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Pro surfer and musician Timmy Curran lends a hand to help the gulf region

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Timmy Curran leads by example
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Don’t forget to check out these websites: www.nature.org, www.liveunited.org , www.nwf.org, www.modlife.com/timmycurran

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Australia taking the lead

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

I was happy to see this video of Peter Garret, Australia’s Minister for Environmental Protection, showing how they are taking the lead when it comes to the protection and conservation of whales worldwide. We definitely need to support them as much as we can, and encourage our nations to take similar steps towards the same goals.

Australia’s Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett says that in 2010 the world has reached a new crossroads in the battle to conserve and protect the world’s whale populations with the International Whaling Commission considering a proposal that would once again legitimise commercial whaling operations.

Governments are being asked to allow limited commercial whaling and Iceland, Japan and Norway to hunt almost 13,000 whales over the next 10 years. This proposal would permit whaling in the IWC whale sanctuary in the Southern Ocean and would also allow whaling on threatened species like fin and sei whales.

Minister Garrett says the Australian Government is committed to the conservation of whales and cannot accept this proposal as it currently stands.

“The Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia’s environment and heritage and to promote Australian arts and culture.” Click HERE to go to the Department of the Environment’s Channel and watch more clips.

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Comparing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Saturday, June 5th, 2010


Area covered by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

This is a comparison view of the spill over Southern California and part of Mexico. Here you can have a better idea of the size of the oil spill when placed on top of another map. BP you made a BIG mistake…

Click HERE to go to the IF IT WAS MY HOME website and compare the oil spill to the area where you live.

Oil Spill Map Data Courtesy Of  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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VIDEO – Desagues Pluviales, Mar Del Plata. Argentina – Street run-off, Mar Del Plata. Argentina.

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Es conocido por todos que toda la basura que tiramos en la calle con las lluvias va a parar al mar, pero no solo es la basura de las calles…, sino que también hay conexiones clandestinas y un problema aún mas grave: la deficiente planta de “pre”-tratamiento cloacal que posee la ciudad, la cual no está a la altura del nivel de ciudad que pretendemos tener. En estos últimos meses ha habido muchos desastres naturales a nivel global que son conocidos por todos… , no nos resignemos a que se nos haga costumbre…

Presiona AQUI para mirar el VIDEO – Click HERE to watch the VIDEO

Grupo Conserva Tu Playa, Argentina

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International Surfing Day this June 20th – Can't miss it!

Friday, June 4th, 2010

On June 20th, surfers worldwide will welcome the long warm days of summer and accompanying swells by paddling out and catching waves in honor of the Sixth Annual International Surfing Day (ISD).

Founded six years ago by the Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day unites surfers from around the world in celebration of the sport of surfing. As is tradition with the annual holiday, surfers do their part to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches through various organized events such as clean-ups and restoration projects hosted by the Surfrider Foundation.

“We started it as a way to get back to the basics, enjoy a day at the beach and help preserve our oceans,” says ISD Co-Founder Evan Slater.

Since its beginnings in 2005 with only 14 domestic and 4 international locations, ISD has grown in heaps and bounds to record over 105 worldwide events in 2009, and engage countries such as Sweden, Mauritius, Korea, West Africa and Taiwan. In addition to becoming truly “international” in scope, the Surfrider Foundation uses ISD to host a special membership drive and since 2007 has signed up nearly 3,000 new members.

“The success and growth since our inaugural International Surfing Day is phenomenal,” says Laura Mazzarella, Surfrider Foundation’s Marketing Manager. “Each year we incorporate new locations and activations into the mix, allowing us to inspire more people to care for their beaches and coastlines, and show them how they can make a difference.”

“While most of us spend every day of the year celebrating ISD, it’s always nice to dedicate an entire day to appreciating the wonderful lifestyle we all live as surfers,” adds Travis Ferré, Editor, Surfing Magazine. “It’s a great opportunity to preserve and enjoy the ocean at once. And as we move into our sixth year, my main goal is to inspire more youth participation. They’re the future and will bring a whole new enthusiasm to the day we celebrate being surfers.”

The Sixth Annual International Surfing Day is made possible by Vitamin Water, Earthpack, Surfing Magazine and the Surfrider Foundation.

About Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, go to www.surfrider.org.

About SURFING Magazine
Founded in 1964, SURFING Magazine is the global leader in coverage of progressive surfing. SURFING is the official magazine of the National Scholastic Surfing Association and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The magazine’s unique properties include International Surfing Day, Shaper of the Year, Art of Surfing, Heat, Surfing TV, and SURFING’s Annual Swimsuit Issue. The magazine is published 12 times a year by Source Interlink Media’s Action Sports Group (ASG), the dominant force in the action sports and adventure sports arenas, reaching more than 2 million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. www.surfingmagazine.com

CONTACT:

Alexis Henry
Surfrider Foundation
Phone (949) 732-6413 / Fax (949) 492-8142
Email: ahenry@surfrider.org

Elishia Matta
Action Sports Group
Phone (949) 370-7083 / Fax (949) 325-6196
Email: elishia.matta@sorc.com

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International Surfing Day this June 20th – Can’t miss it!

Friday, June 4th, 2010

On June 20th, surfers worldwide will welcome the long warm days of summer and accompanying swells by paddling out and catching waves in honor of the Sixth Annual International Surfing Day (ISD).

Founded six years ago by the Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day unites surfers from around the world in celebration of the sport of surfing. As is tradition with the annual holiday, surfers do their part to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches through various organized events such as clean-ups and restoration projects hosted by the Surfrider Foundation.

“We started it as a way to get back to the basics, enjoy a day at the beach and help preserve our oceans,” says ISD Co-Founder Evan Slater.

Since its beginnings in 2005 with only 14 domestic and 4 international locations, ISD has grown in heaps and bounds to record over 105 worldwide events in 2009, and engage countries such as Sweden, Mauritius, Korea, West Africa and Taiwan. In addition to becoming truly “international” in scope, the Surfrider Foundation uses ISD to host a special membership drive and since 2007 has signed up nearly 3,000 new members.

“The success and growth since our inaugural International Surfing Day is phenomenal,” says Laura Mazzarella, Surfrider Foundation’s Marketing Manager. “Each year we incorporate new locations and activations into the mix, allowing us to inspire more people to care for their beaches and coastlines, and show them how they can make a difference.”

“While most of us spend every day of the year celebrating ISD, it’s always nice to dedicate an entire day to appreciating the wonderful lifestyle we all live as surfers,” adds Travis Ferré, Editor, Surfing Magazine. “It’s a great opportunity to preserve and enjoy the ocean at once. And as we move into our sixth year, my main goal is to inspire more youth participation. They’re the future and will bring a whole new enthusiasm to the day we celebrate being surfers.”

The Sixth Annual International Surfing Day is made possible by Vitamin Water, Earthpack, Surfing Magazine and the Surfrider Foundation.

About Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, go to www.surfrider.org.

About SURFING Magazine
Founded in 1964, SURFING Magazine is the global leader in coverage of progressive surfing. SURFING is the official magazine of the National Scholastic Surfing Association and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The magazine’s unique properties include International Surfing Day, Shaper of the Year, Art of Surfing, Heat, Surfing TV, and SURFING’s Annual Swimsuit Issue. The magazine is published 12 times a year by Source Interlink Media’s Action Sports Group (ASG), the dominant force in the action sports and adventure sports arenas, reaching more than 2 million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. www.surfingmagazine.com

CONTACT:

Alexis Henry
Surfrider Foundation
Phone (949) 732-6413 / Fax (949) 492-8142
Email: ahenry@surfrider.org

Elishia Matta
Action Sports Group
Phone (949) 370-7083 / Fax (949) 325-6196
Email: elishia.matta@sorc.com

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Dia mundial del medio Ambiente – Fundacion La Puerta, Baja California. México

Friday, June 4th, 2010

http://www.fundacionlapuerta.org/

Tendremos una variedad de actividades que tienen como objetivo: involucrar a las y los jóvenes de nuestra región en la celebración del día mundial del medio ambiente a través de un programa ambiental, recreativo, artístico y cultural, que les permita a su vez sensibilizarlos y fomentar su activa participación en la conservación de nuestro medio.

Algunas actividades requieren registro previo ya que tienen cupo limitado, por lo que mucho agradecería nos apoyaran promoviendo este programa con los diversos grupos juveniles y en los diversos espacios en que tengan oportunidad e impulsar así la participación de las y los jóvenes. Estamos considerando la fecha del Miércoles 2 de junio como limite para confirmar la participación en las actividades que requieren registro previo.

Si necesitan información adicional por favor háganme lo saber y con mucho gusto se las hago llegar.

Sin más por el momento me despido agradeciendo de antemano su valioso apoyo y participación.
Saludos cordiales.

Iván Velázquez
Coordinador de Liderazgo Ambiental Juvenil
Fundación La Puerta, A.C.
Tel. 011 (52) 665 655 5000 Ext. 102
Tecate, B.C. México

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Jornada de Limpieza Reserva Natural Mar del Plata, Argentina – Cleanup day at the Natural Reserve in mar Del Plata, Argentina.

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Traigan materiales de limpieza, como guantes, bolsas y los que tengan cámaras de fotos para inmortalizar en imágenes la flora y fauna del sector. Para mas información contactarse a través de nuestras paginas de Facebook o por e-mail a conservatuplaya@gmail.com

Grupo Conserva Tu Playa, Argentina

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