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June 3, 2016

Ocean Friendly Restaurant launch on World Ocean Day – June 8th.

Support Ocean Friendly Restaurants by taking advantage of this one-day offer! Make sure to check out the website to learn more about the OFR program and how Surfrider and partners are joining forces to highlight restaurants who are demonstrating a positive social ethic by choosing to move away from single-use plastic items in favor of reusable or compostable alternatives. This is a powerful message that gives us a consumer choice to use our $ in places that are doing the right thing to help protect our oceans and marine ecosystems.

On World Oceans Day: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Customers who dine at participating restaurant, post the hashtag #OceanFriendlyHI & tag the restaurant on Facebook or Instagram will receive discounts and/or special offers.

Partners to date:

Kona Brewing Company: 15% off all food items

The Counter: 15% off

Wahoo’s : 15% off

The Nook: 

  • Free Iced Tea (with one of our metal straws)
  • 15% the entire bill for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
  • All names will be entered in to a raffle give away for Nook gift bag

Peace Cafe: Free Mochi Cake

Beet Box Cafe: 10% off

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Surfrider Oahu Feb Meeting
February 2, 2016

Surfrider Oahu February Meeting

Hey Surfriders, we are happy to announce that we have secured a new meeting location for 2016! Still centrally located off Ward Ave & the corner of Ala Moana Blvd we will be hosting our Public Meetings at our wonderful partner’s, RevoluSun, new showroom and innovation center:

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 6:30PM-8:30PM

RevoluSun Smart Home Innovation Center
210 Ward Ave, Ste 140,  Honolulu, HI 96814
(Map on our Website Calendar)

This is a great meeting to see how you can get involved with what our chapter has in store for 2016. Take a peak at our agenda:

6:00-6:30: Check In and Pot Luck
6:30-6:45: Introductions
6:45-7:00: Introduce New EC members and Calendar of Events
7-7:15: Water Quality Grant Discussion
7:15-7:30: Ocean Friendly Gardens Grant Discussion
7:30-7:45: Civics Is Sexy Recap and Bills at Legislature
7:45-8:00: Kahuku Beach Clean Up, Saturday Feb. 6
8-8:15: Upcoming Events, Permablitz, Movie Night
8-8:15: Break Into Groups for Legislature, Clean Ups, Water Quality, and OFG.
8:15-8:30: Open Discussion and Social Media Minute.

Please bring a potluck dish to share with the attendees!

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January 8, 2016

Civics IS Sexy

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In a TED talk by Eric Liu entitled: “Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power” – Liu asserts, “We need to make civics sexy again. As sexy as it was during the American Revolution or the Civil Rights Movement.” At Surfrider Oahu we agree that you getting involved in making decsions for our State is of the utmost importance for creating a world that we want to call home into the future.

Civics IS Sexy is a free to the public particpatory workshop promoting effective community engagement in the Hawai‘i State Legislature. The process of creating, following, and testifying on important issues in our society can be overwhelming, but the Surfrider Foundation’s Oahu Chapter, Hawai‘i Center For Food Safety, and Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation want to help you navigate these unfamiliar waters. Join us for a Saturday at the Capitol and we will walk you through the process with details on how to use the State’s legislative website, gather information through the public access room, and give in-person testimony in front of a panel of legislatures. You’ll also be able to connect with a wide variety of communities and organizations doing extraordinary work to make Hawai‘i a better place.

Join us for a day of inspiring guest speakers, interactive discussions, hands on training, and a free lunch for all participants.

RSVP HERE

Bring a laptop, tablet, or internet ready device to follow along!

The doors open for sign-in and networking at 9:30AM, with the event officially beginning at 10AM

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Hawaii State Capitol – 415 South Beretania Street. Room 325. Honolulu, HI 96813
September 11, 2014

2014 International Coastal Cleanup Day

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August 4, 2014

Ocean Friendly Gardens by KI Concepts

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July 8, 2014

Check out our Ocean Friendly Gardens Program & partnership with Permablitz!

Aloha Surfriders, we are excited to announce that our Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) program is joining forces with Permablitz. This amazing partnership will address pertinent issues of stormwater runoff, urban sustainability, and local food security. We are looking to sponsor a dedicated surfrider veteran for the upcoming Permaculture workshop from late July through early August (see attached flyer). We need leadership in this campaign and that could be you!


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!”

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June 5, 2014

Support Bill 40 & Please submit testimony

Pass Bill 40, which bans disposable polystyrene foam food containers and requires vendors to use compostable material, SIGN THE PETITION

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February 1, 2014

Get involved with Surfrider Oahu! Join us on Wednesday, June 4th at Paki Hale, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Get involved with Surfrider Oahu! Join us this Wednesday, June 4th at Paki Hale, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  The Paki Hale is located at  3840 Paki Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815.  We will be reviewing our upcoming events, beach cleanups, and upcoming legislative efforts.

This month, our special guest is Dolan Eversole, he is NOAA’s Sea Grant Coastal Storms Program Coordinator.  He will be sharing with us the state of coastal zone management, current issues at Rocky Point, Waikiki coastal management,  and insight on last session’s HB3036, which addresses funding for costal zone research and management.  He works with UH Sea Grant and is one the two most knowledgeable people in our area on coastal erosion, setbacks and policy. He is also a long time Surfrider member and has contributed to our chapter throughout the years.

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Click here to read Dolan’s biography and additional information.

We will be going over all of our upcoming events and look to see you there.  Mark your calendars for JUNE 21st, International Surfing Day Beach Cleanup.

Email your City Council Member a voice your support for Bill 40, a Bill to ban food vendors from the use of any polystyrene foam containers (aka Styrofoam). The Bill requires that all disposable food service containers must be made of compostable material that will break down into usable compost in a safe and timely manner without leaving any toxic residue.  Click here to email your City Council Member.

All are welcome! Also, please carpool as parking is limited.

If you are interested in becoming a member in 2013 or want to renew your membership, just visit our website at oahu.surfrider.org to find out about how you can get involved.
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The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 63 chapters across the country and around the world. The Oahu Chapter has been working on issues of beach access, water quality, coastal preservation and plastic marine debris. For more information, go towww.surfrider.org/oahu.

January 20, 2014

Support for HB 325, Hawai’i State Smoking Ban, needed now!

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January 2, 2014

Surfrider Foundation, Oahu Chapter Would Like to Wish You A Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to our Surfrider ohana – all our members, volunteers and partners. We are so grateful for all that you do to support Surfrider and we want to send a big Mahalo to all those that contributed to our many causes this year. We had some incredible successes and many memorable events. Some of our big accomplishments in 2013 include:

– After the Big Island banned smoking on its beaches and parks last year, the Oahu Chapter helped pass a bill to create Smoke-Free Beaches & Parks on Oahu, and now the Maui Chapter hopes to do the same.

– The Surfrider Quad Club at the University of Hawaii helped pass a ban on EPS foam food service products on its campus, and Oahu and the other chapters will be seeking to reduce the use of toxic EPS Foam products at the state and county levels.

– Statewide, the Hawaii Chapters helped repeal the bill creating the Public Lands Development Corporation (PLDC), a shadowy government agency that would have allowed private corporations to develop public land.

– Another fantastic John Kelly Awards fundraiser party! Check out our Facebook page to see pictures from the event!

Some of our ongoing campaigns include the fight for beach access at Laniakea, the ongoing cases that scrutinize the building of massive new hotels which violate Waikiki’s zoning laws for height, density and shoreline setback and support for the campaign to protect Kakaako from being overdeveloped without adequate infrastructure.

We are looking forward to another great year in 2014! We have many ongoing campaigns and many new ones to look forward to. We also wanted to recognize the hard work of this year’s Executive Committee as well as welcome the new members of the 2014 Executive Committee:

2013 Executive Committee Members
Chair – Steve Mazur
Vice Chair – Annie Lovell and Gene Bennett
Treasurer – Ruey Hwu
Secretary – Ken Sentner
Volunteer Coordinator – Aydee Zielke
Beach Clean Coordinator – James McCay
Education Coordinator / RAP Campaign Lead – Leilei Shih
Member at Large – Eric Zielke
Member at Large – Roxanne Rivero

NEW 2014 Executive Committee Members
Chair – Marvin Heskett
Vice Chair – Gene Bennett
Treasurer – Ruey Hwu
Secretary – Ken Sentner
Volunteer Coordinator – Matt Moore
Beach Clean Up Coordinator – James McCay
Member at Large – Marina Rottmueller

We will resume our beach clean ups in January…more information will be sent out in the beginning of January. We will also continue our general meetings every first Wednesday of the month and our first meeting in the new year will be Wednesday, February 5th.

Please read our emails or check out our website or Facebook page to keep up to date with our events and campaigns!

Again, thank you for your support and have a happy new year! See you in 2014!

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