Tangaroa Blue

Jay Hoad along with Earth Music International are proud to partner with the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative. Visit their web site for more information and to join with us in support of this important cause.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation focused on the health of our marine environment, and coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations and agencies around the country monitoring the impacts of marine debris along their stretch of coastline.

In Maori and Polynesian mythology, Tangaroa is one of the great gods, the god of the ocean. He is the son of Ranginui and Papatuanuku, Sky and Earth. Tangaroa is the father of many sea creatures and his breaths are the tides. Tangaroa made laws to protect the ocean and its sea creatures "Tiaki mai i ahau, maku ano koe e tiaki"... If you look after me, then I will look after you..."

The organisation was named Tangaroa Blue Foundation to highlight the importance of protecting our oceans and creating programs and resources to help communities look after their local coastal environment. Since the program started in 2004, more than 2.5 million pieces of marine debris have been removed from the Australian coastline and data on this debris collated and inputted into the Australian Marine Debris Database.

Volunteers, organisations and communities from around the country are invited to join forces in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative to find practical solutions in reducing ocean pollution.

Support Tangaroa Blue by purchasing Earth Music CDs directly from their web site

Jay Hoad with Jack Johnson supporting Tangaroa Blue in Melbourne
Jay with Jack Johnson supporting Tangaroa Blue in Melbourne