Monday, January 11, 2021

Surfrider Foundation Fights for Planet

 Protecting the World's Oceans in 2021

 


Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

When the going gets tough, the tough get going, which is what the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation is doing as it enters 2021 – fighting to protect the world's oceans, waves and beaches and save our planet from environmental pollution.

 


A look at the stats shows what Surfrider is accomplishing:

176 worldwide chapters and student clubs cleaning beaches and serving communities.

 


689 victories against ocean pollution and destruction of beaches and beach access.

600 Ocean Friendly Restaurants using sustainable practices that protect sea life and the ocean.

 


With Surfrider's large global network of people donating close to 200,000 volunteer hours in a year, it can make a big difference in safeguarding the environment.

 


One of those volunteers, Surfrider Huntington/Seal Beach member Tony Soriano, was out early on New Year’s Eve doing a solo beach cleanup.

 

Noting the beauty of California’s snow-capped mountains in the background of this trash-strewn beach, Soriano says it’s important to draw attention to “man’s neglect of our planet.”

 


Even though 2020 was a difficult year, the Surfrider Foundation is continuing to carry out its mission of reducing pollution, reversing climate change, and preserving the beach and oceans for all to enjoy.

 


Talking about the future, Surfrider CEO Dr. Chad Nelsen says, "I am a perpetual optimist despite the challenges we face." He emphasizes that "the issues Surfrider fights for – clean water, ocean health, coastal access – are not partisan issues, but priorities that should be embraced by all interests." 

 


Not just in the USA, but around the world

 


SurfWriter Girls

 

Surf’n Beach Scene Magazine

 

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Surfrider Splash It Forward in 2021

 

Clean the Beach Solo Style


Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

The Surfrider Foundation Huntington/Seal Beach chapter is asking everyone to Splash It Forward in 2021 by making a splash video and donation to Surfrider to support its environmental causes.

The proceeds from this year's annual Huntington Beach New Year's Day Surf City Splash, with everyone running into the ocean to celebrate the new year, were designated to go to Surfrider.

 


But with public events on hold, instead of the ocean plunge, the Splash has gone virtual. To join in, just video yourself making a splash: jumping into the ocean or a pool, getting squirted by a hose, any way you want. Then post the video on your social media and tag it #SplashItForward. 

After that, make a donation and ask your friends to do the same (even a small one helps) at splashitforward.com.


Even though we can't get together for beach cleanups yet, Surfrider encourages you to do a #SoloBeachCleanup whenever you can, helping to keep the beach clean and sharing the stoke by tagging @hsbsurfrider on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

It's more important than ever to support organizations that are doing positive things. Splash It Forward and Solo Beach Cleanups let you do that...and still stay safe.


 

 

 SurfWriter Girls wish everyone a healthy and happy 2021

 

SurfWriter Girls

Surf’n Beach Scene Magazine

 

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