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- 29 July 2009 | Environment
The Surfrider Foundation has announced the new Surfrider Foundation Visa Platinum Rewards Card!
No annual fee, 0% Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for six months, and a $50 donation to Surfrider when you first use the card plus ongoing contributions.
Supporters choose from five different card designs, each featuring captivating photographic images from Aaron Chang.
Support Surfrider Foundation with every purchase:
0% Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for 6 months. After this period, a low variable APR will apply.
Earn bonus points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise, cash-back and more at participating merchants.
$50 donation by the bank when you first use the card plus ongoing contributions.
No annual fee and no additional cost to you.
Enhanced Visa Platinum benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Customer Service and 100% Fraud Protection, Purchase security, Warranty Manager and much more.
Funds raised from our new Visa program will help the Surfrider Foundation to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves and beach environments. Special thanks to photographer Aaron Chang for generously allowing us to use his images for our cards.
- 15 July 2009 | Environment
We all know our oceans are in trouble, but that trouble is coming on faster than some feared.
Last week, two dozen coral reef specialists and climate change experts addressed a meeting in London to discuss the fate of our coral reef systems.
They announced their prediction that carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere will reach 450 parts per million by the year 2050.
Since the oceans absorb these gases and become more acidic as a result, this predicted pace will soon wipe out all coral reefs in existence.
The reefs don't just attract under sea inhabitants and human visitors, they're also one of the ocean's biggest life forces and a potential storehouse of human medicines. Losing them could have unimaginable repercussions.
"The kitchen is on fire and it's spreading around the house," said Alex Rogers of the Zoological Society of London and the International Program on the State of the Ocean. "If we act quickly and decisively we may be able to put it out before the damage becomes irreversible."
- 10 July 2009 | Environment
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has once again teamed up with Barefoot wine for their nationwide beach clean-up tour this summer. The SAS team will visit 6 beaches around the UK and everyone's welcome to help.
Whether you're a part of the local community or you just fancy rolling up your sleeves and getting involved, SAS and Barefoot need your help make our British beaches 'Barefoot Friendly'.
This year the SAS Barefoot Friendly Beach Cleaning Tour will be visiting:
Newquay on 29th July
Croyde on 30th July
Bournemouth on 31st July
Llangennith on 1st August
Saltburn-by-Sea on 2nd August
Brighton on 3rd August
The 2009 campaign builds on the successes of last year's SAS Barefoot Friendly tour efforts where over 400 people took part to help remove over 1 tonne of litter from the British coastline.
- More than 350 surfers paddle out to defend Broadbench wave in Kimmeridge Bay
- British surfers paddle out to protect the Broadbench wave
- The Texas Open Beaches Act is under threat
- Australian government announces construction of controversial Bastion Point breakwater
- Surf industry raises $50,000 for the 2009 Waterman’s Weekend
- Surf Industry conquers Environmental Business of the Year Award