Our visit to a vanilla plantation, is a good example for one of our ad hoc projects. We never know where and when they pop up. This time it was the owner of a plantation, who was in need of some good pictures for his explanation charts. We took the chance, spent a few hours of work and (hopefully) made his day.
Are you wondering what NETTOYAGE DE PLAGE means? It simply means cleaning the beach in French. We went out to support an initiative of Océan Prévention Réunion in cooperation with the Surfrider Foundation. With a global problem of this size, it is important to deliver the message to as many people as possible. So we took some pictures and made a video for you to spread.
A rising number of fatal shark attacks around La Réunion has led to a public discussions calling the authorities for action. In a state of not having a real solution the government considers killing a great number of sharks, despite everyone knows that this will not solve the problem. Positions are becoming more and more entrenched with people afraid La Réunion will lose its tourist reputation on the one side and environmental organizations and like-minded persons on the other.
Eru is an independent guide from Bukit Lawang, offering jungle tracks to the Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra. During a huge flood he and his family lost everything they had. Today they live in a small flat provided by the government. For Eru it is hard to get in contact with his clients, because he does not have a computer or internet. After our jungle track and a visit to his home and getting to know his family, we decided to take our video footage and make Eru a small appearance on the world wide web.
I remember the day like it was yesterday. We were sitting on the couch in a small flat, having a glass of wine and started talking about our dreams and what it would be like to turn them into reality. Maybe we had a glass to much but you know, how one word gives another and soon we were making plans to throw over our current lives and start again from scratch.
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