An Inspiring Journey

Dear Kids of the Gulf Supporters, I’m writing today to announce where things stand with the project. In short, I failed to deliver on the original vision, and for this I’m deeply sorry. More sorry than I can ever put into words, actually. The support we received means more to me than anything I’ve experienced […]

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And The Winner Is…

We are delighted to announce the Kids of the Gulf t-shirt design contest winner is Matthew Andrews from Atlanta, Ga. Congratulations Matthew! And thank you for your design and your perspective on the Kids of the Gulf message! KOTG supporter Ian Somerhalder loves Matthew’s chair design and wanted to share why he feels it speaks […]

Hurricane Isaac Relief in Plaquemines Parish

Tuesday night, I watched in disbelief as Hurricane Isaac tore through the exact area of the Gulf coast that I first visited in the Summer of 2010. The storm came ashore right over Grand Isle, Louisiana, which is a barrier island South of New Orleans in Jefferson Parish. It was one of the hardest hit […]

We Want You!

Our BIG announcement: We want YOU to design the next Kids of the Gulf Limited Edition T-shirt! That’s right, it’s a design contest. And the best part, our good friend Ian Somerhalder will CHOOSE THE WINNING DESIGN!!! The contest winner, whose design will appear on a very limited number of shirts for our supporters, will […]

Kids of the Gulf & the World Domination Summit

Sunday, July 8th, I had the incredible honor and privilege to address 1,000 remarkable people from around the world at a conference called the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. The conference creator, Chris Guillebeau asked attendees that wanted to share their work from the main stage to submit their stories in advance to be […]

BP and the Gulf of Mexico – 2 Years Later

2 years ago, a tragic accident on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig quickly became an epic environmental disaster that captured the attention of the world. In the US, we watched helplessly as oil gushed from the well day and night, knowing that it was only a matter of time before it hit the shores along […]

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Inspiration for Kids of the Gulf

Our fundraising campaign for the film is off to a great start, and I want to take a moment to say a special thank the 92 people from around the world that have put their money on the line to help us make this film.  It’s incredibly humbling and inspiring to see people from across […]