


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Ocean Recovery Alliance Ltd

We all love the freedom of swimming in the open waters: there are no lines, no walls, no stopwatch... but there is a lot of rubbish. I aspire to become the first person to swim the "Oceans Grand Slam", which comprises the Oceans Seven (solo achievement of seven channels), in addition to completing a 1 km swim anywhere within the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic Circle in the Southern Ocean. The Oceans Grand Slam is open water swimming's equivalent of the Explorers Grand Slam. All the money raised goes to Ocean Recovery Alliance, a USA / Hong Kong non-profit with extensive experience in fighting plastic waste in the Ocean. Will you help me reach my fundraising goal?  

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Raised So Far : USD 0

Target : USD 50,000


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Ocean Recovery Alliance Ltd

This is an event on short notice, but I want to help contribute to ocean stewardship and help a worthy cause while I'm regaining some fitness.   

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Raised So Far : HKD 300

Target : HKD 1,200


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Ocean Recovery Alliance Ltd

My name is Erden Eruç. I am an accomplished ocean rower with 15 Guinness World Records registered to my name and recognized as the first one to have rowed the three major oceans. I completed the first solo circumnavigation by human power between 2007-2012. While plying the waters of the world's oceans in a rowboat and beach walking or sea kayaking the shores of land masses, I witnessed a great deal of plastic pollution. I want to help address said pollution. On Tuesday, November 27th, I worked hard on a stationary rowing erg at CrossFit Gig Harbor to register 45 km total, a distance equivalent of a row around Hong Kong Island.  My total time was 3:19:50 with a 5 minute break at 15 km mark. I am hoping that with this sweat equity, I will be able to encourage my friends and connections to contribute to Ocean Recovery Alliance. Around The Island Race (ATIR 2018) is an actual race which took place on December 2 among rowboats which followed a course around the island of Hong Kong. The course length was 45 km. (https://www.rhkyc.org.hk/events/ATIRGlobalErgChallengeHK2018.aspx) Global Erg Challenge (https://www.globalergchallenge.org/) is the 45 km virtual challenge organized as a fundraiser by Ocean Recovery Alliance. I signed up as a solo. All racing would take place on one (1) rowing machine (or adaptive paddle machine) per team, with participants rotating on that machine in order to cover 45 km of distance in the fastest time. Participants logged in to the KinoMap App in order to synchronize their machine with the app, for a verified, time-stamped race result before Nov 28. Then on Dec 2, the world watched a virtual race take place over the web, pitting the erg performances to those of the actual rowboats.Proceeds of funds raised will be used to help expand the outreach, education and engagement of their Global Alert App, which allows people to report trash hotspots anywhere in the world’s waters or coastlines. This allows stakeholders in watersheds around the world to better manage and prevent trash from impacting their communities and environment. The app is currently in English and Spanish. We hope that some teams will be able to become ambassadors for the Global Alert App in their communities, and to help engage government, NGO, university or business stakeholders in the focus on plastic pollution reduction and impact in our waters.Please download their Global Alert App on your smart phone to report pollution sites in our waters, beaches and waterfronts in need of cleaning; you will be empowered to make this a better world. Introductory videos explaining the cause are below. Now, that was a long time on an erg; I thought I would lose my mind! I am grateful that CrossFit Gig Harbor offered me their facilities...  This is a worthy cause. Please take a look.Short introduction video: http://bit.ly/StreamsOfPlasticHow-to-video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsQslpo_DwY&t=4sActual race day streaming video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRQNvwxY6w0My website: http://www.ErdenEruc.comMy LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erdeneruc/  

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Raised So Far : HKD 18,671

Target : HKD 20,000


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Ocean Recovery Alliance Ltd

We all love the freedom of swimming in the open waters: there are no lines, no walls, no stopwatch... but there IS a lot of rubbish. I will be swimming one of the most revered Open Water Swimming competitions in each of the seven continents during 2018, including Rottnest Channel (Australia), Robben Island (South Africa), Lake Titicaca (Bolivia), English Channel (England-France), Catalina Channel (US), Clean Half (Hong Kong) and the first ever ICE KM race in Antarctica. By doing so, I will become the first person to complete a "Continents Seven" - a new World Record.All the money raised goes to Ocean Recovery Alliance, a USA / Hong Kong non-profit with extensive experience in fighting plastic waste in oceans, rivers and lakes. Will you help me reach my fundraising goal?  

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Raised So Far : USD 3,132

Target : USD 3,000


Fundraising for:
Ocean Recovery Alliance Ltd

Plastic = petroleum (unsustainability epitomised). Something we are seeing the increasingly ugly impacts of NOW, from invisible microplastics poisoning the fish we eat- yes the yoga leggings are to blame - to piling up on the beaches of the Pacific, even uninhabited islands, not to mention making up its own island(s) the size of a small continent http://bit.ly/2qngUvk. With only 10% of it recycled, 8 million tonnes of plastic waste makes its way to the ocean every year. While we're fighting against strong forces of cheap virgin material due to the low price of oil plus $650bn in ​oil subsidies, the costs are transferred elsewhere, with pollution costing ~USD13 bn each year (in 2014, & only set to increase) (http://bit.ly/2pPbFmm)All of it created still exists, and basically always will. Unless burned, as in developing and developed countries alike (including Denmark, where despite their admirable renewable strategy a lot is incinerated for energy)Plastic is only part of the problem of climate change. And yet it is relatively one of the easiest to change. More than just create awareness, Ocean Recovery Alliance makes sustainability sell, especially to the corporate culprits out there, reducing (thinner bottles) and recycling PET plastic bottles for example. So do donate, if you can (you won't even have to feel bitter because of my fitness/motivation levels since I will have had probably <two weeks training in total)And at the very least let us think about our everyday actions that fuel this addiction. In summary: less synthetic stuff, more mindful consumption choices. Our responsibility as consumers and citizens.Ciao chicos and thanks for reading*delayed due to injury but it’s got to be done!  

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115%

Raised So Far : HKD 1,150

Target : HKD 1,000