Surfrider Foundation <ul><li>We are a non-profit grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enj...
Surfrider Foundation <ul><li>Several local committees: </li></ul><ul><li>-  Music Outreach Program (MOP) </li></ul><ul><li...
From Sea to Summit Recap <ul><li>- What the Ocean provides people: </li></ul><ul><li>food </li></ul><ul><li>recreation:  s...
From Sea to Summit Recap <ul><li>- How Rivers & Streams affect the Ocean: </li></ul><ul><li>positively:  sand, water, nutr...
From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants  <ul><li>PLASTICS </li></ul><ul><li>Largest pollutant;   60-80 %   of marine debris ...
From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>PLASTICS </li></ul><ul><li>-  Americans consumed  50  billion  plastic water...
From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>PLASTICS </li></ul><ul><li>Great Pacific Garbage Patch </li></ul><ul><li>a g...
From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>PLASTICS </li></ul><ul><li>100,000  marine mammals &  2  million sea birds d...
From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>Cynthia Vanderlip, manager of the State of Hawaii’s Kure Atoll </li></ul><ul...
From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>10 things you can do to help: </li></ul><ul><li>1.  Recycle & reuse all plas...
Environmental Careers <ul><li>Volunteer/Internships:   Surfrider Foundation, Cal Academy of Sciences, Save The Bay, Farall...
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From Sea To Summit

  1. 1. Surfrider Foundation <ul><li>We are a non-profit grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu. </li></ul><ul><li>Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco chapter of Surfrider Foundation consists of over 2,000 members. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our website to find more information and to become a member or to join in one of our Beach Cleanups. http://www.sfsurfrider.org/ </li></ul>
  2. 2. Surfrider Foundation <ul><li>Several local committees: </li></ul><ul><li>- Music Outreach Program (MOP) </li></ul><ul><li>- Rise Above Plastics </li></ul><ul><li>- Plant Don’t Pave </li></ul><ul><li>- Storm Drain Stenciling </li></ul><ul><li>- Fire Rings at OB </li></ul><ul><li>- Beach Cleanups </li></ul><ul><li>- Erosion at Sloat </li></ul><ul><li>- Ocean Beach Vision Council </li></ul><ul><li>- Coastal Education </li></ul><ul><li>- Future Sea Levels </li></ul><ul><li>- Waster Quality Testing </li></ul><ul><li>- Watersheds that Work - The Lobos Creek Valley & Baker Beach Watershed </li></ul><ul><li>- Oilspill Prevention </li></ul>
  3. 3. From Sea to Summit Recap <ul><li>- What the Ocean provides people: </li></ul><ul><li>food </li></ul><ul><li>recreation: surfing, swimming, sports fishing, tidepooling… </li></ul><ul><li>jobs </li></ul><ul><li>How the Ocean is polluted by people: </li></ul><ul><li>untreated sewage </li></ul><ul><li>trash </li></ul><ul><li>urban runoff </li></ul><ul><li>cruise ships </li></ul>
  4. 4. From Sea to Summit Recap <ul><li>- How Rivers & Streams affect the Ocean: </li></ul><ul><li>positively: sand, water, nutrients </li></ul><ul><li>negatively: trash, urban runoff, farm residue </li></ul><ul><li>- The Water Cycle: </li></ul><ul><li>Water evaporates from ocean </li></ul><ul><li>creates clouds </li></ul><ul><li>clouds travel over land - precipitation falls (rain/snow) </li></ul><ul><li>water travels over land -creeks/streams or absorbed & becomes ground water </li></ul><ul><li>water travels via creeks,streams & rivers to ocean </li></ul><ul><li>cycle starts again with evaporation </li></ul>
  5. 5. From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>PLASTICS </li></ul><ul><li>Largest pollutant; 60-80 % of marine debris is plastic, 90-95 % in other areas </li></ul><ul><li>- plastic bottles, caps & packaging dominate marine litter </li></ul><ul><li>3.8 billion plastic bags used in Bay Area every year </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of these bags end up in Bay every year </li></ul><ul><li>There are 100 plastic bags for every seal, duck & pelican combined </li></ul><ul><li>60,000 plastic bags are used every 5 seconds in the US </li></ul>
  6. 6. From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>PLASTICS </li></ul><ul><li>- Americans consumed 50 billion plastic water bottles last year </li></ul><ul><li>with 23 % recycling rate - we dump 38 billion bottles a year into landfill </li></ul><ul><li>$ 1 billion worth of plastic - why not save money and recycle? </li></ul><ul><li>2 million plastic beverage bottles are used every 5 minutes in the US </li></ul>
  7. 7. From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>PLASTICS </li></ul><ul><li>Great Pacific Garbage Patch </li></ul><ul><li>a gyre of marine debris in Central North Pacific Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>(gyre: a swirling vortex created by large ocean currents) </li></ul><ul><li>over 300,000 pieces of plastic/sq. mile </li></ul><ul><li>Twice the size of Texas and growing </li></ul><ul><li>plastic outnumbers plankton 6 to 1 . </li></ul><ul><li>80 % of plastic from land-based sources, 20 % from ships </li></ul><ul><li>plastic longevity ranges from 100 - 1000 years </li></ul>
  8. 8. From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>PLASTICS </li></ul><ul><li>100,000 marine mammals & 2 million sea birds die every </li></ul><ul><li>year after ingesting or being caught in marine debris. </li></ul>
  9. 9. From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>Cynthia Vanderlip, manager of the State of Hawaii’s Kure Atoll </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Sanctuary, cut open the dead body of a juvenile Laysan </li></ul><ul><li>albatross to find more than half a pound of plastic in its stomach. To </li></ul><ul><li>the right is what was found, e.g. Plastic lighters, bottle caps. </li></ul>
  10. 10. From Sea to Summit Recap - Pollutants <ul><li>10 things you can do to help: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Recycle & reuse all plastic you use </li></ul><ul><li>2. Use reusable water bottles and coffee mugs </li></ul><ul><li>3. Avoid plastic bags - use cloth/canvas instead </li></ul><ul><li>4. Don’t litter </li></ul><ul><li>5. Use Eco-friendly products - Seventh Gen, Ms. Meyers </li></ul><ul><li>6. Scoop your pets poop! </li></ul><ul><li>7. Keep storm drains and street gutters free of debris </li></ul><ul><li>8. Fix auto-leeks </li></ul><ul><li>9. Plant don’t pave </li></ul><ul><li>10. Throw cigarette butts away </li></ul>
  11. 11. Environmental Careers <ul><li>Volunteer/Internships: Surfrider Foundation, Cal Academy of Sciences, Save The Bay, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, SF Zoo </li></ul>Green careers: environmental law green design green architecture environmental non-profits: - business - grassroots organizing Science careers : field/lab research environmental consulting education/academia green engineering: - civil, mechanical,chemical, biochemical, electrical.

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