Climate Change is really happening...
In the last days of on the Mississippi this summer, tragedy happened when we were stuck in a shelter for almost 3 days... 100,000 people have lost their homes. They are calling it the biggest natural disaster to hit the US since Sandy.
I spent a week with the Louisiana Environmental Action Network to document some of the stories of survivors and offer aid with gutting houses.
All photos by me.
This summer I was on a quest to travel the length of one of the longest rivers in the world on a boat made from recycled and reclaimed materials with five friends. Our goal was to produce a documentary and inspire people to think more consciously about the waste they create. Here is the trip in pictures.
Presented by The Revery and House of IOCO Fashion
Belize with the New York Film Academy.
Rinjani For Earth Day
On Sunday 24th April, 2011, a group of five Make A Change Bali representatives climbed Indonesia’s second highest volcano, Mount Rinjani, in Lombok, for International Earth Day. Representing the Make A Change Bali organization, the group consisted of Pudji Skibenes, Marcus Smyth, Victor Greenwood, Sam and Gary Bencheghib. Their aim is to spread awareness of the natural disasters that have impacted Indonesia over the past year. Working alongside the Quake Relief GCP Group, they have been raising funds for the victims of the Gunung Merapi eruption and the Padang earthquake.
The group trekked for over 25 hours through muddy tropical forest and along steep rocky ridges, striving to push on despite strong gusts of wind and monsoon rain. Once at the summit, the first rays of morning sun appeared over the horizon and the group was treated to a breathtaking view of Sumbawa, Bali, Lombok and Rinjani’s lake below. In awe of the majestic view from their vantage point, the group’s long journey all felt worthwhile.
Photos by Marcus Smyth.