Real plague on our beaches, in our rivers and our oceans, the single-use plastic bottle is not a solution, even when traveling. To go from plastic bottles to reusable containers, Surfrider presents through an original tour of Europe to discover water fountains and positive initiatives to no longer get thirsty.
Surfrider Foundation Europe will be presenting and defending 3 of its commitments at the October 5 & 6 “ Our Ocean” conference organized by the European Commission in Malta. Featuring, conferences and debates about ocean protection and conservation. European and world change representatives and stakeholders will be present -Governments, NGOs, businesses, civil society- to implement immediate actions for marine protection.
The 71st session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) was held from the 3rd until the 7th of July. During these sessions, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to fulfill its mission to protect the oceans, human health and reduce climate change. Surfrider is mobilizing to create a European label.
While Hurricane Irma is currently over the Caribbean , Surfrider Foundation Europe would like to focus again on the link between climate disruption and these meteorological phenomena. Surfrider Foundation Europe is an official partner of Al Gore’s new movie on climate change: “an inconvenient sequel: truth to power” to be released on September 27.
With the Keepers of the Coast program, motivated volunteers are concretely committing to ocean and coastal conservation. Surfrider frequently gives you the opportunity to follow our current Keepers of the Coast battles. From Dollemard to Biarritz, including Capbreton, overview of battles which require Surfrider’s attention regarding environmental risks and conflicts of use.
The month of July 2017 was marked by the organization of the Beach Tour in France. From Cannes to Arcachon, a team of Surfrider went to meet the holiday makers to make them aware of 5 eco-friendly actions! The event was also happening on social networks with #OceanDetox! Let’s look back on this great mission of the oceans and coastline’s protection.
Let’s stop the embottlement of oceans! With this new campaign, Surfrider denounces the pollution of plastic bottles and values sustainable alternatives such as the gourd. Made of stainless steel, BPA-free plastic or glass, the choice is broad to change habits.
This Monday, 3rd of July, is the International Day Without Plastic Bags. Surfrider Europe took this opportunity to launch the #EnoughExcuses campaign in order to encourage shopkeepers, public authorities and citizens to stop using plastic bags.
This summer, Surfrider challenges you to detox your holidays. During the month of July, Surfrider will meet holidaymakers on the beach with different events and also on the web with the challenge #OceanDetox, to raise awareness about 5 simple actions. Check out the detailed calendar of the challenge and share your vision of your #OceanDetox every week.