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Surfrider Foundation

The CEO Interview: Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation

Lynda Decker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Lynda Decker

Sunshine, soft sand beneath your feet, the squeals of children splashing in waves -- these are the memories of summer vacations. Chad Nelsen wants your children's children to have these memories too.

Coalition of the Willing: Cleaning up a Dam[n] Mess

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Scientists believe steelhead are more likely to survive climate change without the dam. Creek water temperatures will increase along with air temperature, possibly exceeding the steelhead's tolerance range.

After Epic Lawsuit, Surfers Win California Beach Back From Tech Billionaire

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

Surfers are celebrating a major win after a California court ruled against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had tried to deny public beach access near...

Clear Your Conscience This Shopping Season With This Innovative Recycling Program

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

Holiday shopping is upon us, and whether they do it in the stores or online, Americans are going to buy an absurd number of appliances, electronics, g...

5 Surfers Battle Billionaire for Beach Access in California

Zach Weisberg | Posted 12.15.2013 | Green
Zach Weisberg

On a brisk fall morning last October, five surfers walked across private property in San Mateo County, California to surf the waves at Martin's Beach.

Virtual Paddle Out to Celebrate Love of the Ocean

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Surfers have long memorialized fellow surfers by way of a paddle out. Sometimes flowers, lei's or ashes of the deceased are tossed into the circle. This campaign mimics those elements.

California to Legislators: Stop Bogging Down Bag Bill

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

California is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in environmental causes, but our legislators have been far too entangled with the petrochemical lobby to get the job done on banning plastic bags statewide.

PHOTOS: Locals Join Hands To Protest Off-Shore Drilling

Posted 05.19.2013 | Miami

On Saturday, weekend beach-goers and environmental activists joined hands along Miami Beach to take a stand against the U.S. dependence on oil and to ...

Local Surfers Embroiled In Heated Lawsuit

Hannah Bricker | Posted 03.13.2013 | San Francisco

Tides are changing at Martin's Beach, and local surfers are fighting back. Attorneys for the Surfrider Foundation filed a lawsuit yesterday agains...

Jordan Howard

Plastic Bag Bans Spreading To More Cities | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Across the country, cities and counties are instituting fees on plastic bags, or even banning them outright, in an effort to prevent pol...

Caught in the Act: Malibu's Dirty Little Secret Cleaned Up (VIDEO)

Kathy Eldon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

The glamorous city of 13,000 is now leading the way in stopping toxic stormwater and chemical-laden urban runoff from destroying its glamorous coastline.

A Closer Look at the Beneficiaries of KROQ's Weenie Roast

Brandon Deroche | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Brandon Deroche

Tucked somewhere around the Jose Cuervo banana-eating contest, the three beneficiaries made their home. Each organization worked to educate the concert-goers about the work they're doing.

Pro Surfer Rob Machado on Avoiding Hotels, Packing Socks, and Eating Kangaroo Tail

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 06.12.2011 | Travel
Stacie Krajchir

Known for his Zen-like flow both on land and in the water, Rob Machado is one of surfing's most recognizable figures and favorite ambassadors.

There's No "Safe" Plastic, Already!

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

The latest science shows that plastics are really, really bad news. Hormone-disrupting chemicals were found to be leached from all kinds of plastics, including those labeled BPA-free.

An Evening Of Surf, Style, And Shopping Benefitting Surfrider Foundation

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Something for the fashion-forward (and eco-conscious!) fellas. What: Bloomingdale's at Santa Monica Place is hosting an evening of surfing style...

'Soul Of A Citizen': Village Politics -- Rebuilding Engaged Communities

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

One way to do this outreach while simultaneously building a base for the future is to work toward engaging those face-to-face communities we're already part of.

Hands Across the Sand Movement Makes a Bold Visual Statement Against Offshore Drilling

Zach Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Zach Weisberg

Hands Across the Sand mobilized beachgoers in 860 different locations worldwide to make a bold, yet peaceful visual statement in protest of careless offshore drilling

Surfers Lament the Largest Oil Spill in U.S. History

Zach Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Zach Weisberg

A 45-year-old surfer, who lives near New Orleans, paints a clearer picture of what this disaster actually feels like for Louisiana residents and the local surf community.

Activists Organize Peaceful Gatherings to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Stefanie Sekich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stefanie Sekich

On Saturday June 26th, people from around the world will join hands for 15 minutes at local beaches to say no to offshore oil drilling and yes to clean energy.

A Model Surfer: Artist Robb Havassy

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Hall

If you're familiar with the works of Robb Havassy, the odds are you are a surfer or a lover of surfer. That's because his art reflects his passion for the sport, and his love for the ocean.

California Activists Raise Awareness About Offshore Drilling Threat

Stefanie Sekich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stefanie Sekich

The fact that President Obama asked us to make "tough decisions about offshore oil and gas" in his State of the Union should give us great pause.

Save Trestles, Safe Trestles, Surf Trestles

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cameron Sinclair

Access to Trestles, one of North America's most celebrated waves, is under threat due to safety and environmental concerns.

What Quiksilver Taught Me About Cystic Fibrosis

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacie Krajchir

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I really am living the dream. Aside from all of the "things" that I have and wonderful people in my life, above...

Greening Hollywood: Green Geeks 2.0

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paige Donner

Feel like getting social while going green(er)? Launched earlier this summer is Greenopolis, a social networking site that functions like the others,...