Big-name competitors are trading in toxic surfboards for an environmentally friendly alternative. All to protect the oceans and reduce their carbon footprints.

Pro surfers Greg Long and Alex Gray are working with nonprofit Sustainable Surf. For that’s to raise environmental awareness in the surf industry. Moreover and encourage surfers to adopt a greener lifestyle.

SeaTrees makes it easy for anyone who cares about the ocean (don’t we all) to directly support communities planting and protecting blue-carbon coastal ecosystems. The most effective way to suck carbon out of the atmosphere - Period.

How are they doing it?

6 ways:

1. Personal Health: Focused on better food choices (including local, organic, non-GMO) you can make, daily exercise doing something you love, and cultivating a positive daily state of mind.

2. Waste Management: Use of the 4 R’s — Refusing, Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling— to limit the negative impacts of your larger consumer product choices (clothing, surfboards, electronics, vehicles) and to boost the positive impacts of your daily purchasing power for sustainable food & drink options.

3. Renewable Energy: Sourcing low carbon, renewable energy technology like solar, wind, wave, and bio-fuels to power your daily lifestyle.

4. Cleaner Transportation: Better options include bikes, skateboards, ride sharing, public transport and hybrid or electric vehicles.

5. Community Outreach: Getting personally involved with local and global environmental/social groups who care about what you do – and volunteer your time.

6. Climate Impact: Reduce whatever you can, but then “offset” the climate impacts you can’t completely minimize – like plane & vehicle travel and use of electrical energy, which produce lots CO2 gas emissions that are the largest drivers of rapid ocean acidification and sea level rise – with carbon credits from “certified” projects around the globe.

So please read more about Sustainable Surf and the fight to save the world’s oceans in our “Blue Planet” series.

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