Welcome

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.Winston Churchill

Welcome to your volunteer portal, here you will find links to our current campaigns, action items, a calendar with events and links to sign up for volunteer opportunities.  Our organization depends on your enthusiasm and willingness to help.  We couldn’t be more grateful to have you.


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Find Volunteer Opportunities!

Here you can find links to our current events.  Under each link you can find all of the event details as well as links to sign up for volunteer opportunities.  We are always looking for people to help and this is a great place to find all of the action.

Nov 2018

Surfrider Oahu Monthly Meetings – 11/07/2018 from  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
2018 John Kelly Awards – 11/10/2018 from  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dec 2018

Surfrider Oahu Monthly Meetings – 12/05/2018 from  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 

 


Action Items

IMPORTANT BILLS TO FOLLOW

SUBMIT TESTIMONY TO HAVE BILLS HEARD BY 3PM TOMORROW 3/29

Cesspools SB2567

Oxybenzone SB2571

Foam Ban SB2498

You can call to support these bills and request that they get heard: 
Chair Luke’s office: 808-586-6200 
 
“Hi my name is ________ and I’m calling in support of SB ________ and would like to request that it get heard by the finance committee as soon as possible. This bill has had strong support from the community and deserves to be heard by its last committee. Thank you!”
Here are the emails of the Chair, Vice Chair and a sample start to the email:
 
To: repluke@Capitol.hawaii.govrepcullen@Capitol.hawaii.gov 
bcc: rbergstrom@surfrider.org
 
Aloha Chair Luke & Vice Chair Cullen,
 
As a citizen of Hawaii who cares deeply about our marine and coastal environments, I am very happy to see that SB________ (bill number) has made its way to your committee as its hopeful final stop before the governor signs this into law. I am kindly urging you to add this to a FIN hearing agenda as soon as possible so we can continue to show up and share the importance of this in our communities. My hope is that the overwhelming public support from constituents, restaurants, businesses in the tourism industry, and many others is heard and we can move to make our State a leader in sustainability on issues of ocean protection. 
 
I am concerned about foam pollution/cesspools/Oxybenzone pollution because______________________. (your personal experience)..

Visit our Civics is Sexy page for more information and to learn to get involved in the legislative process.

Get signed up to submit your testimony and follow bills.


Current Campaigns

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Beach Clean Ups — email beachcleanups@oahu.surfrider.org for more info

Ocean Friendly Gardens

Blue Water Task Force and Water Quality

Civics is Sexy 

UH and Youth Clubs — more information coming soon!


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