I have been very interested in keeping the earth green
and want to see how I can contribute in my daily life
and professional life. My interest in sailing (I
windsurf) is another reason why I did this project.
I learned of the
Earthrace Team and
was inspired by
the sacrifices the team members put into the project. I
thought I could help get them some positive publicity
with my background in photography.
Some of the photos I took that day are now on the team
website and I am looking for more ways to bring people
to visit and donate money to the team.
Earthrace is a bid to break the world record (currently
75 days) for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat,
using only renewable fuels. It is a showcase of
environmentally friendly technologies such as
low-emission engines, non-toxic antfoul and efficient
The Earthrace team consists of mostly volunteers who are
donating their time, expertise and resource to make this
The key members (all from New Zealand) are Pete
Bethune - Skipper and team CEO; Ryan Heron - Documentary
Film Director; John Allen - Marketing & Sponsorship;
Professor Ralph Sims - Biodiesel Advisor; and Bob McDavitt - Forecaster.
The photo shoot was in Inner Harbour in Baltimore,
Maryland on the day after Thanksgiving. It was a sunny
and warm afternoon with many shoppers in the Inner Harbour shopping mall area. When the shoot started in
the around 2 p.m. there was a big group of people
It was rather unusual for someone to be in a swimsuit in
Baltimore in late November. It was a fun shoot and it
also brought a lot more people to tour the boat and
donate money to the team.
I sincerely hope that the team can break the record
(their target is 65 days) so that their mission of
promoting renewable fuels like biodiesel, and raising
awareness about sustainable use of resources can be
heard more loudly!
~ Leo Chan :: Monday November 27th 2006
- Jax works as a
fundraiser for a non-profit organization supporting battered women
in Washington DC -
- Thanks to Jax