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The story of Luke

This is the story of the smallest but perhaps most fascinating member of the Two Hands Tribe. His name is Luke, he likes scuba diving, and he is a Garden LukeGnome. How does a humble GNOME help clean yOUR world? Well that is what we are here to find out.

It all begins with the most extraordinary string of coincidences that could only be fate. James and Silke meet through a mutual love of setting things on fire (in a careful and controlled manner with the Sydney Fire Twirlers), but it wasn’t until later when Silke helped Paul kick off “Two Hands Project” that our hero enters the story. As luck would have it a few weeks before his ‘discovery’ James and Silke had met up at Longreef to discuss how his favourite hobby, Geocaching, could help spread the Two Hands message…

But for the rest of this to make sense, we better make a quick aside to briefly explain exactly what Geocaching is. Geocaching is an outside adventure game that uses GPS technology to assist players in locating hidden containers, known as geocaches. Think of it as a cross between orienteering, high tech treasure hunting, and hide and seek, driven by a community website ( One person hides a container with a visitor log book at an interesting spot and puts the GPS co-ordinates of the geocache online. Other players then use these co-ordinates to find the box, sign the log book and enjoy the location. Back at the website, the finder shares their experience with the community via an online log. Geocaching is also about the love of the outdoors, and one aspect, “Cache In, Trash Out” (CITO), where players are encouraged to clean up the area around a geocache or the track leading to it, inspired James that Geocaching and Two Hands could work well together.

Now that is (kind of) cleared up, back to our story. Trying not to complicate things too much, during the Geocaching CITO vs Two Hands meeting, Silke also learnt about special Moving Geocaches, which for reasons I wont explain here often take the form of Garden Gnomes carrying a log book container. While out on scuba dive clean up a few months after the meeting somewhere between Manly and Shelly Beaches, Sydney, Silke came across a most unusual piece of garbage. It was a Garden Gnome, who had an old 35mm film canister strapped to his back, very, very much in the fashion of a Moving Geocache. But what was it doing in 10m of water?! Silke took some photos and sent them to James to investigate. It turns out, the Gnome was not a Geocache, but a lonely wanderer… looking for a mission and purpose in life. Well, he got one!

 He was taken to the Geo-Gnome Hospital up in the Blue Mountains (yes, such a thing exists), cleaned up, repaired, formally listed online as a moving geocache, and christened “Two Cool Hands Luke” by geocacher rogerw3 who runs the Gnome Hospital.  In May 2011, he set off on an adventure around Australia, encouraging Geocachers not only to find, move and hide him, but to clean up the area around him as they went. His travels took him to Canberra, Melbourne, and scuba diving at Philip Island.

Then, tragedy! In November 2011 Luke disappeared, feared gnome-napped. He was listed MIA and sadly missed. However, unexpectedly almost exactly a year later he rose from the dead! Luke showed up at a local geocachers picnic and was recognised. He remained quiet about his whereabouts the previous 12 months (secret Gnome business) but insisted to be put straight back to work and continue on his mission for a cleaner Australia. So far Luke has been found by 29 Geocachers and moved nearly 1,200km! You can see all the pictures of Luke and follow his adventures at Geocaching Australia (

James CITO IrelandBut even Luke can only be in one place at one time. Not happy just talking to those who find him directly, Luke also inspired another Locationless geocache, “The Two Hands Project CITO Cache”. The beauty of this geocache is it is not linked to any location. People everywhere are encouraged to clean up around any cache they find and take photos of their haul and upload the pictures Two Hands style to the internet.


Almost 50 cleanups have been carried out by  geocachers inspired by this cache across six Australian states and territories, in London and in Ireland. (

Cacher Pjmpjm cleaning up CITO CachersLuke is currently sitting in Victoria waiting for his next move and adventure, and hopes you use some of the glorious long hours of summer to spare 30 Minutes  and Two Hands, (or more!) to help clean up yOUR local world.

 Best Regards, James (aka Zalgariath in caching circles)

 For more information about Luke, Geocaching and combining it with Two Hands Project work, follow the links above or contact James (


Guest Post #2 A Challenge for our times – Plastic Free July

by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Western Earth Carers

When I mention to people that I am avoiding buying anything packaged in plastic during July the response ranges from “are you crazy?” to “that’s impossible!” and then there is a lot of “I could never do that!”.  On reflection I agree with all three sentiments at different times but being of the “glass half full” rather than the “glass half empty” philosophy I think that on the whole its better to try to avoid plastic and accept that we will acquire some plastic during the month than to not give it a try.  Its too important an issue not to.

Of course its obvious to anyone following the Two Hands Project why plastic is an important issue, we all know where it can end up and the devastating impact it can have on the ocean.  But it’s not my problem, right?  I hadn’t accepted a plastic bag for years, I hadn’t ever knowingly littered, I tried to be a conscious consumer and always carefully read my council recycling guide and sorted waste properly.  I always recycled and felt very virtuous putting my (well sorted) recycling bin out.  Then I found myself working in waste education and did a tour of a landfill site (much as I expected) and then a tour of a Materials Recovery Facility (the place where our recycling goes to get sorted into different materials and then sent for recycling).  The sheer volume of materials was overwhelming as was the energy involved in the sorting, transport and reprocessing.  In an instant my attitude towards recycling went from a feel-good moment to questioning “why do I have this in the first place and how could I have avoided it?”.  Glass, paper, aluminium and steel can all be recycled into the same material but whilst in theory all plastic is “recycleable” not all types are regularly recycled and at best a lot is “downcycled” for one more life.

So while it may not be my plastic bag wrapped around a sea turtle’s neck in those well publicised photos my plastic is out there somewhere, it doesn’t just go away.  I read recently that every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists somewhere.  Whilst not doubting for a moment that plastic is a useful, cost effective and diverse material that is an important part of our modern lives it still seems a waste to use it for packaging, water bottles, straws, bags etc that get used once or at best twice and then thrown away.  Of the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) it is reduce which is the most important element and plastic was the obvious place to start.

As a result Western Earth Carers started the Plastic Free July challenge in 2011 with about 40 households involved and has grown to around 300 households in 2012.  The aim is to avoid single-use disposable plastic packaging for a shopping trip, day week or the month of July.  Along the way participants are asked to share their ideas, recipes, inspirations and tips via the Plastic Free July facebook page (there is still time to sign up!).  Participants keep any plastic acquired in what we like to call the “dilemma bag”.  The challenge is a journey and by sharing our stories through social media and our weekly email we can learn from each other how to live lives a bit less plastic.

From the western Suburbs of Perth the challenge has been taken up by people in countries from New Zealand to Egypt, the Netherlands and the USA.  Questions are posed, answers given, recipes are shared, successes photographed, failures are described with sadness, alternatives are suggested and frustrations are vented.  Each week we come across new blogs where people are sharing their stories and promoting the challenge.  One lady wrote telling of her success in asking her butcher to put meat into her own container.  Constantly we hear stories of interesting discussions the challenge initiates in shops, cafes, family dinner tables and between friends.  To our surprise posting a photo of our rubbish bin lined with newspaper on facebook as an idea for a plastic bag free alternative was immediately liked and shared around the world!

Sometimes I think I am crazy and things have taken more work to source or make.  Other times it feels impossible and another item goes into the dilemma bag.  At times life seems simpler as there just aren’t as many options that are plastic-free (and I never really liked going to supermarkets anyway).  Kneading dough and making rosemary and olive oil crackers with my son was a time to chat and work together (and probably quicker than going to the shop to buy a packet).  It is easier than last year, this year my whole family is on board, we have reduced our plastic consumption significantly and I hope that again a few more new habits will remain after July.

On my way home from work the other day I stopped by an Italian delicatessan to buy some fresh pasta.  Rather sheepishly I produced a slightly shabby brown paper bag which originally contained potatoes.  The shop assistant said “Good on you, I reackon there should be more of this happening.”  Plastic Free July is a challenge which hopefully gives people inspiration that we can all do something in our own lives and together make a difference

.  On reflection the glass (not a plastic cup) is definitely half full.

Photo: Plastic Free July penance – carrying the shopping when you forget your bags (or getting a friendly 7 year old to do it, thanks Ronan)


Trade winds& plastic head on-

2nd July 2012 – 29N21 171E 06

Sea Dragon sails on towards Hawaii… We are now in the trade winds which means we have to tack into the wind, making slow progress. We have around 900 nautical miles to go on a direct line, though the tacking will add much more distance.
Finally some respite from the rain! Laundry has been done, the railing was aflutter with our clothes and foul weather gear, it is almost dry below and the smell has almost gone. (or we have become accustomed)
This expedition certainly hasn’t been a pleasure cruise, as well as having to keep low to avoid the typhoons we’ve had gear failure and heavy sailing, and one of the doco makers has been laid low with seasickness. So much so we almost diverted to Midway Island to put him ashore, fortunately he has responded to a new medication, which allows him to take some food so he has decided to stay on board.
Our water maker has been failing, so now we are limited to salt water showers on deck, as well as salt water for laundry (which means our clothes stay damp, as the salt attracts moistures). Water is not being rationed yet and we should be good for the rest of the trip as long as we aren’t wasteful.

The high speed trawl was destroyed by the swell, so Marcus from 5 Gyres and I sat on deck and improvised a repair, we are now back in action.Sampling for plastics as we sail. We are finding large amounts of microplastic in our samples.

One visual survey, in which we sit on deck for an hour noting the plastic pollution we pass resulted in 64 pieces of large plastic objects and pieces in one hour! This was in a difficult sea state for observation as the true number would be higher. It’s remarkable we can sail for so long without seeing another boat or plane, yet still be constantly sighting plastic in the sea.

Personal highlights thus far are being at the helm of Sea Dragon in 40 knot winds and on another occasion having Sea dragon cruising at 12 knots. Brilliant stuff. Sea Dragon was built for an ocean race circumnavigating the globe, and it is a privilege to get a small taste of what this boat is capable of.


Years to come

DAY 15 – Tuesday 26th June 2012   29° 17′ N 178° 20′ E

We’ve been sailing for  over two weeks now, the Sea Dragon is a beautiful vessel, it’s incredible to be at the helm or on bow lookout as she moves through the swells. Weather has been a bit wearing, squalls regularly soaking us with rain and seas coming on board covering us in saltwater. Below decks is pretty disgusting, wet and smelly, we need some sunshine and dry weather soon.

I’d like to thank everyone who helped Two Hands Project send me on this expedition, I feel immense gratitude to you all, without your support I wouldn’t be here. I am learning so much out here.

Do you have any questions you’d like to ask? About the voyage,  tsunami debris, plastic pollution or life on board Sea Dragon? If so fire away, our shore support will relay the questions and I will endeavour to answer them next post.

Today we’ve been joined by a Wandering Albatross, a privilege indeed, these incredible birds spend the majority of their lives on the wing, effortlessly gliding for thousands of miles. They actually lock their wings in flight position so as not to expend muscle energy holding them in place.

Our other avian companions are a quartet of Tropic Birds, white bodied with black beaks and trailing tail plumes as long again as their bodies. These guys are so perfectly set up for life in the air their legs are practically useless, when they make landfall for breeding they’ll crash land and drag themselves about on the ground.

We’re still spotting tsunami debris, our most significant find has been the bow of a Japanese fishing boat, with ID markings intact. We hope the owner will be found alive and safe in Japan. Having visited devastated fishing villages in Japan finds like this are sobering.

Finding tsunami debris this far south west is important, as it demonstrates the debris field is incredibly widespread. We’ll be seeing flotsam from the tsunami reaching the US mainland for many years to come.

Perhaps the most surprising thing to me, is that in two weeks of sampling and observing we have only found one piece of natural driftwood. Compared with the abundance of synthetic flotsam this simply blows my mind.



Guest Blog #1 Koh Tao by Ayesha Cantrell, Master Divers

Clean ups really make me mad, not doing them but the fact that they have to be done.  It amazes me that the human race has come so far but we still don’t seem to be able to dispose of our litter and waste properly.

I’m one of the owners of Master Divers  which is a dive centre located on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand.  It’s a small island that sees a lot of visitors and it angers me that some just don’t take care.  After all people visit because it’s beautiful: so why leave your rubbish on the beach where you have been lounging all day?  Who do you think is going to pick it up? Clearly this is not everyone but it only takes a small percentage.  Don’t they realize their rubbish is likely to end up in the ocean destroying the marine life that you have come here to snorkel and dive with ?

A particular example of this would be a small cove on Koh Tao called Laem Thien. This little bay once played host to a resort which has since been abandoned.  The road is overgrown but it makes a great hike and it’s often visited by members of our team.  The resort is like a ghost town and spooky but great fun.  Visitors hike there too and we have noticed on our visits that the resort has accumulated a lot of plastic bottles  and other general rubbish which apparently visitors to the bay have left.  I’m not sure who they thought would take them away or why, as the bottles were empty, it was such a hassle to carry them back.  We have made this cove our pet project now and regularly go to clean it up.    On our last trip we collected, amongst many other things, 7 large rubbish bags full of just plastic bottles alone. We have now sited large bins and notices so atleast the rubbish is safe from reaching the ocean.

This nicely brings me to the next topic that makes my blood boil, single use plastic! The relationship to its consumption and any clean up you will have participated in is direct.  If not, spend 30 min with 2 hands clearing up and you’ll almost certainly see what I mean. Thailand has yet to lay down any rules regarding plastic bags so the amount consumed is immense add to that the fact that tap water isn’t safe to drink and you have a plastic mountain. As we all know plastic bags are extremely dangerous to marine life and plastic in general is infected our day to lives at an alarming rate.  So while I certainly do agree we need to keep our environment tidy and waste free, if we limited our waste to start with we wouldn’t be feeding the cycle.   And you know what – this isn’t difficult to do !

Personally the team have looked at their lives and minimized as much single use plastic as they can. In our house we use large returnable and refillable drinking water containers, refill our toiletries bottles, use a mineral stick deodorant and carry re-usable cloth shopping bags for groceries etc… We’ve implemented similar measures in our dive centre too.  Free water refills are available and divers are encouraged to use our re-usable take-away pots when going out for take-away.  We provide re-usable beakers for those who pop out to get a refreshing fruit shake from the nearby vendors too. We sell branded cloth bags with a no plastic message and we use them in the day-to-day dive centre tasks too.  We think carefully about each purchase and don’t buy, for example, single service coffee sachets.  We lobby suppliers where possible; our t-shirt supply doesn’t individually wrap in plastic anymore which was a huge win!

Education on the issue is key.  We explain the issue to every guest; we have also created a t-shirt to help spread the message too.  We have filmed a short video and are currently very involved with an island wide project to limit the use of plastic straws; as more bars and restaurants get involved more want to be involved.

Check out the video here,  “>at2bui-tGLU

As I said, it didn’t take much thought or cost a lot either but the impact it’s had on the waste produced is incalculable.

So please don’t just take 30 mins with 2 hands to clean your environment, take 30 mins and think about how to limit your contribution to this cycle too and help to stop feeding the plastic mountain!

Ayesha Cantrell

Master Divers, Koh Tao


Typhoon on the way!

We have been delayed again, our alternator still has not arrived and there is a typhoon heading up the Japanese coast, 30 knot winds forecast.

For now we’ll sit tight and wait for our opportunity to leave Yokohoma.

Supplies are still being stowed, and Stiv is cooking the first dinner on board, chicken curry with a vegetarian option.

This evening Rodrigo our skipper will brief us on safety gear and procedures, if someone was to go overboard rescue is unlikely, so instead we concentrate on keeping everyone on the right side of the lifeline.



Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture tsunami cleanup

As our departure date has been put back to 2nd of June some of the expedition team decided to head north towards Fukushima and give some time volunteering at tsunami cleanup.

Furnished with a handy volunteer guide in Japanese, Marcus our expedition leader from 5 Gyres, secured our insurance cards, some safety gear and booked our bus tickets.

Akira from the Japanese broadcaster NHK was invaluable with information and advice, he even came to the rescue when yours truly left his audio recorder on a railway platform and managed to return it before our bus left Yokohoma!

The area most needing assistance is near Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, which until April has been part of the exclusion zone around the failed nuclear reactor.

This area is surreal, like a post-apocalyptic wasteland, devoid of people. Smashed infrastructure, houses and vehicles mark the landscape, reminders of the power of the sea. Mr Suzuki, who helped look after us during the cleanup said the cars with number plates still attached indicated their owners were still unaccounted for.

It is a snapshot of what the Japanese coastline looked like shortly after the tsunami hit, with nature slowly taking over.  Now this area has been opened again the survivors who chose to return  are now slowly rebuilding their homes and cleaning up their properties.

Our arrival at the volunteer center initially caused some confusion amongst the administration who were not set up to cater for international volunteers. Fortunately they were impressed to see we already had our insurance cards and were able to find some English speakers among the Japanese volunteers to help out.We were assigned to clear a drainage ditch around Kazuko Sakaida’s house which just escaped being destroyed by the Tsunami. Kazuko saw the wave approaching, flooding her fields and almost reaching her door.  She has been unable to return here until recently, being kept away due to high radiation levels.
Kazuko bought us snacks and drinks in appreciation of our efforts.

Marcus from 5 Gyres is also an accomplished sculptor, with work in the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. Kazuko agreed to let him cast her hand as part of an ongoing project on plastic pollution. With bemusement she knelt on her hardwood floor waiting for the cast to set. Kazuko was fascinated with the detail in the resulting positive of her hand.

The Japanese people possess an incredible resilience, this is apparent in the survivors and volunteers still working on rebuilding after the tsunami and nuclear disaster. It was an honour for us to be accepted by these people and to feel their warmth and appreciation . Working side by side with Mr Suzuki and the other Japanese volunteers was a great experience, one I will carry for a long time to come.



From Sydney to Tokyo

“Your storage space will be in a box next to your bunk, dimensions – 50cm x 40cm x 26cm”

Really? Wow. Trying to minimize my pack list for the month at sea has been a challange. If I wasn’t committed to documenting the voyage I think I could meet the space limitation, though the x220, cameras an audiod recording gear take up more space than my personal supplies!

Tokyo is great, very interesting from a plastic pollution perspective. Vending machines are everywhere! They even dispense beer. What surprised me is every vending machine has it’s own recycling bin. Is this a legal requirement?

This  has an obvious impact on reducing the beverage container pollution in urban areas, though we know Japan has a beverage container pollution problem on the coast.. So where is the local contribution  coming from? I have some ideas on that.. will follow up after some more detective work.

Joining the 5 Gyres/Algalita Marine Research Foundation 2012 Japanese Tsunami Debris Expedition has meant acquiring some new gear, my 4 year old laptop just couldn’t cope anymore. Goodbye trusty friend. The learning curve in new software and gear is a small challenge, have to get up to speed before we sail. Thanks to Lenovo and Adobe for supporting Two Hands Project with gear and imaging software.

While in Tokyo we are staying in “Fight House” a previously abandoned building which housed survivors after the 2011 tsunami, it is now used to house kids visiting Tokyo from the country for sporting events.

Meeting the team has been a blast, we have a diverse crew from as far afield as Switzerland and Brazil! I’ll introduce them in upcoming entries.

Our Japanese hosts have been wonderful, and hosted a party for the expedition team, great food and an abundance of beer.

One of the highlights so far was attending the Symposium on plastic pollution at Tokyo university. Great presentations all round, the science being conducted in Japan on this issue is impressive, and somewhat surprising given the heavy use of plastic packaging here!

Captain Charles Moore of Algalita Marine Research Foundation joined us in Tokyo to present at the symposium. It was great to meet the man who is credited to alerting the world on the existence massive plastic pollution in  the North Pacific Gyre.

Gotta run, Fukushima Prefecture is next.




Tsunami Debris Expedition Fundraiser Auction Items

Auction and raffle items for the tsunami debris expedition fundraiser at Murrays at Manly on 15th May.

Our wonderful supporters have donated a whole lot of awesome experiences and products for our fundraising event at Murrays at Manly on the 15th May. We will have a raffle, silent auction and a live auction run by auctioneer Andrew Lutze from Cunninghams and MC, Wendy Harmer, comedian and editor of The Hoopla.

Starts 7pm. Check out the auction items!

Live auction items.

*Lady Elliot Island –Overnight incl. flights from Hervey Bayvalue $1130

Out on the frontier of the Great Barrier Reef exists a coral cay island ‘Lady Elliot’ where the coral reef is alive and teaming with life, where hands-on adventure and exploration are keys to this Australian holiday experience in a declared ‘Marine National Park Zone’.  It’s a special wild kind of a place where people come from all over the world and yet fit together, blend together within minutes of meeting each other through a common need.  That need is to be closer to nature and experience the environment and it’s creatures.

Lady Elliot Island, Great barrier reef coral cay – timelapse – South side from Quinton Marais


*Jervis Bay ECO Package–  total value of  $475

Stay overnight at Worrowing Eco Hut, a secluded studio style luxury cabin on 250 acre property neighbouring Jervis Bay National Park, self contained 1 queen bed, double spa bath, kangaroos & nature at your door.Only 3.5 min to beach or lake & the perfect coastal hideaway. Eco Hut Queen bed self contained studio,with double spa ,overlooking a natural bush setting in a secluded location with kangaroos ,wallabies and wildlife at your doorstep , neighbouring Jervis Bay National Park and nestled between the pristine waterways of St Georges Basin and Jervis Bay . Exclusive to couples and the perfect getaway experience. (value $275)

Worrowing Eco Hut

While you are in Jervis Bay you’ll also get two adult tickets from Extreme Whale &  Dolphin Watch Cruises  …very cool indeed, if you go in October you may catch some whales with calves! (value up to $160)

Extreme Whale Watching

After all the action you’ll have built up an appetite so enjoy your lunch at Pilgrims Wholefood Café, yum! (value $40).


*Oceanworld – Shark Dive Xtreme valued at $540

Two shark dive gift vouchers (Valid Monday-Friday) No experience needed- Many celebrities have done it,  Silke & Paul have even filmed the Amazing Race contestants in the shark tank!

Shark Dive Extreme

“>SDX Shark Dive Extreme Oceanworld Manly


*Double dive for Buddy team  at FISHROCK cave  (value at $260 )

From our mates at Fishrock Dive Centre, for certified divers.  If you’d like to see sharks in the wild this is for you, Australia’s longest Ocean Cave  famous for Grey Nurse Sharks!

Fishrock Cave


*Two Reusable Glowsticks  – donated by Dive Centre Manly (value $50)

For Scuba diving. One for you& your buddy – not more toxic single use cyalume glowsticks on your nightdives!


*Whitsunday Monster

This photo degrading Monster was found by Ben Ware in the Whitsundays – on a clean up with Two Hands Project Founders Paul & Silke.

Whitsundays Monster

From being a careless fishermen, Ben has turned around and dedicated his life to cleaning up the Whitsundays.  Check out his Whitsundays Plastic Pollution Page.  Just Ben and his Two Hands, in the little dinghy “Tintanic” –  day in day out.  He  is a true inspiration – Taking Two Hands in his own hands,  just what it’s intended to be.Anyone heading to the Whitsundays,  interested in beach cleaning should look him up.


*Driftwood Puppet by Angelika Treichler (reserve $200)

Angelika’s ideas were inspired by her art studies, she learned about Picasso’s, Schwitters’ and Duchamp’s ways of working with   L’Objet Trouve’  or ‘Found Art’ – Instead of creating your artwork from a preconceived idea, you start your work from a found object, that is not usually considered art. Something you find in your environment such as household objects or, in this case, things from the natural environment.I hope that my puppets inspire others to come up with good environmental art.”
All  pieces of driftwood  found under Manly Wharf, right where our famous Little Penguins nest.


*Silent auction items.

*WHALEWATCHING family pass Sydney Adventure Cruises  (value $215)  (2 adults and 2 kids) Have a whale of a time with the whole Family!

Sydney Adventure Cruises Whale Watching


*Pro Dive Central CoastHMAS ADELAIDE  Double DIVE for buddy team!! – (value $200)

Only for Certified divers. Retired navy  ship  HMAS Adelaide has been ‘repurposed’  to be an Artificial reef. Home to some amazing local marine life !

“>HMAS Adelaide

($18 per diver permit for Nat parks not included)


*Indoor Climbing family pass at Brookvales Rockhouse (value $65)


 – new bouldering wall & lead climbing ready!!  Take you’re whole  family somewhere local for an extraordinary experience of strength & technique and trust…;-)

*Certified Organic  towel set   (value $50)

From Eco Downunder.

2x certified organic bath Towels

2x certified organic hand Towels

2x certified organic face  Towels

Color: Driftwood

Just up the road in Balgowlah, and another shop in Mosman.


 *One  voucher for a term of classes at Djazzex – dance, yoga or  pilates . (value $140)

Dance yoga or pilates for any age!!


*Two Reusable Glowsticks,  Logbook folder, Two Scubapro hats & shirts  donated by Dive Centre Manly

For Scuba diving. One for you& your buddy – not more toxic single use cyalume glowsticks on your nightdives and you’ll look great in the Scubapro hats and shirts!


*Two Hands Project cleanup kit (value-priceless)

One clean up bucket, gloves, sticker and Two Hands Project CHEEKI waterbottle!


*Billabong Board shorts (value $79)

Made of RPET …. That’s recycled bottles!!! RECYCLER SERIES – ECO Airlite Stretch Size 33


*Raffle Prizes.

TBA on the night :) Lots of great stuff!







2012 Tsunami Debris Voyage Fundraiser in Manly!

Paul from Two Hands Project has been invited to join Algalita Marine Research Foundation and 5 Gyres on the first scientific survey of the Japanese tsunami Debris field!

To help raise the funds for the journey Murray’s at Manly are hosting an awesome event on May 15th, save the date! Check out the attached flyer.

Wendy Harmer, comedian and editor of The Hoopla will be our MC!

Andrew Lutze from Cunninghams will be Auctioneer  on the evening, auctioning  our brilliant auction items from our supporters! Check them out!

Auction goodies

All our Auction Items are posted for review on the following link, Far too many Awesome things too post here :)

Auction and Raffle Items 

We are still accepting donations of awesome items for an auction on the night, experiences/activities are great, no plastic packaging a must. Pre loved items of value are also encouraged :) email if you can contribute to the auction pool!

Thanks to the Plastic Ocean Project for our brilliant poster artwork and ART by COWBOY for poster design.

If you are in Sydney we’d love to see you at Murray’s at Manly on the 15th May! Tell all your friends!

You can still support the voyage even if you can’t make the fundraiser by contributing on our crowdfunding page  at or by clicking the Paypal Donate tab on the right of this page.