For Earth Day this year, we made forty bucket boards and gave twenty of them to kids in New York and twenty to kids in Los Angeles.
When artist Mac Premo was asked by WWF-UK and Do the Green Thing to show how creativity can encourage people to live a greener lifestyle, he partnered with Sanford Shapes to make skateboard decks out of upcycled material. When the prototype proved successful, the idea shifted from figuring out how to make skateboards out of trash to how to give them to kids who otherwise wouldn't have skateboards.
Mac then made this film which shows the process and inspiration behind the first Bucket Board.
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Mac Premo is an artist and director who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995. He has won 7 New York Emmy® Awards for his video and animation work. Mac's fine art and sculpture has exhibited worldwide. In 2011, he created a critically acclaimed collage environment inside a 30-yard dumpster called The Dumpster Project. Mac lives and works in Brooklyn, New York with his awesome wife and totally radical daughters.
Don Sanford is a custom homebuilder and carpenter based in Encinitas, California. Along with his wife Cari, he created Sanford Shapes, a fully local skateboard company dedicated to creative craftsmanship. Their boards are a blend of art, woodworking, and skateboarding. A true family business, Don and Cari work with their nephews (and several of their nephews' friends) to hand shape every single board that comes out of their Encinitas workshop.