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Whale Tales 2017: We Came, We Saw, We Paddled

Brian Guadagno

Whale Tales 2017: We Came, We Saw, We Paddled

Each year the non-profit Whale Trust Maui puts on their Whale Tales benefit* to help fund some of the most groundbreaking field research of earth’s largest marine mammals. This week-long event brings marine experts (scientists, photographers, filmmakers, conservationists) together with thousands of residents and visitors they hope to excite, educate, inspire – and that they did!   Among the many whale watch excursions, our Raw Elements ambassador Jodelle Fitzwater (Get Fit with Jodelle) hosted a Guided Standup Paddle Tour, which we've been dreaming of attending. This was the year! Our small group paddled off shore Kihei for what seemed like miles (it was probably at least a few),...


Why Winter UV Protection Is Crucial

Brian Guadagno

Why Winter UV Protection Is Crucial

Dont Think SPF is Crucial in Winter - Think Again!Regardless of the temperature outside, ultraviolet rays are the same strength year-round. While clouds can block and diffuse them, certain atmospheric conditions including partially cloudy skies can actually increase their potency. Similar to water, reflection off snow can magnify the strength of UVs by 80%. And if you’re up in the mountains, you’re even more vulnerable. At high altitudes, UVs are more intense and potentially more damaging. People are also less likely to take precautions against the sun when it’s cold and cloudy, which adds to that risk. This inevitably leaves...


Leaping Bunny Program - Raw Elements USA Recommitment

Brian Guadagno

Leaping Bunny Program - Raw Elements USA Recommitment

Your Company Recommitment on LeapingBunny.orgCongratulations! Raw Elements USA’s recommitment with Leaping Bunny has been approved. Please remember to keep your company and contact information up to date at LeapingBunny.org.Your company's brand(s) continues to appear in the online version of the Compassionate Shopping Guidefound at LeapingBunny.org, as well as our smartphone app and the print run of the paper Compassionate Shopping Guide.Now that recommitment is over with, please stay in touch! Leaping Bunny would love to work with your company via our free promotional/marketing opportunities through social media, e-newsletters, and our website/blog. Please reach out to kim@leapingbunny.org if interested.As always, we're...


Waterman Eco-Challenge 2016 EPIC!!

Brian Guadagno

Waterman Eco-Challenge 2016 EPIC!!

Narragansett Town Beach - July 16, 2016Raising Awareness Toward Ocean & Sun Safety 3 Mile Ocean Paddle - 1 Mile Ocean Swim Races Wow - What an epic day 6th Annual Waterman Eco-Challenge 2016 was!! We could not have had better weather and conditions. The water was calm, glassy and emerald green and winds were non existent until SW kicked up toward the second half of the 3 mile paddle. The competitor numbers were record breaking! 130 open water swimmers and 95 paddlers and lifeguard kayakers. The scene on the beach at the sponsor tents and Environmental Awareness tents was...


Raw Elements Teams Up With Keep A Breast Foundation

Brian Guadagno

Raw Elements Teams Up With Keep A Breast Foundation

The Keep A Breast Foundation is a California based, non-profit organization that uses art and educational programs to raise awareness of methods of prevention and early detection of breast cancer.   KAB Foundation Mission: to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being. KAB Foundation has also created The Not Toxic Revolution to inform, educate and inspire young people...