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Jim's Blog

July 2011

Surfrider in 7 minutes

July 29, 2011

Surfrider in 7 minutes

Topics: Strategy

This is overview of who Surfrider is, what we're focused on and how we measure our ongoing success and relevancy.

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Kill your yard and win big (ofg contest ends in a few days)

July 27, 2011

Kill your yard and win big (ofg contest ends in a few days)

Topics: Events Water Ocean friendly garden

This is your chance to create an ocean friendly garden and paddle out at Malibu with a few celebs.

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Video of Portland banning the bag

July 25, 2011

Video of Portland banning the bag

Topics: Victories Plastics

Portland representatives deliver the goods and pass a bag ban. Listen in.

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Portland bans the bag

July 22, 2011

Portland bans the bag

Topics: Policy Victories Plastics

After four years of work the Portland chapter of Surfrider was given four days notice to rally the troops, organize multiple efforts and help drive home a victory against single-use plastic pollution in our oceans. The momentum continues.

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Maybe we need Stormtroopers to guard our beaches

July 12, 2011

Maybe we need Stormtroopers to guard our beaches

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Coastal armoring Activism DIY Activism Surfing

Who is guarding our coastal open spaces? Surfrider is.

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23rd plastics win, don’t mess with Texas indeed.

July 11, 2011

23rd plastics win, don’t mess with Texas indeed.

Topics: Victories Plastics

Surfrider is seeks to end the massive amount of single-use plastics entering our oceans. With this in mind, we just secured our 23rd plastics-related victory.

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Help save Australia’s southwest coast from oil drilling

July 05, 2011

Help save Australia’s southwest coast from oil drilling

Topics: Ads Oil Pollution

Surfrider Australia and The Big Blue Army seek to stop new oil leases off Australia's south-west coast and they need our collective help.

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Tidal wave of trash - Fourth of July parade float

July 04, 2011

Tidal wave of trash - Fourth of July parade float

Topics: Beaches Activism Plastics

The Huntington Beach / Seal Beach chapter delivers the message via a trash float. Great pics.

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Why seawalls are bad (90 second video)

July 01, 2011

Why seawalls are bad (90 second video)

Topics: Coastal development Beaches Coastal armoring

Solana Beach maven Jim Jaffee spends 90 seconds illustrating local issues with seawalls. Stay tuned for a deep-dive 20 minute podcast on this subject in the days ahead.

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