Clean7Seas is here to help with one of the world’s most pressing issues: cleaning our oceans. Founded by the same entrepreneurs behind Golden Age Spirts - an independent artisan rum, we understand that creating impactful partnerships can protect our waters from harmful plastics and pollutants. As firm believers that Golden Age Spirits must be about something larger than just ourselves, we are using this craft as a force to empower Clean7Seas and proactively support oceanic conservation.
Golden Age Spirits is the supporting patron for Clean7Seas and for every bottle of craft rum sold, a portion of our proceeds is used to help protect our oceans. Clean7Seas supports several conservation projects, sponsors and hosts local waterway cleanups, and works closely with environmental artists whose work commemorates our seas. When we founded Golden Age Spirits, we decided that our products would not contribute to ongoing environmental atrocities, and that is why both our bottle and our packaging will always be ethically sourced and completely plastic free.
We at Golden Age Spirits yearn for an ocean as blue and as clean when Pirates were the worst enemy at sea! Sadly, the oceans, reefs and sea creatures are currently endangered by a much worse evil - which is why we created Clean7Seas. It is no longer acceptable to go about "business as usual" - it is time for the unusual. Our crew is taking willful steps towards change and as vanguards of the environmentally proactive movement among businesses, we are proud to say that our values and actions are aligned. We work together for a clean, healthy ocean – and we are having fun along the way.
Currently, we help a handful of inspiring organizations and we are always on the lookout for additional initiatives to support.
With Purpose and Respect,
The ocean is like another universe. It is a vast world of countless ecosystems and organisms that all need help and attention. As much as we would like to lend our support to all depths of the sea, we are currently focusing on the protection of large endangered marine animals, coral restoration, and removing plastic pollution. If you are interested in joining forces, please send an email to Clean7Seas@GoldenAgeSpirits.com.
To address the urgent crisis facing our coral reefs, it is imperative that we work together, simultaneously at multiple scales. To accomplish this, the Coral Restoration Consortium was established - a high-level community of practice that comprises scientists, managers, coral restoration practitioners, and educators dedicated to enabling coral reef ecosystems to adapt and survive the 21st century. The Coral Restoration Foundation™ is the largest coral REEF restoration organization in the world. Founded in response to the wide-spread loss of the dominant coral species on the Florida Reef Tract. The Coral Restoration Foundation™ is headquartered in Key Largo, Florida.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) is a nonprofit supporting scientific research, improving public safety, and educating the community to inspire shark conservation. White sharks were designated as a protected species in most federal waters in 1997. Beforehand, white sharks were hunted and considered a trophy hunt for recreational fisheries. In the past decade, increases in white shark sightings and catch records in the broader Northwest Atlantic have increased, which suggests some level of population recovery, but stock status remains uncertain.
Project AWARE® is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers - Where Conservation Meets Adventure℠. There are two critical areas that Project AWARE® seeks to influence: Community and Policy. We support our community to take action with both fins on and fins off and, when we link these actions to policy, we drive towards our vision for a return to a clean, healthy ocean.
Bleaching events have accelerated in recent years and scientists predict that nearly all coral reefs could be dead by 2050. Beyond Coral works to restore the coral we have already lost in the Caribbean Sea - the world’s second largest reef.
Golden Age Spirits is proud to have adopted a whale shark for life. Adopting one of these magnificent, gentle giants of the sea supports important scientific work to study them and fight for their protection. Our support* was made possible by the Shark Research Institute (“SRI”). Whale sharks are considered “gentle giants” by SCUBA divers due to their docile nature. These sharks are the largest fish in the sea. They grow up the size of a city bus and can weigh up to 50,000 pounds. SRI tells us that: “Whale sharks are extremely vulnerable to over-exploitation due to their gentle nature, and they do not do well in captivity.” In 2002, Whale sharks received protection by listings on two United Nations Treaty organizations.
Our ocean cleanup and advocacy mission is backed by Golden Age Spirits, and in turn, Clean7Seas supports ocean conservationists. We deliver that support in a number of ways, such as providing brand awareness, giving financial and physical support to selected organizations, and carrying out local initiatives in New York, New Jersey, and Southern California.
Originating from South Carolina, Jacob Qualls’ story started with the release of the iPhone 3, his porch, a thunderstorm and a rarely captured bolt of lightning.See his amazing work
“We are living through a time in history that people will look back on and say this was the moment when humanity had to rise for the future of our planet. Water is the source of all life and I refuse to look back on my own life and say that I simply watched as our oceans died.”
Rachel is a journalist, artist, and truth-seeker working on global creative projects and initiatives, as evidence by her most recent work, The Dark Side of Tulum – an astonishing yet unsettling assessment of Tulum’s ecology and how the Mesoamerican reef is at risk. Her work aims to initiate crucial conversations about environmental and social urgencies, and illuminates topics that are often misconstrued. Rachel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies and a Master's Degree in International Journalism.
As part of Clean7Seas, she is responsible for developing and managing our ongoing partnerships and strategic alliances with conservation organizations. Additionally, Rachel will curate conscious events and help us maintain our environmental ethos and oceanic promises.
John Dill was raised in the Caribbean and now calls New York City his home. He has been an artist for over 20 years, with disciplines in Marketing & Graphic Design. This skill set has taken him all over the world and exposed him to many facets of culture. He has run his freelance design studio for the last 14 years focusing on identity and brand building. Working with a diverse range of industry clients in fields including finance, tech, music, fashion, hospitality, medicine and non profit has given John a unique perspective on business and marketing. His DJ career, unique way of documenting life through photography, and design expertise make him a creative force.