CALIFORNIA

ZERO WASTE

Partnership with the 5 Gyres Institute.

 

Plastic in the world’s oceans and around the world has captured wide public attention, resulting in campaigns for policy change, producer responsibility for reducing waste, and a wave of innovation coming from small and large companies to shift culture to zero waste.  Leap Lab will partner with 5 Gyres on expeditions to bring stakeholders out to sea to study and understand the problem and solutions first hand.

GROW

Partnership with Brian's Orchard

The community will grow food to demonstrate what it takes for a community to be self-sufficient.  Food security in urban centers is essential, as many communities live in food deserts, where fresh and healthy food is practically and economically unavailable. Brians Orchard has invited Leap Lab to partner to help construct and distribute garden boxes to the community.

COMMUNITY

LEAP LAB FUTURE

Until we find a building to house our exhibits, we will build partnerships with each of the 5 themes of Leap Lab.  

In the future, we envision exhibit halls, working farms, solar fields and a herd of triceratops dinosaurs walking through the building.

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EXPEDITION 2022

Textile solutions to microfiber pollution

Next year, post-pandemic, we aim to sail from LA to SF to examine microfibers and microplastics in the ocean and inland waters.  Scientists, corporate, gov. and non-profit leaders will sail together up and down the California coast.  

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GARDEN BOXES

Keeping soil, plants, and pollinators flourishing is serious stuff, so we also made a point of using the same natural, ecologically-sound cedar we use in all our Vermont-made raised and elevated garden beds. Easy to assemble too: simply insert each cedar board into a slot on the aluminum corner, fasten with screws, and you're ready to plant!

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Partnership with AltaSea.

AltaSea is a space where ocean science meets business, education and the community.  AltaSea envisions a large complex of like-minded innovators, ocean advocates, and educators coming together to impact great ocean conservation across the US.  

Leap Lab has worked with AltaSea to create exhibits and lectures on ocean plastic solutions, featuring the JUNKraft, which Leap Lab founders used to raft across the Pacific Ocean in 2008.

JUNKraft

Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins from 5 Gyres Institute present “JUNK Raft: Our Journey Toward More Ocean, Less Plastic.” Founders of 5 Gyres, this couple met while researching the North Pacific gyre and vowed to dedicate their lives to solving the problem of marine pollution. Their organization completed the first plastic research expeditions across the South Atlantic and South Pacific gyres and collaborated with international scientists to publish the first global estimate of total plastic in the ocean.

Grow

Community

Ecology

Power

Zero Waste

Water

GET IN TOUCH:

Marcus Eriksen, PhD

Executive Director of Leap Lab CA

Anna Cummins

Director  of Leap Lab CA

Sean Reif

Director  of Leap Lab  FL

© 2020 by MARKA

Tel: 323 395-1843

Email: marcuseriksen@gmail.com

 

Tel: 310-998-8616

Email: annacummins@gmail.com

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