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Jim's Blog — Activism

Reinventing activism

February 27, 2012

Reinventing activism

Topics: Strategy Activism Culture Shifting Modern Activism

What will Surfrider be in the future? We will be a network that is constantly learning from itself, getting better and becoming more potent... all for our coasts.

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A room with 800,000,000 people

February 15, 2012

A room with 800,000,000 people

Topics: Strategy Activism Modern Activism

It is never about the technology, it's always about what the technology enables. Facebook is one more tool that helps us scale our mission.

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Peter Douglas: Patron saint of the California coast (podcast)

February 07, 2012

Peter Douglas: Patron saint of the California coast (podcast)

Topics: Beach access Policy Victories Coastal development Beaches Podcasts Coastal armoring Stories Activism Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality Surfing

It is challenging to point to an individual who has done more to preserve the California Coast than Peter Douglas. This is Peter Douglas' story told in his own voice.

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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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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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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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You are what your t-shirt says

December 19, 2011

You are what your t-shirt says

Topics: Coastal development Activism Communications

Messaging comes from everywhere, especially what our t-shirts say.

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How we will change the world in 2012

December 13, 2011

How we will change the world in 2012

Topics: Victories Chapters Campaigns Activism Culture Shifting

Surfrider Foundation's 250,000 supporters, activists and members will change the world in 2012. I know this with certainty.

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Ban the bag in Wilmington, North Carolina

December 07, 2011

Ban the bag in Wilmington, North Carolina

Topics: Chapters Campaigns Activism DIY Activism Plastics

There is no better content than activist-created content. This is another gem.

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Waste to waves, from trash to… slash

December 05, 2011

Waste to waves, from trash to… slash

Topics: Waves Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism Oil Pollution Plastics Surfing

What better way to recycle EPS foam than into a surfboard blank. I'm not sure I can think of a better way. Nope, I can't.

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Seattle’s Space Needle snags giant plastic bag

November 30, 2011

Seattle’s Space Needle snags giant plastic bag

Topics: Events Chapters Campaigns Activism Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Plastics

I heard a representative from NYC share the joke that the State flower is a plastic bag stuck in a tree. Looks like bags are taking over cities all over.

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Sarah’s aha moment

November 15, 2011

Sarah’s aha moment

Topics: Stories Activism Culture Shifting

San Diego Surfrider maven shares her aha moment.

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What is “surfing area protection”?

November 11, 2011

What is “surfing area protection”?

Topics: Policy Beach fill Beaches Economics Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Water Quality Surfing

Ever wonder what it means to protect a wave? Watch this video and you'll know.

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If you split an illegal project into thirds, it’s still illegal

October 31, 2011

If you split an illegal project into thirds, it’s still illegal

Topics: Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Activism Surfing

Splitting something that is wrong into thirds doesn't somehow make it less wrong.

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How valuable is a friend?

October 21, 2011

How valuable is a friend?

Topics: Strategy Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism

We tend to miss the value of innovations early on.

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Greetings from Surfrider Jamaica

October 18, 2011

Greetings from Surfrider Jamaica

Topics: Chapters Beaches Activism Modern Activism Surfing

I love seeing our mission spread around the world. The newest member is Surfrider Jamaica.

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Picking up trash wherever you are

October 13, 2011

Picking up trash wherever you are

Topics: Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Plastics Surfing

Think global, inspire locals. Then get out of their way.

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