Rise Above Plastics

Jim's Blog

January 2012

Commitment

January 31, 2012

Commitment

Topics: Surfing

What does commitment look like? It looks like this.

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Sick waves

January 26, 2012

Sick waves

Topics: Water Waves Water Quality Surfing

Surfers understand water quality at a personal, visceral level.

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We are what we eat

January 25, 2012

We are what we eat

Topics: Ads Plastics

We litter plastic. Plastic goes into ocean. Fish eat whats in ocean. We eat fish.

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A network that learns from itself

January 23, 2012

A network that learns from itself

Topics: Strategy Chapters Campaigns Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism

Surfrider strives to become a network that learns from itself... for the benefit of our coasts.

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Surfing is not a crime

January 20, 2012

Surfing is not a crime

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Beaches Waves Campaigns Activism Surfing

Is surfing a crime? In many places it is. You can change that.

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Pet fish

January 18, 2012

Pet fish

Topics: Kids Ads Fish Communications Culture Shifting Water Quality

This is one of the coolest videos connected to our mission that I've ever seen.

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Surfrider in Argentina

January 16, 2012

Surfrider in Argentina

Topics: Events Activism

In any language, what we do is simple. Surfrider exists for the protection and enjoyment of coasts.

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Help us get the balance back

January 09, 2012

Help us get the balance back

Topics: Coastal development Ads Coastal armoring Communications

A tiny crab against... us. Help us get the balance back.

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Thank you Sean Collins

January 07, 2012

Thank you Sean Collins

Topics: Events Joy Waves Surfing

Sean Collins helped us know pretty much everything about ocean conditions before we paddle out. Thanks Sean.

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Plastic bags and dolphins don’t mix

January 07, 2012

Plastic bags and dolphins don’t mix

Topics: Fish Plastics

Rise above plastics. 90% of plastics in the ocean come from land-based sources.

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2011 coastal victories

January 04, 2012

2011 coastal victories

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Campaigns Activism Plastics Water Quality

Since 2006 Surfrider's network has delivered more than 175 coastal victories. In 2011 we added 25 to the list. Here's how they break down.

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What do we want? A bag ban in NYC.

January 04, 2012

What do we want? A bag ban in NYC.

Topics: Activism Communications Modern Activism Plastics

Single-use plastic bags have no place junking up one of the best cities in the world.

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Marine debris removal in Puerto Rico

January 03, 2012

Marine debris removal in Puerto Rico

Topics: Water Chapters Campaigns Activism

Check out this video from our Rincon, Puerto Rico chapter. In a few minutes you'll understand what debris removal looks like.

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