#32 The Ahupua'a System - Brothers Brandon & Justin Lee

Big Island native Brandon Lee is raising organic Berkshire pigs sustainably, and his goal is to create the optimal pig for Hawaiian cooking.

To create a healthy environment, Lee uses an open pasture system and rotational grazing. After the pigs graze in a field, chickens run through and eat all the fleas and maggots that have developed in the dirt, creating a clean pasture: There’s no stench, and the pigs are free of pests. Goats are the next animals up in the rotation; they come through to eat the weeds.

Description taken from: Eater.com 

Video: http://www.eater.com/video/2017/2/6/14505112/raising-pigs-hawaii

#31 Salvaging Wood & Surfing In The Eddie - Big Ben Wilkenson

Born to a blue-collar family, Ben Wilkinson (@pitmove) was raised in a caravan at North Narrabeen. At 16, after outgrowing both the caravan and the Sydney beachbreaks, his quest for more challenging surf began. These days, settled on the North Shore of Oahu, he dedicates his life to charging the biggest surf possible. "I'm interested in pushing the performance aspect of paddle-in surfing," he says, "coming hard off the bottom and drawing critical lines on XXL waves." Out of the water Big Ben combines carpentry and art, working with salvaged wood to create custom furniture for clients in Hawai'i and around the world.

#30 Vice Correspondent - Thomas Morton


Thomas Morton (@BabyBalls69) is a writer, producer, and on camera correspondent for Vice. 

During his tenure at the magazine, Morton wrote first-hand accounts of infiltrating religious cults, competitive binge-eating and living with a Dominican family for a week. He was also the first non-Juggalo to attend and report on the Gathering of the Juggalos.

When Vice launched its online video channel in 2007, Morton began appearing as an on-air correspondent in numerous documentaries and video series, covering environmental catastrophes in the Pacific Ocean, the Louisiana Gulf coast, and the Brazilian Amazon. 

Morton has been a producer and correspondent for Vice HBO since 2013.

From 2014 to 2015, Morton served as a field reporter and host for Noisey's music documentaries Noisey Chiraq and Noisey Atlanta. 

In early 2016, Vice began broadcasting a new television channel, VICELAND. Thomas Morton currently hosts a long-form, pop anthropology docuseries called Balls Deep, which features in-depth investigative pieces focused on different American subcultures in each episode.
 

#28 How To Tag A Shark & Negotiate A Contract - Mark Healey

As a professional big-wave surfer, award-winning spear-fisherman, free-diver, photographer, filmmaker, and part-time Hollywood stuntman, Mark Healey (@healeywaterops) relies on just one tool to command his ever-frenetic schedule. “I check the global forecast at least six times a day, starting from when I first wake up, and find out what the ocean conditions are all around the world,” explains Healey, who hails from Oahu’s North Shore.

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#25 SURFER Magazine Editor - Steve Hawk

Steve Hawk (@stevehawk6211) was the Editor of Surfer magazine from 1990 to 1998, and a Contributing Editor since 2004.

Steve moved on to become the editorial director of Surfline/Swell.com, from 1999 to 2001, he then helped start the Tony Hawk Foundation, a charitable group co-founded by Steve's younger brother Tony.

He helped write the surf-themed HBO show John From Cincinnati (2007), and since 2009 has been the Executive Editor of Sierra, the Sierra Club's bi-monthly magazine.

Hawk has written surf-related freelance articles for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Outside, and Harper's. He is the author of Waves (2005), and helped ghostwrite Tony Hawk's How Did I Get Here: The Ascent of an Unlikely CEO (2005). Hawk won a 2012 Maggie Award for "The Cost of Coal," a Sierra magazine exposé into the coal industry. 

#24 Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker - Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown (@margaret13brown) earned her BA from Brown University in creative writing/modern culture and media and her MFA in Film from New York University. She directed Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004) which chronicles the turbulent life of American singer-songwriter Townes Van ZandtTime Out magazine listed it at number 7 on its "50 Greatest Music Films Ever"

Brown also directed the feature documentary The Order of Myths a 2008 Sundance Film Festival selection about the segregated Mardi Gras celebration of MobileAlabama. The film was nominated for Independent Spirit Award. It won many awards including a Peabody Award, a Cinematic Vision Award at the Silverdocs Documentary Festival and Truer Than Fiction Award at the Independent Spirit Awards.

In 2009, Brown was nominated a Cultural Ambassador for Documentary Filmmaking from the United States to ColombiaKazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

In 2012 United States Artists named Brown a Fellow.

In 2014, Brown directed the feature documentary The Great Invisible which won the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and an Emmy nomination for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking and aired in April, 2015, on Independent Lens on PBSThe Great Invisible features the BP oil spill in the Gulf in 2010 and its aftermath.

#21 Your Mind On Water - Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine and “a visionary" by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).

His experiences as a field research scientist, government consultant, founder and director of numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations, teacher, mentor, parent, and advisor all support his quest to build a stronger and more diverse blue movement.

Formerly a Senior Scientist at Ocean Conservancy, Nichols holds a B.A. degree from DePauw University in Biology and Spanish, an M.E.M. degree in Natural Resource Economics and Policy from Duke University, and a Ph.D.degree in Wildlife Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. He received a Bradley Fellowship to study the impacts of sea level rise at Duke University Marine Lab, a Marshall Fellowship to study at the University of Arizona, and a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico marine station in Mazatlan. In 2010 he delivered the commencement address at DePauw University where he also received an honorary doctorate in science. In 2011 he was inducted as a Fellow National member of the Explorers ClubIn 2014 he received the University of Arizona's Global Acheivement Award.
 

#19 The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide - Jim Fadiman

Dr. James Fadiman is considered America's wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use. In 1974 he co-founded the Institute for Transpersonal Pyschology, and has since continued to explore potential medical and creative uses of psychedelic drugs. In his most recent book, The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Sacred Journeys (2011), he provides insight into safe and correct uses of psychedelic drugs. The book was inspired by his unique knowledge of psychedelic experiences and his desire to explain beneficial uses of those substances. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in Social Relations in 1960, and his M.A. and Ph.D from Stanford University in Psychology in 1962 and 1965, respectively.

Resources:

http://www.maps.org/

http://scienceandsacraments.com/watch/#

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/02/psychedelic-drugs-lift-mental-distress-lsd-trials

 

#18 The Mushroom Forager - Randy Garrett

Randy Garrett is a spearfisherman, surfer, and mushroom hunter. During this conversation Randy blows our minds about the world of edible mushrooms. 

Suzanne Simard

https://www.ted.com/talks/suzanne_simard_how_trees_talk_to_each_other

Merlin Sheldrake

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-secrets-of-the-wood-wide-web

David Arora

http://www.davidarora.com/publications.html

Paul Stamets

https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_on_6_ways_mushrooms_can_save_the_world

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

http://www.redwoodcoastmushrooms.org/

Fungus Federation Santa Cruz

http://ffsc.us/

Michigan State Cancer Researcher

https://waltonlab.natsci.msu.edu/

 

 

#14 2X Big Wave World Champion - Greg Long

Greg Long (@GergLong) is by any standard the sport’s most celebrated big wave surfer—and by those same standards the most successful. In a career that now spans two decades Long, 33, has been awarded virtually every title in the big wave riding arena, including multiple XXL Global Big Wave Awards including Biggest Wave, Ride of the Year and Performer of the Year. He is the only surfer to win all three of the sport’s premier big wave competitions, including “The Eddie” at Waimea Bay, and was crowned 2013 Big Wave World Tour Champion. His list of accolades include the SIMA “Waterman of the Year Award”, a National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” nomination and the runner-up placing on Men’s Journal magazine’s “50 Most Adventurous Men” ranking. In 2012 Long was featured in the Fox Pictures release “Chasing Mavericks” both performing surf stunts and as a story character, and had the starring role in the 2014 ESPN adventure series “Big Wave Hellmen”.

Yet despite amassing a ‘Maverick’s size’ resume in danger waves, Greg Long hardly fits the stereotype of the extreme athlete (read; daredevil) who pushes himself closer and closer to edge in search of the ultimate video clip. An inveterate explorer, Long has circled the globe pursuing a much more personal form of self-expression, chasing storms to some of the most remote coastlines on earth, riding giant waves alone, or with a few close friends, far from the cameras and the limelight. Deeply thoughtful and well informed, Long has become one of the sport’s most articulate spokesman, lending his perspective and credibility to a number of ocean-oriented environmental groups, including The Surfrider Foundation, Save The Waves and Sustainable Surf. And, perhaps most significantly, he’s served as a volunteer/ambassador with organizations like Surfers Healing and the Best Day Foundation, both which offer unique “surf therapy” to autistic and ‘special needs’ youth; sharing his love of the ocean, and the spiritual alignment he finds in waves of any size.