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April 2011

Color of the ocean, the Julie Goldstein podcast

April 29, 2011

Color of the ocean, the Julie Goldstein podcast

Topics: Podcasts Stories Art

There is something unique... something worthy about talking with an artist whose work reflects their love of the oceans, waves and beaches. Julie Goldstein's story is such a story. Listen in.

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How do you get more than a thousand locals to an event?

April 29, 2011

How do you get more than a thousand locals to an event?

Topics: Events Kids Joy

Surfrider's goal is connecting people to the coastal conservation movement. We love it when we see that done well. The HB/SB chapter does it well with their annual Ohana event.

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26,000 dolphins and whales harmed by BP spill

April 28, 2011

26,000 dolphins and whales harmed by BP spill

Topics: Fish Oil Pollution Water Quality

The Center for Biological Diversity estimates that 26,000 dolphins and whales, 82,000 birds, and 6,000 sea turtles were likely harmed by the BP spill last year.

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Surfrider’s domestic chapter network hits 80

April 27, 2011

Surfrider’s domestic chapter network hits 80

Topics: Activism

If there is one measurement of the depth, breadth and effectiveness of this organization it is our activist network. The best barometer of our activist network is ours chapters. This week it became 80 strong in the United States and we're stoked about that.

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Measuring the impact of a message

April 26, 2011

Measuring the impact of a message

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Surfrider is in the coastal environmental movement business thus success to us isn't a change in a stock price, it's growth in the movement. Since our goal is to engage people in coastal conservation it's important for us to understand how different tools work and how we can measure their…

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Buying your way onto a beach

April 22, 2011

Buying your way onto a beach

Topics: Beach access Policy Coastal development Beaches

People are surprised to find out that in some places you have to pay to walk onto a beach. They are further shocked to find out that in some places you can't even get to the beach (regardless of fee). If you value coastal access then join us and fight…

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Plastic Beach, Hawaii

April 18, 2011

Plastic Beach, Hawaii

Topics: Beaches Plastics

The southernmost tip of the United States is Kamilo Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. It's called Plastic Beach for good reason.

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After the TV coverage is gone… the BP spill cleanup in the Gulf continues

April 15, 2011

After the TV coverage is gone… the BP spill cleanup in the Gulf continues

Topics: Beaches Oil Pollution

The BP spill in the Gulf is old news. It's moved from CNN to CSPAN and thus lost it's audience. Yet the locals are still dealing with the long-term affects of the spill.

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What are we learning as we watch another massive energy disaster impact our coasts?

April 14, 2011

What are we learning as we watch another massive energy disaster impact our coasts?

Topics: Coastal development Blue Water Task Force

Last year we watched the largest oil spill in history hit our coasts. This week the Japan meltdown has been pushed to Level 7 - Major accident. There isn't a level 8... and we don't have another planet to go to. So, what are we learning as we watch another…

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Activism will never be like it used to be

April 12, 2011

Activism will never be like it used to be

Topics: Strategy Campaigns Activism Communications Culture Shifting Modern Activism

We hear lots of talk about the role of technology in protests and pushing ideas forward. My view is that technology is one of the many tools used, that we never go backward and what's important is that we not "meet" the tools that exist today but "project" their path…

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Eating from a food chain we’re tainting with plastic

April 08, 2011

Eating from a food chain we’re tainting with plastic

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We throw plastics into the ocean. Fish eat those plastics and then we eat those fish. Anyone else not interested in eating plastic?

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The ocean as a dump

April 06, 2011

The ocean as a dump

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Why do we treat the ocean as a dump? Why do we think that it's ok to dump anything, including radioactive materials, into the ocean?

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Dune restoration in Texas

April 04, 2011

Dune restoration in Texas

Topics: Beaches Culture Shifting

This is the story of what happens when 400 Texas come together and care for their beach.

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Plastic water bottle fossil

April 01, 2011

Plastic water bottle fossil

Topics: Ads

Great creative from Y&R Paris speaking to what our fossils will look like.

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