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Jim's Blog — Culture Shifting

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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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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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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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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One more surfer for change

November 21, 2011

One more surfer for change

Topics: Culture Shifting DIY Activism Plastics Surfing

We're always stoked to see one more surfer understand the larger impact of their daily decisions. Kyle Thiermann not only pulls airs and pulls in... now he's helping pull surfers into understanding the impact of their actions.

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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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Shored Up. A documentary about our disappearing coasts and our irrational urge to live on the edge

November 01, 2011

Shored Up. A documentary about our disappearing coasts and our irrational urge to live on the edge

Topics: Coastal development Culture Shifting

Check out Shored Up, a film about the force of nature meeting the force of man. It's a Kickstarter campaign, check it out.

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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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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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Powershift (what current events mean for Surfrider)

October 05, 2011

Powershift (what current events mean for Surfrider)

Topics: Strategy Activism Culture Shifting Modern Activism

Quite a bit seems to be happening in the world, it's an extension of a shift that started a while ago and our coasts may benefit from it all.

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Surfrider on the African continent

September 26, 2011

Surfrider on the African continent

Topics: Chapters Activism Culture Shifting Modern Activism

The idea of coastal preservation knows no boundaries.

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Plastic found at the ends of the earth

September 23, 2011

Plastic found at the ends of the earth

Topics: Culture Shifting Plastics Water Quality

There are no pristine coasts... anywhere.

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Pouring our money into the ocean

September 03, 2011

Pouring our money into the ocean

Topics: Events Coastal development Economics Coastal armoring Culture Shifting

We just watched Hurricane Irene sweep up the East Coast. Another hurricane is brewing in the Gulf. What are we learning about our coasts?

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Lessons from the music industry

August 15, 2011

Lessons from the music industry

Topics: Strategy Culture Shifting

Are there lessons to be learned from the (seemingly failing) music industry? Yep.

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How to start a movement

August 11, 2011

How to start a movement

Topics: Activism Culture Shifting

A few simple lessons in this 3 minute video. Dare to stand out. Nurture your initial followers. Encourage others to follow. Dancing helps.

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Pro surf contests get (more) sustainable in Brazil

August 10, 2011

Pro surf contests get (more) sustainable in Brazil

Topics: Events Waves Culture Shifting DIY Activism Surfing

Most of us have been to surf contests. They take place in perhaps the most natural state of all types of contests... so why can't they also lead the way regarding sustainability?

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Nothing trendy about conservation

June 24, 2011

Nothing trendy about conservation

Topics: Coastal development Kids Joy Culture Shifting

The older we get the more clearly we see how few things are truly new or innovative. The truth is that there is nothing trendy about conservation. It's a simple concept which is timeless. Protect the things you love.

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Activism finally moves to the phone

June 02, 2011

Activism finally moves to the phone

Topics: Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism

We have computers in our pockets. It's about time we start using them for some good.

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Returning 10,000 pieces of trash to it’s owners

May 16, 2011

Returning 10,000 pieces of trash to it’s owners

Topics: Beaches Culture Shifting Plastics

Surfrider Brazil helps people understand they shouldn't trash the beach by... sending the trash back to them.

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Acting, entrepreneurship, change

May 11, 2011

Acting, entrepreneurship, change

Topics: Activism Culture Shifting

How do we enable people to believe change is possible? Jeffrey Wright has an interesting perspective on this.

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