Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coming Up - Save My Oceans Tour - George Washington University & UC Berkeley - April 2010

artwork created by Shepard Fairey

From the most recent Surfrider Foundation e-newsletter, SOUP:

Surfrider Foundation is coming to a college campus near you. In conjunction with Disneynature's Earth Day release of their new documentary film OCEANS, this tour will visit 7 college campuses nationwide with a series of music, film and art installations that celebrate our collective passion for the oceans and educate students on what they can do to help protect them. Admission will require that students take the Save My Oceans pledge to reduce plastic consumption.

More info about the tour, including info about each college campus stop, here.

The Surfrider Foundation will have an outreach table, managed by local Surfrider volunteers, at each stop on the tour. The Washington, DC stop at George Washington University and the Bay Area stop at UC Berkeley will be overseen by the Surfrider Music Outreach Program.

At the UC Berkeley event we will have Chapter representatives present at the OCEANS film premiere event, and the concert. (Artists to perform at the concerts TBA.) Please come by the Surfrider San Francisco Chapter table at these 2 events to say hello!

* University of Florida (Gainesville) 3/23 – 3/27

* University of Southern California 4/13 – 4/16

* UC Berkeley 4/20 – 4/23 - more info here.

* Arizona State University (Tempe) 4/20 – 4/24

* San Diego State University 4/20 – 4/23

* University of Hawaii (Manoa) 4/20 – 4/23

* George Washington University 4/20 – 4/24 - more info here.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Surfrider at the DC Environmental Film Festival

Surfrider will be representing at the DC Environmental Film Festival at the end of March. Come check out the film Bag It Sunday March 28th, 2:45 at the Carnegie Institution for Science (Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW). “This film chronicles the global production, use and disposal of plastic bags and other plastics, documenting the environmental consequences of these products, including the effects of plastics on a wide range of species, lands, waterways and oceans. The film also identifies smart alternatives and solutions” Surfrider volunteers will be on hand to talk plastic bags, particularly about the recent bag fee that was implemented in DC and has already reduced usage by 60%!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Globalistic - Yoshi's San Francisco - 3/3/2010

by Keely Gerhold, Surfrider San Francisco Music Outreach Program volunteer

Surfrider helped kick off the Globalistic series at Yoshi’s Restraurant in San Francisco March 3rd with a little help from the band Mucho Axe.

photo: Mucho Axe

Mucho Axe was full of South American flavor and brought great live music to Yoshi’s Restaurant. Globalistic is a live music series at Yoshi’s every Wednesday that brings global music to San Francisco by featuring local bands with a knack for worldly music. Before the band takes the stage, a Bay Area DJ spins a few tracks to get the crowd into a dancing and festive mood. This week is was DJ Beto.

photo: Neel and I at the Surfrider table.

The Music Outreach Program was represented at the entrance of the venue and got a shout out from our accommodating host, Robin Applewood, so the crowd knew what we were all about. Neel Singh and I represented Surfrider and had a few interested folks stop by to chat and get a reusable Surfrider tote bag. Thanks to Yoshi’s for allowing us to be the first non profit to rock it at Globalistic, the band Mucho Axe, our tabling friend Lindsey, the Yoshi’s staff and Robin!

photo: Lindsey and Neel.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rogue Wave at the 9:30 Club

The Music Outreach Program represented Surfrider at the 9:30 Club last Friday. Thanks to Ed Stack at 9:30 and Justin Little at Zeitgeist Management for allowing us to be at the show! Beth Gunter and Matt Gove talked up the crowd about plastic bags and other garbage that ends up in our waterways and ultimately the ocean. Rogue Wave sounded great and a full crowd was on hand!