How you can save our oceans

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Because it was my birthday, I had the idea to link a fundraising to the occasion. A donation seemed to me the best birthday present. The amount that we were able to collect, would go straight to Sea Sheperd Conservation Society (SSCS), an international non-profit marine wildlife conservation organization. I thought it was a solid idea since my friends are or surfers, or fellow seaside lovers, or equally protective of the environment as I am. But I was really surprised how many of my fellow drinking mates that evening did not know who Sea Sheperd are or what they stand for. So when I explained what they did and why they are interesting to know them, I did get some reaction from them. Later on I tried to check with my friends if the name of another NGO rang any bell, but it didn’t bring me extra reassurance. Therefore – because I did notice a big interest – I set up a list of the ones I find worthy to be noticed and to get our support.

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Sea Sheperd Conservation Society (SSCS)
A global environmental organization primarily focusing on direct action. They’re in the field working hard, located around the world trying to protect our marine environment. They are fighting off poachers, whale-hunter and traveling to distant countries to stop animal atrocities.

Why we support
Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat in our oceans, to put a stop to the slaughter of wildlife. Their aim is to conserve and protect ecosystems and species by exposing and confronting illegal activities on our oceans. They are the guardians of our ocean ecosystems! You can volunteer to help out with your local chapter, crewing one of their ships at sea or make a donation. Support here

Surfers against Sewage (SAS)
This UK based environmental charity aims to protect the UK’s oceans and beaches via community action, campaigning, volunteering, education and scientific research. SAS target coastal environmental issues such as sewage pollution, issues including marine litter, climate change and so much more.

Why we support
Their mission is to create improvements in the state of our oceans, waves, and beaches by inspiring the public, trying to change government policy and industry practices. They want to influence governments on key issues affecting our oceans and beaches and create volunteering opportunities and try to educate communities. While in the meanwhile, they challenge the industry to make better standards to protect our coastal environment – pretty badass if you ask me. You can take action here.

Clean Ocean Project
The Clean Ocean Project, based on the volcanic island Fuerteventura was founded in 2000 to protect the oceans, waves, and beaches. They have a simple approach: Do your bit, be part of it. Their idea is that everybody is part of the problem – so of the solution as well.
They are a small environmental charity group organizing beach clean ups and initiating projects to inform and educate. They’re also focused on the plastic pollution of the ocean.

To recycle and reuse is a good step. But the only solution is to stop the use of plastic. And therefore we have to stop our single-use mentality. Here you can follow our
latest initiatives. – Clean Ocean Project.

Why we support
They are a small charity group, but standing their ground rock hard, but they can use all our help to continue their work protecting the oceans and beaches. They prove that every single person can make a difference. Be part of it   

Do you know an organisation worth mentionning? Where would you like to support?

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Xavier Rudd was rockin’ a Sea Shepherd flag on stage during his Down the Rabbit Hole set. He also drew attention to the demise of the Great Barrier Reef on several occasions. Although there are a lot of dark forces afoot lately I do believe the light is growing. Keep fighting the good fight, keep spreading awareness! Great Post

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    1. Shana says:

      Wow! Go Xavier Rudd! That must have been wicked to witness. I’m pleased to read you also keeping up the good faith. Keep fighting the good fight indeed.

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  2. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you need to write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but usually folks don’t speak about these issues. To the next! Many thanks!!

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    1. Shana says:

      Hi,

      Great you are digging this topic.
      If you’re interested in more, you can subscribe to surfermonkey and get what’s new straight in your mailbox. I can assure you, more on this topic will come.

      Stay stoked!

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