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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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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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What is Surfrider’s greatest organizational asset?

August 12, 2011

What is Surfrider’s greatest organizational asset?

Topics: Chapters Modern Activism

The question was asked "what is Surfrider's greatest organizational asset?" and a follow on question "What would you do with a million dollars?" Here are our answers.

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This is how we do a beach cleanup… in Brazil

August 03, 2011

This is how we do a beach cleanup… in Brazil

Topics: Coastal development Joy Art DIY Activism Modern Activism Surfing

The essence of Surfrider is connecting the love people have of the coasts to action. To do that we need to go where people live and spend time... what better place to make that connection than on the beach itself?

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What does it mean to protect a wave? It can mean a range of things

June 23, 2011

What does it mean to protect a wave? It can mean a range of things

Topics: Policy Strategy Waves Modern Activism Surfing

Protecting something, anything, over the long term is not easy. Protecting a wave isn't any different. Protecting a wave can mean many things.

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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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Surfrider activist Darin McClure shares his views on the internet and Surfrider’s mission

May 20, 2011

Surfrider activist Darin McClure shares his views on the internet and Surfrider’s mission

Topics: Strategy Activism DIY Activism Modern Activism

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…

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Activism will never be like it used to be

April 12, 2011

Activism will never be like it used to be

Topics: Strategy Campaigns Activism Communications Culture Shifting Modern Activism

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…

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January 20 2011

The Green Awards

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October 27 2010

Surfrider’s next strategic plan

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September 10 2010

Surfrider Europe turns 20

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September 08 2010

The networked nonprofit

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August 22 2010

The majestic plastic bag

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August 14 2010

Ideas will compete for consumer funding and the winners will be those with super-crisp value proposi

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August 14 2010

Ideas will compete for consumer funding and the winners will be those with super-crisp value proposi

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August 12 2010

Summer 510 (Biannual update on five major items Surfrider is focused on)

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August 02 2010

Wikipedia meets the beach

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June 09 2010

Member-created “how to” on social media

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