Dear Surfriders, we are pleased to announce our new location for Surfrider Oahu Chapter’s Monthly General Meeting. Join us at ProtoHUB this Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We are very excited about ProtoHUB since it is a place designed to bring Honolulu’s brightest and forward thinking minds together. We are honored to take part!
ProtoHUB 458 Keawe St, Honolulu, HI, 2nd floor
Our meeting will be potluck style, please bring your favorite dish!
This month we will call for John Kelly Environmental Achievement awards nominations. We will be nominating a Local Business, a Professional Surfer and Lifetime Achievement. Bring your nominees to the table!
We will also be discussing our Ocean Friendly Gardens and Rise Above Plastics campaigns.
See you on Wednesday!
ProtoHUB 458 Keawe St, Honolulu, HI, 2nd floor
We are excited to announce two great opportunities for you to help us achieve our mission of protecting the North Shore while also giving yourself the chance to win two free tickets to Jack Johnson’s upcoming concerts at the Waikiki Shell on August 1st and 2nd.
Pūpūkea Paumalū Community Stewardship:
Please join us on July 26th from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the Sunset Beach Community Park (adjacent to Sunset Elem.) for a family-friendly community work day at the Pūpūkea Paumalū State Park Reserve. Stewardship activities will include removing invasive species and rubbish, and planting over 300 native plants in some badly eroded areas. Additionally, NSCLT will provide the necessary supplies for kids to decorate new picnic tables that will subsequently be placed somewhere nice in the Park Reserve. Please bring any tools that you think would be helpful for the activities we have planned (gloves, handsaws, pickaxes, shovels, weedwackers, etc.). We will provide light refreshments and snacks and a lucky volunteer will be randomly selected to win two tickets to Jack Johnson’s upcoming concert. If you would like to participate in this community workday please RSVP to email@example.com.
Can’t make the Workday, but still want to support us and see Jack play?
Not to worry, you can still do so by participating in our upcoming Pledge Drive!
NSCLT is proud to share that we are teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2014 From Here To Now To You Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once comes to life online at www.AllAtOnce.org and at the Jack Johnson concerts where you can get educated, get inspired, and connect face-to-face with us and other local and national non-profits. All At Once promotes sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives and encourages action through the Capture Your Commitment campaign.
Pledge Drive Details: Jack Johnson’s charity is matching donations contributed to us up to a total of $2500. Make a contribution right now and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation! You can also win two tickets to see Jack play by participating in NSCLT’s pledge drive from now through July 25th 2014. The person who is able to secure the highest amount of pledged funds will receive two free tickets to the August 1st show and the person who is able to gather the highest number of pledges, regardless of the total dollar amount, will receive two free tickets to the August 2nd show.
Your Support Matters! Your pledges of support will help North Shore Community Land Trust’s exciting initiatives including the Second Annual North Shore Food Summit (September 11th and 12th 2014), Mālama Kawela-Kahuku Conservation Partnership, Pūpūkea Paumalu Community Stewardship, and
Land Conservation Throughout the North Shore Region.
For Pledge Drive Details or any questions please contact Tim Tybuszewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter, RevoluSun, and Hawaii Ecotourism Association this Saturday for a Sandy Beach Cleanup. Sign-ins beginning at 9:45 with awesome tshirts (see profile picture for design) going out to the first 100 volunteers. Spread the word, bring a group, and help us educate and reduce plastic use in Hawai`i!
Additionally, with our partnership, Permablitz is offering hundreds of dollars off the design course costs for Surfrider members… contact us for details and questions (again, see the flyer). Have a great day!”
A Tale of Two Futures:
The Choice Is Ours
As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we hope you will support our Two Futures campaign to move our state toward more energy independence. Hawaii is at a crossroads, and we have a choice to determine what kind of energy future we want.
Do we stick with the status quo and our continued Dependence on Oil? This will lead to more climate change, sea level rise and ocean acidification. Or do we pursue Energy Independence and clean renewable sources like solar, wind and biofuels? This path will lead to less climate change, a more stable economy and a healthier environment.
Hawaii is particularly vulnerable because the state is the most dependent on fossil fuels and has the highest utility rates in the country (more than three times the national average). The state consumes 5 million gallons of oil everyday, while spending $5-7 billion a year on imported fossil fuels.
On April 28th, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a strong condemnation of HECO’s failure to plan a better transition to clean energy. Saying the existing plan was “not in the public interest,” the PUC set a deadline of Aug. 26th for HECO to redesign a realistic strategy to decrease the use of dirty, expensive fossil fuels and allow for more clean, renewable energy.
To kick off the countdown, the Surfrider Foundation and a coalition of groups has joined the PUC in demanding HECO to come up with a better energy plan. We also came up with a provocative poster and campaign called “A Tale of Two Futures: The Choice Is Ours.”
The graphic images show the stark contrasts between our existing “Dependence on Oil” (featuring world champion bodysurfer Mark Cunningham) and our potential for “Energy Dependence” (featuring world longboard champion Kelia Moniz).
What kind of future do you want to leave for your kids and what will you do to change our current course? The choice really is ours if we demand it. As Gandhi once said, “When the people lead, the leaders will follow.”
Learn more and sign the petition at: www.hawaiitwofutures.com