The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Surfrider Foundation’s student clubs focus on the development and implementation of environmental stewardship projects at schools. Projects range from instituting campus plastic reduction measures, to designing and implementing drought-tolerant landscapes, to creating educational ocean issues public service announcements. Projects are based on the clubs’ assessments of their schools’ needs, their own interests, and feasibility of actualizing their project with available resources. Surfrider hopes to generate several new clubs in Monterey County schools this year, with the belief that project-based endeavors help teach young people how to construct collaborative solutions for issues important to them; learn grassroots organizing skills; build confidence as leaders; hone communication skills that move others to action; and most importantly, make a difference at their schools and in their communities.
I think it’s good that you’re telling kids the truth about pollution, and not just grown-ups. Grown-ups say that plastic gets recycled and it’s OK. But it’s not. More people should hear the truth, because then we can do something about it and help, and not just act like everything is fine.
- Liliana Papandreopoulos