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Loved Hanging out with Larry between surfs in Telos. Big companies really need to stop plastic packaging in third world 🌎. They have no bins so it's all going into the ocean. #cirook15grom #hurleyyouth #riseaboveplastics @hurley @onboard_store @cisurfboards_oz @creaturesofleisure @otiseyewear @nixon_aus @futuresfins @vertraoz

Though Surfrider's are generally #NeverNotStoked - beach cleanup coordinator @mkellershoots is looking a bit sad at all the polystyrene foam we found at our last cleanup. Matthias stands next to the first returns to our sorting pile that he has organized volunteers to take part in so we can evaluate the most commonly found items at each cleanup. #longlivethebeach #himarinedebris #riseaboveplastics #letsgrowthemovement 📷 @thetabatafish

That plastic straw, spoon, cup or container that someone used for a few minutes will outlive you, and your children, and their children and so on. Used once, lasts forever. It simply doesn't make sense.
Artwork by @beachdontkrillmyvibe
#breakfreefromplastic #take3forthesea #riseaboveplastics #uselessplastic #artivism

Sea Dandelion Cafe is an Ocean Friend Restaurant! No Foam, no single use plastic, proper recycling. Mahalo for helping to keep the over 8 million tons of plastic out of our oceans out! You can help too by eating at Ocean Friendly Restaurants. To find one near you go to link in bio. #oceanfriendly #surfrider #hawaii #ofrhi #riseaboveplastics

Is there plastic like Polyethylene Terephthalate #PET or Polyethylene #PE in your lipstick? Check it before you kiss #NoPlasticsInCosmetics #BeattheMicrobead #RiseAbovePlastics

#sustainability sighting! A huge shout out to @goatsontheroof - the Coombs Old Country Market has ditched single use plastic check out bags! They offer reusable bags for purchase & cardboard boxes for free providing greener alternatives to customers ❤️#riseaboveplastics #banthebag #protectwhatyoulove

This is Lawson. Lawson is sitting on top of the world with his reusable bottle. Lawson loves the ocean and is a pretty rad dude. Be like Lawson! 🤙 #yew #cleansurf #loveyourocean #riseaboveplastics #surfrider #oceanlove #beachlife #cleanoceans #cleanbeaches #cleanyourbeach #oceanminded #oceanconservation #makewaves #lovetheocean #reusablebottle 📸: @thesaltypepper

When asked what I wanted to do for my birthday, "beach cleanup" came right out. Some days the amount of marine debris can be overwhelming but all of you posting your cleanups on IG keep me inspired. It also helps to remember that every piece of trash could be the piece that saves the life of a marine creature big or small. 📷@mermaidhalolove #beachcleanup #marinedebris #marinelife #riseaboveplastics #balloonsblow

Join @surfrider_southcoast this arvo 3pm at Port Kembla Beach for the Illawarra Clean Beach Festival.
There will be a free bbq and lots of prizes to be won!
See you there! #volunteer #beachclean #riseaboveplastics

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Find the beauty in the ugly. Trash collected from the beach can be upcycled into something lovely. It just takes time, patience and an artistic eye.

Day Four: Beeswax food wrap 🐝
Oh my gosh, I love this stuff so much! This is such an excellent alternative to single use plastic wrap! Seriously, how crazy is it how much work, transportation, and resources go into making things like plastic wrap that we use ONCE and throw into the earth in a landfill, to NEVER biodegrade?? Wrap your fruits and veggies with natural, reusable wrap instead of feeding the plastic beast in the earth and seas. @beeswrap 💛

Just hanging.

This morning our chapter coordinator had the opportunity to join Senator Riviere on his monthly TV show, Oʻahu Country News. We had a great conversation about the efforts of Surfrider on a wholistic ahupuaʻa level - connecting conservation efforts from land to sea. The discussion highlighted a vision for an Ocean Friendly Hawaiʻi program that incorporates our @oceanfriendlyrestaurantshi #oceanfriendlygardens and #BlueWaterTaskForce and brings together key campaign focuses and partners that include single-use plastic reduction, stormwater runoff pollution control, sustainable development, water quality, legislative action, and coastal planning. We even talked about the legacy of John Kelly and our award show (save the date: November 18th 2017 @waimeavalleyoahu ). Mahalo Senator for the opportunity to connect with our communities! #longlivethebeach #letsgrowthemovement #riseaboveplastics #protectwhatyoulove

Though Surfrider's are generally #NeverNotStoked - beach cleanup coordinator @mkellershoots is looking a bit sad at all the polystyrene foam we found at our last cleanup. Matthias stands next to the first returns to our sorting pile that he has organized volunteers to take part in so we can evaluate the most commonly found items at each cleanup. #longlivethebeach #himarinedebris #riseaboveplastics #letsgrowthemovement 📷 @thetabatafish

Love this! It's a small step, but what a good start!

#Repost @oceanfriendlyrestaurantshi (@get_repost)
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Congrats to the county of Maui for banning styrofoam! Maui is leading the way for Hawaii to be some styrofoam free! #oceanfriendlyrestaurants #bethechange #riseaboveplastics #riseabovefoam #surfrider #sustainability

#ThrowbackThursday Awesome volunteers and supporters holding hands in opposition to offshore drilling! Oil is #NotTheAnswer If you'd like to join efforts, we are always looking for people to man the table, help clean the beach and spread the word! Check out our upcoming events online at www.surfriderpbc.org

#surfrider #nonprofit #volunteers #lakeworthbeach #fl #handsacrossthesand #tbt #riseaboveplastics #protectwhatyoulove #beach #ocean #waves #pbc #joinus

What sort of a future are we leaving these bubs born into this throw away society?
I fear they wont be able to experience  the pleasure of seeing  certain birds and animals due to our laziness and total disregard for the environment around us.
Are we really that selfish and self absorbed that we don't even think about the future generations?
I try to raise awareness through social media, verbally and by practicing what I preach. Somedays  I feel like throwing my hands up in the air,  but looking into a newborns eyes I know I  owe them more and have to continue.
We have to rectify the damage we have and continue to cause the environment.
Please try and think about your single use plastic habits and break them. Do you think you can take the first step before this little guy? I sure do hope so.
Take a reusable bag.
Take a reusable mug.
Take a reusable water bottle.
Say NO to a straw.
These 4 things will go a long way to a better future.

Draws your eyes to remind you to leave no trace 💯

#sustainability sighting! A huge shout out to @goatsontheroof - the Coombs Old Country Market has ditched single use plastic check out bags! They offer reusable bags for purchase & cardboard boxes for free providing greener alternatives to customers ❤️#riseaboveplastics #banthebag #protectwhatyoulove

This is Lawson. Lawson is sitting on top of the world with his reusable bottle. Lawson loves the ocean and is a pretty rad dude. Be like Lawson! 🤙 #yew #cleansurf #loveyourocean #riseaboveplastics #surfrider #oceanlove #beachlife #cleanoceans #cleanbeaches #cleanyourbeach #oceanminded #oceanconservation #makewaves #lovetheocean #reusablebottle 📸: @thesaltypepper

Congrats to the county of Maui for banning styrofoam! Maui is leading the way for Hawaii to be styrofoam free! #oceanfriendlyrestaurants #bethechange #riseaboveplastics #riseabovefoam #surfrider #sustainability

I don't always attend fancy events, but when I do, I bring an entourage of models wearing elaborate outfits made from TRASH!

We were honored to be recognized by the Hawaiʻi State legislature at our beach cleanup in Ewa beach this weekend. Representative LoPresti and his daughter presented us this framed certificate mahaloing the efforts of our volunteers and organization for its dedication to protecting our oceans. We were also stoked to see Senator Espero join the cleanup and engage with the issues of plastic waste in our communities. The Ewa beach legislature and council members have been strong advocates for a move away from single-use plastics and understanding the impact they have on our oceans. Thanks for joining us and the honor. #riseaboveplastics #letsgrowthemovement #civicsissexy #longlivethebeach

So I know our Bendalong Store are supper supportive of Boomerang Bags but this is a step above.
Makes all the hard work in producing these sustainable alternative to plastic bags worthwhile.

We are so proud of Maui and all our friends and coalition partners who made history by passing a polystyrene ban in Maui county!! It's such an important step forward and we all applaud you for leading the way Maui!!! Here on Oʻahu we will continue to be plagued by this destructive material until our community pushes our council members hard enough for change. At our cleanup this weekend we picked up over 500 pieces of foam bits. The big problem (aside from its toxicity and being a single-use item made from fossil fuels) is that it breaks apart into tiny pieces that are easily ingested by all sorts of creatures and clog our stormwater infrastructure at high costs. It was crazy to see how easily it blows in the wind compared to other types of debris. And the question is why? Why do we keep using things that we know are bad for the environment and the aesthetics of this beautiful place? Call your council members and State legislatures and let them know you are behind Maui and want to see this substance gone from our islands. #riseaboveplastics #protectwhatyoulove #riseup #getinvolved #civicsissexy

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