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Soaring Albatrosses Yoga Mat

DONATE TO OCEANIC SOCIETY With The “Soaring Albatrosses” Yoga Mat

$85.00

Mat Dimensions:

68″ long x 24″ wide x 4 mm thick.

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Product Description

Yoga Mat Size:  68″ long x 24″ wide x 4 mm thick

PROCEEDS FROM THIS YOGA MAT WILL BE DONATED TO OCEANIC SOCIETY’S “ADOPT AN ALBATROSS” PROGRAM.

Soaring Albatrosses Yoga Mat

I created this collage of devalued currency, cut into extremely small pieces and reassembled to form two albatrosses, one of the most majestic seafaring birds of the world, which has been severely impacted by plastic pollution. Parent birds in the North Pacific mistakenly ingest plastic objects as they feed, subsequently feeding them to their chicks. Just about every single albatross chick (100%) in Northwest Hawaiian Islands has some amount of plastic inside it, in many cases the amount of plastic is staggering, and likely contributes to many chicks dying prior to being able to fledge.  Funds from the sale of this yoga mat design will be donated to Oceanic Society’s “Albatross Adoption Program,” which will directly fund plastic mitigation efforts, habitat restoration at albatross breeding sites, outreach, education and research on North Pacific albatross populations.

Why You Should Buy This Yoga Mat

  • Yoga mat proceeds go to support the artist who created the mat
  • Machine washable
  • Comes with an individualized carrying strap
  • PVC and Phthalate free
  • eco natural tree rubber base
  • eco micro-fibre towel cloth top made from recycled water bottles
  • the towel top is designed for a warmer/hot yoga practice
  •  this mat performs superbly during a sweaty practice because it is designed to increase grip as you sweat
  • there is no need to bring both a towel and a mat to class anymore, and no more slipping when wet
  • all our plastic wrappings are biodegradable
  • eco-friendly, water-based inks

***If you do not have a sweaty practice or you have dry hands and feet, lightly spray water on the top surface of the mat at the beginning of your practice to enhance grip***

Washing Instructions For Your Yoga Mat

Machine wash your yoga mat alone with detergent (NO BLEACH) on gentle cycle in cold water. To speed up drying, wrap yoga mat in a towel and squeeze out excess water. Hang yoga mat to dry. (DO NOT PUT IN DRYER).

 

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 25 x 5 x 5 in
The Artist

Pam Longobardi’s parents, an ocean lifeguard and Delaware state diving champion, connected her from an early age to the ocean. She moved to Atlanta in 1970 and saw her neighborhood pond drained to build the high school she attended. Since then, she lived for varying time periods in Wyoming, Montana, California, and Tennessee, and worked as a firefighter, tree planter, scientific illustrator, aerial mapmaker, waitress, bartender, collaborative printer and a color mixer. Her artwork involves painting, photography, and installation and addresses the psychological relationship of humans to the natural world. Her art has been shown extensively across the US and internationally, and in 2006, she founded the Drifters Project, an international collaborative artistic research project focusing on ocean plastic pollution. In 2013, she won the prestigious Hudgens Prize, and has an ongoing collaboration supported by the Ionion Center for Art and Culture in Kefalonia, Greece. As lead artist on GYRE expedition, she was featured in the National Geographic film “GYRE: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean” and in National Geographic magazine. Her artwork ranges from paintings to photographs to sculptures to large-scale installations and public art. In 2014, Longobardi was awarded the title of Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State University, and has been named Oceanic Society’s Artist-In-Residence. Her artwork was recently featured on the cover of SIERRA magazine, on the Weather Channel and is held in numerous private and public collections. She will exhibit the long-term project on Kefalonia at the Goulandris Museum of Natural History in Athens, Greece from May to November 2015.
Funds from the sale of Longobardi’s yoga mat will be donated to support Oceanic Society’s, www.oceanicsociety.org, “Albatross Adoption Program.” Oceanic Society has initiated an Albatross Adoption program, which will directly fund plastic mitigation, outreach, education and research on albatross populations on Midway Atoll. These birds live and nest on remote Hawaiian Islands, and parent birds fly as far north as the Arctic Circle to collect food—directly over the North Pacific Gyre, where billions of pieces of plastic now collect. Mistaking plastic objects as food, the parents eat them and feed them to their chicks, killing as many as half of all fledgling chicks. Longobardi has teamed up with Spiritual Revolution, donating her time and artwork, to encourage behavioral change to reduce plastic consumption. To learn more about Longobardi, her art, research, and activism, and other amazing things she is doing for the Earth and its inhabitants, please visit www.driftersproject.net

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