Summer of Surf strives to always create something positive...
We at Summer of Surf are always seeking ways to positively impact our community and our world. With our new 501 (c) 3, not for profit, educational organization 365surf.org we will be reaching out to youth and adults all over Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties and the Special Needs Communities to create and deliver memorable ocean experiences.
As we grow we are partnering with a variety of organizations, coalitions and private enterprises that will help us become better stewards of our planet and her oceans.
Here are a few examples of these organizations that missions match many of our own beliefs:
Blue Business Council: This is a network of companies that work to protect the coast, bays, rivers and streams of our beautiful state.
The Conservation Alliance: With a focus on protecting our wild places, habitats and working to integrate recreation into these areas while protecting their environments, the alliance has achieved stunning results. Working together the Alliance has helped protect 45 million acres, 2,972 miles of rivers, halted or removed 28 dams, purchased 11 climbing areas and help designate 5 marine reserves...and they are just getting started.
Surfrider Foundation: Nothing says what the Surfrider Foundation is all about better than their own description...The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
NSF International: Working to protect and improve global human health through development of public health standards and certifications to protect food, water, consumer products and the environment.
American Sustainable Business Council: A nonprofit group working to create policy change at the federal and state level supporting a more sustainable economy. The council is already 200,000 businesses strong and has over 325,000 business executives, owners and investors working towards a sustainable economy.
Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy: Business advocates who are committed to working with policymakers to pass energy and climate legislation that will expedite a transition to a low-carbon economy while creating new jobs and stimulate economic growth.
B Corp: (Not Certified Yet) B-Corps are non-profit companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social, environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
1% for the Planet: An alliance of businesses that believe protecting our natural environment is directly linked to how we care for our planets resources and health. That profit and loss are as much a part of daily operations as are the social and environmental impacts of business on our planet. Founded by our friend and business neighbor Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, we look forward to a time that all businesses embrace the importance of our impact on our earth.