All posts by julesofthesea

Julia is an Environmental Studies & journalism alumni from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as an ocean lifeguard, surfer, & diver. You can usually find her frolicking in the ocean and finding excuses to play outside.

When Saving the Planet is a Fight to Save Ourselves

Environmentalism, explained, in the world's longest nutshell. A series of chapters on social justice, equity, the environment, & how it all connects.

Playing with Fire

Flames have erupted once again, in the form of fiery vengeance against Pacific Gas & Electric - but how do we seek justice against the enemy we cannot see?

Washed Away: 18 Years of Exxon

Exxon's bold promise for a better tomorrow - and how industry uses greenwashing to get its way.

New Article Published on “The Inertia”

Find my latest contribution to The Inertia at the link provided below. LINK here  

“Big Oil Don’t Surf,” but it does make surf movies.

A reflection on Patagonia's new environmental surf film, "Nevertown," and the tensions that exist within our global struggle to break with Big Oil.

Welcome to Kolombangara

I've always been an ocean girl, but the tropical rainforests of Kolombangara Island stole my heart.

Chasing Clouds

A journey from an island to an island in the sky.

Featured: The World Beyond the Wall

There are so many things we will never know because we were afraid to understand - a featured collection of stories from overseas.

Moments in Between

This month has been filled with an array of chaotic, crazy, wild and wonderful experiences - but abbreviated between the insanity are moments of complete calm. There may be times in life when we feel out of control or afraid - such as when a Melanesian centipede is chasing you through the rainforest at night ...