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Outside the bubble

March 27, 2014

Outside the bubble

Topics: Modern Activism

If you want to change the world you need to leave your bubble.

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Next Wave

February 11, 2014

Next Wave

Topics: Events Culture Shifting Modern Activism

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Taking coastal conservation to Main Street

February 15, 2013

Taking coastal conservation to Main Street

Topics: Joy Stories Campaigns Activism Culture Shifting Modern Activism

Helping main street audiences find a way to engage in coastal conservation.

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Surfers Against Sewage

January 28, 2013

Surfers Against Sewage

Topics: Modern Activism Plastics Water Quality Surfing

Protecting waves every day. Love this crew.

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Twenty men fighting for twenty years to save twenty miles of Southern California coast

November 28, 2012

Twenty men fighting for twenty years to save twenty miles of Southern California coast

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Chapters Economics Stories Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism Surfing

Can a small group of people really make a difference? Yes, they can.

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Refuse to reinvent the wheel… as it’s already been created by another volunteer

October 12, 2012

Refuse to reinvent the wheel… as it’s already been created by another volunteer

Topics: Strategy Chapters Culture Shifting Modern Activism Plastics

Let's put as much focus on protecting waves and beaches... not reinventing something that probably already exists.

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Twitter is an amplifier for protecting waves and beaches

October 02, 2012

Twitter is an amplifier for protecting waves and beaches

Topics: Events Strategy Activism Modern Activism

We use twitter to amplify our work to protect waves and beaches.

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How can we get 10x the number of people to connect with our upcoming Summits?

September 05, 2012

How can we get 10x the number of people to connect with our upcoming Summits?

Topics: Strategy Chapters Activism Communications Modern Activism

We're about to host two conferences that will attract 250 people, let's make that 2,500 people.

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They can’t protect themselves

August 30, 2012

They can’t protect themselves

Topics: Kids Water Stories Fish Art Communications Modern Activism Water Quality

What if animals had to wear... armor?

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Would you care more if I was a panda?

July 12, 2012

Would you care more if I was a panda?

Topics: Ads Strategy Campaigns Fish Activism Modern Activism Water Quality

What does it take for us to care? Sometimes it takes a cute animal.

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Capturing the essence of water in 3 seconds

March 23, 2012

Capturing the essence of water in 3 seconds

Topics: Water Joy Communications Modern Activism Water Quality Surfing

How do you capture something as valuable as water in 3 seconds? Find out right here.

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Stiv Wilson >>> Surfrider activist profile

March 05, 2012

Stiv Wilson >>> Surfrider activist profile

Topics: Podcasts Stories Activism DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality

Stiv Wilson's story of how he became a leading coastal conservation activist.

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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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私たちの水の循環が壊れている (our water cycle is broken)

February 14, 2012

私たちの水の循環が壊れている (our water cycle is broken)

Topics: Coastal development Water Chapters Ocean friendly garden Coastal armoring Stories Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Water Quality

Surfrider's mission spans the globe, so it makes sense that The Cycle of Insanity, a video about our broken water cycle and how to fix it, is now available in different languages.

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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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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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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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