Jim's Blog — Activism
September 13, 2011
The opposite of this title is "know where you're going and focus to get there."
September 08, 2011
Our ever-growing network, now spanning five continents is increasingly impressive. What will make it formidable everywhere is directly related to how much it shares its assets, intelligence and learnings across the network.
September 01, 2011
This is the story of a kid who grew up in the Southeast. He fell in love with our coasts and ended up leading the charge to preserve the coasts in the opposite corner of the United States.
June 20, 2011
While it's easy to disregard the wishes of one person it's nearly impossible to ignore the wishes of a large group.
June 16, 2011
Our coastlines are our open spaces, they are public spaces. Coastal access is a right. The California Coastal Commission agrees with this and recently ruled The Strand in Dana Point needed to take down their gates which are locking the public out of the beach.
June 07, 2011
This is Dave Rauschkolb's story. One day he was running three Florida Gulf businesses and the next day he was the catalyst for people around the globe to join hands and draw a line in the sand against net new offshore oil drilling.
May 20, 2011
There isn't a play book for the internet, social networks and web apps because the entire space is evolving in real time. This said, it's always good to reach out to those heavily engaged and ask them what's working now. I sat down with Surfrider activist Darin McClure and did…
May 19, 2011
Malibu still attracts large crowds because it's still a great wave. After decades and numerous campaigns to preserve it... the wave still delivers one of the better surfing experiences around. What is needed to preserve this area is constant pressure, endlessly applied.
April 27, 2011
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.
April 12, 2011
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…