S'more Protection for the Oceans
August 12, 2013
Sea Shepherd hosted its fourth annual S'more Protection for the Oceans fundraiser on August 12, 2013. As in years past, Sweet and Sara generously donated marshmallows and V-Spot, a latin vegan restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY graciously opened their doors to us.
Volunteers made s'mores and served them with sweets from Terri Vegetarian, Mister Sister, Clementine Bakery, and Cinnamon Snail. As always, attendees were reminded to eat responsibly and there were no reported cases of sugar intoxication despite so many delicious sweets.
Many companies showed their support for Sea Shepherd and ocean conservation by donating to the raffle. Raffle donors this year included PlantFusion, Totem Tales Publishing, Life Without Plastic, Lazy Dog Designs, Synergy Organic Clothing, Larry's Southwestern Sauces, La Pirata Kitchen, Cri de Coeur, Viana/Soyatoo, Gristle Tattoo, Dirty Librarian Chains, Herbivore Clothing, Gardein, Gladrags, SquareBar, Fruit Bliss, Vegan Bodega, Manitoba Harvest, Meow Meow Tweet, Simple Straws, Tallulah Jane perfume, Field Roast, Klean Kanteen, Moo Shoes, Brooklyn Grooming, acure, The Good Bean, Pangea Vegan Store, skinnyskinny, Compassion Couture , Vegan Cuts, and We Are The Wilderness. Alternative Baking Company also donated enough cookies for each attendee to go home with one to help prevent a sugar crashing late at night.
With the dolphin drive in Taiji, Japan mere weeks away and Operation Infinite Patience 2013-2014 set to launch, chapter coordinator and Cove Guardian veteran Ethan Wolf spoke about Sea Shepherd's history in Taiji, the importance of Sea Shepherd's continued presence in Taiji, and how it is important for supporters to push their comfort zones by joining the dolphin protection campaign in Taiji, Japan, the sea lion protection campaign in the Pacific Northwest, and becoming on-shore volunteers with the New York City chapter.
It was great to see familiar faces and Sea Shepherd NYC is looking forward to S'more Protection for the Oceans 2014.
Reported by Ethan Wolf