August 21, 2010

Bag It Film Screening

Join us Thursday August 26th at 7pm at the Rio Theater for a screening of Bag It.

This documentary film explores the impact of plastics on society. Follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world starting with a pledge to not use plastic bags and leading on to a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. When Jeb’s journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

“Think about it-why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away? What’s up with that?”-Jeb Berrier

Catch this film before it heads to Monterey for the Blue Ocean Film Festival.

$7 at the door ($5 with Surfrider Foundation membership card)

August 20, 2010

Welcome Ocean Protection Paddler Margo Pellegrino

When: Tuesday, August 24 starting at 12:30 and on…
Where: Santa Cruz Harbor beach, in front of the Crow’s Nest

Join Surfrider Santa CruzOcean ChampionsSave Our ShoresBlue Frontier Campaign and other supporters as we welcome Margo Pellegrino to Santa Cruz next Tuesday! Bring some munchies, a beach chair/beach gear (in case she’s not exactly on time – subject to ocean conditions), bumper-stickers for Margo’s boat, beachwear (blue preferred) and a readiness to celebrate our seas and those who defend them.

This summer she is paddling the Pacific coast – from Seattle to San Diego as a project of the Blue Frontier Campaign. Blue Frontier Campaign is a marine conservation group working to unify ocean constituencies to promote effective solutions to the many problems facing our public seas.  One of its books ’50 Ways to Save the Ocean,’ helped inspire Margo to begin her paddles.

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