our story

kurmalliance was hatched in response to the debacle that was the great gulf oil spill of 2010. on june 22 of that year, news leaked that endangered juvenile sea turtles were being caught in oil collection booms, and burned alive!  after watching in horror as a gazillion gallons of greed and corruption were spewed into our beloved mother ocean, this was the straw that broke the turtles back.  we rallied the troops and dove in; traveled to the gulf, and spearheaded an offshore rescue effort to save sea turtles.  in turn, we made it our mission to assist in the collection of scientific data needed to hold bp accountable for the greatest environmental catastrophe of our time.
so, what does it take to activate an activist?  for us, the recipe was simple…  take two parts crude oil, one extremely endangered sea turtle population, baste the turtles in oil,  add fire, & …voila!  ignite the turtles, ignite the kurmalliance! and small group activism.  what’s your recipe?  we aspire to awaken your hunger to rise to the threats that face the ocean; the soul and lifeforce of our planet. the revolution is calling your name. we need all hands on deck! we believe in direct action. and we hope you will join us.


kurmalliance is a 501c3 nonprofit organization aimed at improving marine ecosystems for sea turtles, and all their cohabitants. we recognize that sea turtles are a vulnerable and tremendous barrometer for the overall health of the oceans, and that plastic pollution is one of the many massive hurdles the turtles face in their battle for survival. in response, we help support endangered turtle populations and preservation projects in several key locations across the globe. kurmalliance also focuses on activating the conscious community in the pluckfastic movement, which implores that we choose to refuse single use plastic products. we strive to close the loop, educate people about their part in the problem, engage people in their part of the solution, and elevate the condition of our local waters by collecting and documenting plastic pollution through a variety of plucking missions.


in essence…
we save the turtles, we save everything, we save ourselves.

  • If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.

    jacques cousteau


kurma, in ancient Indian mythology and spiritual tradition, is a god came to earth several times in worldly form. these embodiments are called avatars. kurma is the sea turtle avatar. once upon a time, oh so long ago, the earth was in a state of disrepair, and a world of hurt. the forces of good and evil were battling each other in a quest for the essence of life, an elixir of immortality called amrita, which could only be churned from the milk of the ocean. try as they might, the people of the world could not discern how to harness enough power to churn the seas. kurma showed up to help. he swam to the bottom of the ocean, placed a giant mountain upon his back and began to spin in circles. this centrifugal force was the perfect churn to extract the Amrita from the ocean. thankfully, it ended up in the right hands, and the balance of earth was restored. the sea turtle saved the planet, and humanity. he will again… if we act, and do all things necessary to save the sea turtles.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

margaret mead


There is no better way to feel good, than to do good.

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