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PangeaSeed Foundation

Tré Packard (Founder and Executive Director); Akira Biondo (Director of Operations)

Biography

Tré Packard has traveled throughout Asia documenting remote locations, bringing to light never-before-documented fisheries contributing to the destruction of ocean ecosystems and the often illegal trade of threatened marine life. Above and below the surface, these experiences, coupled with his interest in contemporary art, led him to establish PangeaSeed Foundation in 2009, to cultivate a new era in marine conservation.

Akira Biondo, originally from Switzerland, holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sustainability Studies and Cultural Anthropology. Her passion for the environment stems from her extensive travels across the globe and experiencing first hand mankind’s impact on the planet. She joined PangeaSeed in 2010 and has been part of the core team ever since. Akira is committed to leading by example and inspiring others to live more sustainably.

Through the PangeaSeed Foundation, their mission is to harness the power of art, science and creativity to generate awareness and stimulate dialogue, inspiring and effecting positive change around global ocean environmental issues.

Hometown

(Akira) Basel, Switzerland; (Tré) Carlsbad, California
United States

Career Highlights

  • Founded PangeaSeed Foundation to forge a synthesis between creative expression, nature and society; to (re)connect individuals and communities with Earth’s most important ecosystem by following core values of sustainability, education, ecology and design (2010)
  • Through the Sea Walls project, collaborated with some of today’s most renowned contemporary artists to create large-scale public murals that address pressing environmental issues the oceans are facing, forging a synthesis between public art, nature and society (ongoing)

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