Plastic Pollution
October 17 2011

Are You a Member?

by Bill Hickman

Are you a Surfrider Foundation member?  Do you know all of the benefits to being a Surfrider member?  The Surfrider Foundation is a premiere grassroots environmental organization that has local chapters along every coastline in the United States.  Our strength is numbers and your membership shows a strong sign of support when we speak at city councils, state governments and Washington DC.  In addition to supporting a great cause, October is a great time to become a member with special offers during RAPTOBERFEST!

Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.  You can think about that as three concepts. "Protection and enjoyment", we don't want to put a velvet rope around a beach and tell people to keep off. We're surfers, we're beach goers, we're watermen... we enjoy the coasts. We're a user group. Next up is "oceans, waves and beaches." Think coastlines, we're engaged with environmental issues that affect our coastlines. "Powerful activist network" speaks to how we go about this mission. We are a grassroots organization. We're local in many coastal regions.  We're moms, we're surfers, we're kids and teens... we're you. We're engaged to protect what we love; oceans, waves and beaches.  Here's more info on the impact of your donation.

For the entire month of October the Surfrider Foundation and our friends at Rusty will be celebrating RAPTOBERFEST in honor of our Rise Above Plastics (RAP) program.  We’ll be sharing plastic related facts, as well as tips on how to reduce your individual plastic footprint.  Share your own tip on how to reduce your plastic footprint on Surfrider’s Facebook or Twitter page and you might win cool gear from Rusty!  We’ll also be offering a special RAPTOBERFEST membership package that includes a limited edition t-shirt and/or limited edition ceramic stein!