In 2012 we went to Ecuador with two goals. To summit Cotopaxi (we’re not mountaineers) and to install a clean water project for the village of Gulahuayco.
We successfully completed both goals and were able to share the experience with our viewers.
In 2013, we take on Kenya! Riding motorcycles across the vast country, we team up with our friend Greg Spencer of the Paradigm Project. Some of you may remember Greg from the Woodwalk we participated in with him and his father. (See here)
He is a man on a mission and with his partnership with Ezy Life stoves, his goal is to bring 5 million clean burning stoves to the continent by 2020. That’s a lot of stoves, but why?
Well, did you know that nearly half the people in the world cook over an open fire? This can lead to deforestation, respiratory disease and poverty. The solution: clean burning stoves, which are “cleaner burning, more efficient, simply better stoves reduce wood consumption and toxic smoke. This leads to a better life, a brighter future and social, environment and economic change.” Naturally, this is something that we can get behind…not to mention that Greg is one of the friendliest, big hearted and humble dudes we know.
We also ride along with one of our favorite organizations Riders for Health, who distribute medical supplies via motorbike to rural villages in Kenya, and check in with the oldest tribe in Kenya through the Ogiek Peoples Development Program.
Compassionate Adventure Kenya was made possible by our relationship with UGG Australia’s Creative Council. They have generously funded this trip and we are beyond excited to teaming up with them and share our adventure with their community.