Alison’s Adventures MISSION:
Each Alison’s Adventures film and corresponding digital media calls attention to global, environmental, and human issues through entertaining storylines that educate and inspire viewers to be a part of the solution. By inspiring and educating the youth of today, we create solid leaders for the future.
Alison’s Adventures Global Accomplishments Of Environmental Policy Change:
BANNING THE PLASTIC BAG IN CALIFORNIA:
By paddling through the plastic polluted LA river, Alison created a viral video on facebook which, shown through analytics, caused people to vote to ban the plastic bag in California.
CLEANUP OF TRASH ISLAND:
Alison’s film on Trash Island in the Maldives instigated the cleanup of Trash Island and initiated programs for recycling, plastic education, and plastic prevention to be established across the Indiana Ocean.
BANNING THE PLASTIC STRAW:
Alison collaborated with the Lonely Whale Foundation and the 5 Gyres Institute to change global policies to ban the plastic straw including Starbucks.
UK’S PLASTIC BANS:
Alison videos were picked up throughout the UK over the years and now there is a big trend to stop plastic waste even by the Queen.
BANNING TOXIC SUNSCREEN IN HAWAII:
Alison’s film shown on all Hawaiian Airlines flights entering Hawaii was instrumental in the recent passing of the law banning toxic sunscreens in Hawaii.
Alison’s TED Talk
The grandest treasure hunts in history sometimes reveal the greatest truths. Alison Teal, Time Magazine’s Female Indiana Jones, and O Magazine’s Oprah Of Adventure, travels the world seeking out the greatest myths, mysteries, and legends around the globe. Here, we learn about her journey to uncover “the greatest treasure on earth,” and her profound discoveries along the way. With a mission to educate through entertainment, Alison Teal is a voice for both exploration and conservation. Through her exciting film series, she shares shocking discoveries about plastic pollution, proving that “water is life.”
Example Cause Campaigns
Jason Mraz CBS
Global plastic problem – where our trash really goes!CALL TO ACTION: Please bring your re-usable bags for shopping and refuse plastic products and styrofoam take away containers….www.alisonsadventures.com To learn more and get involved, click the link above.MahaloAlisonFilmed by Tina Segura with Surfrider LA ***Surfboard made out of recycled coffee cups/plant resin and bikini made out of recycle plastic bottles
Posted by Alison's Adventures on Sunday, December 11, 2016
WE MUST ACT NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. Over the past 6 years I've documented the reality of our growing GLOBAL PLASTIC CRISIS. SIMPLE SOLUTIONS:Orca365: Join an Orca365 adventure today & have an incredible life changing adventure surfing while also being part of the solution. http://www.orca365.comMobot Nation: I save about 200 plastic water bottles a year by using a Mobot water bottle which also doubles as an exercise foam roller.http://mobot.com Zoetica: Since more than 40% of plastic is used just once, I carry a Zoetica bag with reusable items like straws, utensils, and cups. http://zoeticalife.comThankful to these supporters of the cause and the making of this film.Cinematography Mark Tipple#plasticfreejuly #alisonsadventures
Posted by Alison's Adventures on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Hawaiian Airlines x Raw Elements
WE DID IT!!! Today Hawaii officially became the the first state to ban the sale of sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate in them. Studies show that these ingredients are damaging coral reefs, marine life, human bodies, AND killing the marine plants that provide over 60% of the worlds oxygen!Thank you, Governor Ige @govhawaii, for signing SB 2571 into effect!I hope the world can follow Hawaii in banning toxic sunscreens! RAW ELEMENTS USA
Posted by Alison's Adventures on Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Samsung Max (Opera Max)
EXCITED to finally release my ALISON'S ADVENTURES MEXICO FILMS over this week!The human body can only survive 4 days without water. We live on a planet made up of 71% water but only 2.5% is fresh, and of that 2.5% only 0.065% is available for human consumption – yet every moment that fresh water source is under threat by pollutants introduced by the people who need it most: us.The trash I’m paddling through is directly over the gorgeous fresh water caves, or Cenotes, of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. When it rains the toxins from the trash seep through the extremely pores limestone and directly in the one of our last fresh water source on earth. This trash was not a landfill. It was simply placed out of site as it is done it most places all over the world – destroying one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. I was honored to team up with Sam Meacham (featured in this video) who is a National Geographic Grantee, professional cave diver, scientist, and founder of the non profit CINDAQ AC (El Centro Investigador del Sistema Acuífero de Quintana Roo AC). Sam has spent decades dedicated to learning and sharing how we as a planet can protect our waters before it’s too late. You can support his incredible efforts at El Centro Investigador del Sistema Acuífero de Quintana Roo A.C.THE SOLUTION: As a planet we can prevent this by:1. Reducing fossil fuel emissions2. Reducing plastic production4. turn to green energy to run factories and cars. 5. shifting to solar power for electricity 6. Grow organic food and practice regernative agriculture and compostingAs individuals:1. Refuse single use plastic like water bottles2. Ride a bike to work or take public transport 3. Turn off lights in a room when you are not in the room OR switch to a solar power grid.4. Compost your food scraps instead of throwing them in the garbage. 5. Travel to eco minded resorts and use Raw Elements sunscreen that does not kill the reef6. Get involved in community organizations and non profits that are working to change environmental laws. Paddle board by Starboard Stand Up Paddle SurfingWaterproof camera & phone cases by Pelican LifeThank you to Maya Tulum Resort for hosting us Cinematography by Mark Tipple#alisonsadventures
Posted by Alison's Adventures on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Invite Alison to speak at your school or event
Alison Teal desires to educate and inspire children and families around the world through humorous entertainment that leads to action! Each film will entertain while teaching cultural awareness, geographic exploration, and the importance of family, kindness, health, and caring for our planet.
- Introduction: 10min. Alison introduces herself to the students and shows an overview teaser of Alison’s Adventures.
- Film Screening: 40min – 2hrs, depending on the time allotted or subject matter.
- Cultural Immersion: fun, interactive. Alison shares significant words in other languages and dance moves from around the world.
- Q&A: Alison answers student’s questions and shares personal exciting stories that are inspired by the questions.
- Conclusion: Alison shares information about how YOU can EASILY make a difference in the world and the secret to living “your dream life.”
Alison’s is an international inspirational and motivational speaker at primary schools, universities, corporate events, and the World Environmental Forum:
PINK is the new GREEN
My surf boards are “Green to the Core” made from soy based sustainable products and recycled coffee cups and other recycled Styrofoam.