My name is Joann Veger and I took the pledge. I am from the beautiful island of Curacao (Dutch Caribbean). I grew up near the ocean and was pretty much there daily. My love for the ocean is big. From a young age I saw the importance of taking care of it.
My grandfather was a fisherman and we used to see a lot of plastic balls in the stomachs of fish and plastic litter in the ocean. It was heartbreaking to see. After moving to Florida, I noticed it was even worse in bigger countries. It should not be this way. I think it is our duty to be the voice for those without a voice (i.e., animals, the ocean, our planet).
Together with my partners we opened up a yoga & organic juice bar. Our focus is keeping it plastic free. We truly believe in protecting our environment. All our products are predominantly plant based -- from togo containers to cleaning supplies. Our goal is to protect the future and set a positive example for our children.