You can watch a power point, or you can get off your ass and go experience it. I think you learn a lot more about problems and their solutions by immersing yourself in them.
This morning some of my fellow conference goers and I took a bus, walking and kayak tour of some of the work @l.p.b.f is doing to find balance between Lake Front Development and Environmental Sustainability. Their original mission to clean up the lake has been so successful that they’ve expanded their scope to the entire coast, and restored a valuable recreational resource.
Very inspired by their work. Lots of interesting takeaways relevant to the goings on in SWLA.
Feeling incredibly lost and helpless this week in the wake and mourning of the 2nd orca whale in as many months.
Each of us has a part to play and there are so many organisation and people out there making a difference. Even if it's just one drop in the bucket, if we each do one drop eventually we will effect the whole ocean. We all need to help.
Scarlett, I'm sorry I haven't helped sooner. I'm here now. .
It's international Coastal Clean Up Day!
Check out @surfrider - and as you are picking up debris and cleaning your coastlines, lakes, and waterways, be sure to share your creative photos and enter their #SurfriderFound photo contest! (link in profile)
Spent a great day in Santa Cruz yesterday with @burritoliker & @stephstilladventures 🌊We were part of that record-breaking crowd for the U.S.-showings of the International Ocean Film Tour. Fantastic films!! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but the story of the Swiss Sailor, Yvan Bourgnon, “The Ocean Rider” was unbelievable!
Californians never take your fresh produce for granted. I was pretty culture shocked by the grocery stores in some other states we went through on our 5,000 mile road trip— practically wilted produce, little variety, and an organic option was RARE. We have sooo many healthy and exotic food options where we live, many other places like Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming get the big brand junk foods in their stores and that’s about it, with the exception of all the Walmarts having sooo many kombucha options it was almost comedic. Also our recycling. It seemed out of the Western states too many towns are still catching up, having almost exclusively trash bins. Our friends on the Navajo nation in Utah save their plastic bottles until their niece can come from over an hour away and pick up truck loads to take to the recycling center every few weeks. That’s dedication. We have recycling bins so readily here we really have NO excuse. Please save plastic from going into our precious ocean and use those bins!!! Also don’t ever complain to me about being cold here again or I’ll tell you what the North Dakotans do to stay alive in their negative 40 degree winters. 🤪 You’re so blessed!!! K bye see you on the beach!!! 💋
Coastal communities in Nigeria are experiencing coastal erosion due to the surge from the ocean. To correct this there should be a law for shoreline protection initiatives. For example, the construction of the Great Wall of Lagos will protect Victoria Island, and some areas of Lekki from flooding due to coastal erosion. This goes for Lagos State, other coastal areas and states in Nigeria should have similar initiatives to protect their coasts. Ideally, there should be funds set aside to control and engage in protective measures for coastal areas.
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Do you know that shipwrecks from our harbour continue to destroy our coastal communities, tourism and recreational sites? This is harmful to our Ecosystem
VERY proud to have the endorsement of the Orange County League of Conservation Voters 🌏 Sustainability goes way beyond “being green” - it is a mindset I was raised with and try to practice daily, focused on RESPECTING our resources whether natural, financial, social, physical, etc.; UNDERSTANDING the downstream impacts of our decisions; and MAKING CHOICES that maintain the integrity of those resources for our future. I look forward to bringing that approach to #CostaMesa City Council 💚Thank you @oclcv! #costamesaproud#arlis4costamesa#saveourcoast#savebanningranch#protectwhatyoulove#benice#wealllivedownstream
SAVE OUR COAST. Did you know that oil and gas companies will commence underwater blasting for oil and gas off Newcastle. Seismic testing has proven to injure and kill marine animals and impede the communication and navigation of whales and dolphins. It involves the firing of a sonic gun over 208 kilometres of lines off the coast of Newcastle, central coast and Sydney. Please find the time to petition for this to stop. We need to protect our marine life so the younger generation still can see these kids of animals at our local beaches and surf spots. Saturday 8th come help save our coast at Bar Beach between 11am and 12pm #saveourcoast#newcastlebeaches
This enormous bloom of the red algae, or as people are now calling it, "The Red Tide" is stretching for miles and miles off the coast of Florida. Following last year's hurricane season, this bloom has caused the death of all sea life in its area, and killed dolphins, critically endangered sea turtles, and one 26 foot whale shark. Since scientists are not entirely sure what caused this, there is no clear way to help, but one theory is that the algae is gobbling up plant fertilizer. DO NOT USE TOO MUCH FERTILIZER IN YOUR YARD. Only use what is needed, too much does not benefit your plant, or the ocean, as seen here. #RedTide#SaveOurCoast#SaveThePlanet#SaveTheEarth#SaveTheWorld#SaveTheOcean Video off of @neemworld
A birthday message from @surfrider CEO, @chadrico! 🌊
As we celebrate Surfrider's 34th birthday 🎂, we're pleased to announce a historic milestone achievement of 500 coastal victories for the protection of our ocean and coasts, and the launch of a new logo and wordmark.
Since Surfrider’s first iconic win in 1984 to defend Malibu’s famed surfing break, the Surfrider Foundation has worked to preserve the ocean, waves and beaches through a nationwide volunteer-led network.
Ultimately, this is a tribute to the thousands of volunteers, members and supporters who have contributed to Surfrider’s coastal victories the past three decades. 💙💪🙌 #Surfrider