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My Manduka mat has become a personal friend to me over many years, steadfast it has watched my practice grow, quietly it supports me in the most difficult poses and the most easeful.

-Kimber Simpkins
Berkeley, California

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October 2013 Archive

October 15th, 2013

Heal the Bay

Earlier this year, Manduka pledged to support World Water Day by donating our time to Heal the Bay, a non-profit environmental group working to restore Santa Monica Bay as well as neighboring beaches. Manduka employees were excited to get their hands dirty sifting through the sand to collect trash and recyclable items to help keep our beaches clean. The team spent a few hours at one of our local beaches, ensuring that we left the beach looking clean and safe for all to enjoy.

According to Heal the Bay:

"The population of Los Angeles has skyrocketed in the past 100 years, and it's putting a lot of pressure on our environment. In the mid 1980s, improperly treated sewage led to dead zones in the Bay and harmful water quality. Thanks to the efforts of Heal the Bay and its supporters, the EPA mandated stricter sewage treatment processes, resulting in greatly improved water quality.

Despite the amazing gains, your Bay faces ongoing challenges, from marine debris to overfishing. Our ocean faces many challenges, and Heal the Bay works every day on a number of different issues. By addressing the many facets of ocean pollution, we make real and positive change possible."

If you would like to find out how you can support Heal the Bay, or to learn more, visit their website at healthebay.org