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FOUNDATION

THE OCEAN AZORES FOUNDATION.

The Solar Branco Eco Estate is a proud socially responsible business. As part of our commitment to the environment and to the Azores where we live we have created The Ocean Azores Foundation. It is early days as we build our hotel but we aim to start in the right way and move forwards step by step with our hotel as well as the environment around us.

The Ocean Azores Foundation will look to fund ocean based research and conservation projects based on all islands of the Azores. The aims are to give back to the community and environment that we now call home. Funding will come from sales of Baleia Gin, as well as guest donations, donations from the Solar Branco Eco Estate as well as events hosted on the grounds.

About The Foundation

The Ocean Azores Foundation is one of 5 that exist in the Azores. We aim to invest our resources in selected community projects that will help drive lasting social and environmental change, focusing on the protection of the waters that surround the Azores Islands. This will be achieved through multi-year partnerships and providing funding for organisations that promote marine sustainability and sustainable tourism.

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Mission

The Ocean Azores Foundation will look to fund ocean based research and conservation projects based on all islands of the Azores. While it is currently a work in progress the aims are to give back to the community and environment that we now call home. Funding will come from sales of Baleia Gin, as well as guest donations, donations from the Solar Branco Eco Estate as well as events hosted on the grounds.

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Ambassadors

Our ambassadors work to help support and promote The Ocean Azores Foundation on a voluntary basis.

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Supporters

Love gin?! Want to learn how to infuse your own? Join Ali Bullock, creator and master distiller of Baleia Gin as he guides you on how to make your own gin infusion. With over 500 bottles, we have plenty of inspiration for you to create your own amazing, and completely unique gin.

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Donate

The Ocean Azores Foundation does not receive any funds from the Azorean or Portuguese governments. Donations are kindly received from individuals and businesses.

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Baleia Gin Tasting

From the ocean. For the ocean. Baleia Gin is designed to be a simple, carefully and perfectly balanced gin. Created with local, endemic seaweed distilled with a mix of citrus, mint and juniper. Its aim is to showcase the Azores and the amazing botanicals that can be found on the island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Baleia stands out with its commitment to the whales of the Azores. Every bottle sold supports marine conservation projects in the region.

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