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Ep 5. Sam Bencheghib - Ocean to Ocean

For Episode 5 we’re joined by the inspiring, Sam Bencheghib



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Sam is an Environmentalist, a lifelong ocean campaigner, a filmmaker and I guess you would also now call, Athlete having just last year completed his 3,055 mile (5,000km) run across America - crossing mountains, deserts, and cities to raise awareness of marine pollution.

Sam is co-founder of Make A Change World - an environmental media outlet that uncovers uplifting and inspirational stories on a mission to do good. Who along with his siblings, have been at the forefront of the environmental battle for over 10 years.

Sam was also a speaker at our Sea7 Ocean Activist Camp...

...again if you have not yet tuned in - all the content from inspiring people like Sam as to how you can start your ocean activist journey is free and available to watch On Demand over at Sea7.finisterre.com

As I mentioned, I caught up with Sam as he finds himself back on the ground on his home island of Bali and in the thick of his most recent enterprise, Sungai Watch - a marine waste cleanup organization who’s mission is to protect our waterways using innovative design and community initiatives.

We have to come up with crazy ideas to get people to take action, or to even get people to turn their heads or listen to us. Utilise the tools available at your fingertips to reach more people and raise more awareness

Show Notes

Bali, Indonesia




New York

Make A Change Bali

Make A Change World

Video Storytelling

Stopping plastic pollution at source

Sungai Watch

Ayung River, Bali

100 barriers in 100 rivers

Parley For The Oceans

Adidas – Run For The Oceans

Restoring Indonesia’s waterways

Community empowerment

Department of Maritime Affairs, Indonesia

Citarum River, JavaSurfers Against Sewage

Paddle down the most polluted river in the world on plastic bottle canoe

‘Plastic bergs’ and Hazmat suits

Social media as a tool for activism

Speaking with the Minister of Environment for Indonesia

Emergency plan to clean up the Citarum

Meeting the President of Indonesia

Ocean 2 Ocean run – New York – LA5,000km in 6 months

The power of the individual

Incremental goals and changing habits one step at a timeInspiring the activist in everyone

Positivity always



Gary Bencheghib

Kelly Bencheghib

Mike Horn

Noah Lane – Foam Bundoran

Cyrill Gutsch


Instagram: @sambencheghib