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Global change starts on a local level

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About Apparent Winds

A long sea odyssey in a sailboat is no minor feat, especially during a global pandemic. For Tripp Brower, what started as an attempted circumnavigation of the globe became an eye-opening education through the personal stories of indigenous and local communities living on the front lines of climate change, ocean biodiversity loss, and environmental colonialism in the Pacific and Caribbean basins. This is the ground-level human story of climate change and biodiversity collapse as told by the individuals and communities fighting to protect and restore the very natural systems that sustain their lives, livelihoods, and cultural identities.

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Apparent Winds

Sailing Around The World 2019-2021

"Apparent wind is the wind we feel when in motion. The relative velocity of the true wind and our movement in relation to it. Apparent Winds is a journey around the world, using that concept as a metaphor, exploring human perspective in relation to shared natural forces." -- Tripp Brower

J. Henry will set sail from Charleston, South Carolina in November 2019 and return in 2021 after exploring the Pacific and Caribbean basins. In addition to observing the environmental changes and challenges faced by coastal communities around the world, we intend to explore the cultural impacts of globalization and a shifting climate. We will be connecting with people who are actively adapting to these changes and developing stewardship-centric solutions within their communities based on indigenous sustainable management traditions.

The journey will be a shared experience through film, photography, and prose.

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