Contiki CARES about marine plastic debris

The group of bloggers, surfers, designers, musicians, photojournalists, filmmakers, photographers and social media experts joined Contiki’s sustainability partner Surfrider Foundation Australia on a VIP conservation trip, to highlight the massive environmental and health problems associated with marine plastic debris and shine a light on the tiny little issue of plastic micro-beads.

Microbeads: a tiny problem?

Surfrider petitioners ask that the Senate Support legislation via a private members bill introduced by the Greens, to ban the use of micro-beads in personal care and laundry products. We call on ALL members parliament to endorse this bill so Australia can remove this significant source of plastic debris from our waterways...

Activist Spotlight

ACTIVIST SPOTLIGHT! I am with Surfrider because I love my local beach and I feel it's my duty to protect & look after it. Craig Macintyre Sunshine Coast Branch, Queensland, Volunteer Since: 2008 ...

 

Surfrider Foundation Gold Coast Tweed Branch Leads the Way on Surf Management Plan

In December 2012, the Gold Coast Tweed Branch of Surfrider Foundation brought together key Gold Coast surfing stakeholders to discuss the need to include a Surf Management Plan as part of the City of Gold Coast's Ocean Beaches Strategy 2013-2030. The meeting was called in response to a number of issues affecting the surf culture and surf amenity...

 

New Perth Branch President

Congratulations and welcome to our new Perth Branch President, Curtis Spencer. Curtis, 21, is based out of the University of Western Australia, completing his undergraduate degree in Marine Biology. Curtis is passionate about making positive change for our oceans - recently completing a shark-research internship in South Africa...

Fear, truth and love - our relationship to the Coast | Daniel Ware | TEDxGriffithUniversity

When we talk of Australia's coastal environments there are two facts that seem to exist in contradiction of each other; the first is that Australians love the coast, the second is that Australia's coastal environment is in serious decline and the future is looking increasingly bleak...

Contiki presents Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean-up Tour

Surfrider Foundation Northern Beaches Branch and youth travel leader, Contiki, have teamed up to bring a beach clean-up tour to Sydney’s Northern Beaches from Palm Beach to Manly. The tour aims to raise awareness of the dangers of single use plastics on our marine environments as part of it’s national Rise Above Plastics campaign...

Commonwealth Marine Reserves Review 2015

Surfrider Foundation Australia is a nation-wide environmental organisation dedicated to the enjoyment and protection of oceans, waves and beaches. We believe marine parks are an important mechanism in managing ocean ecology and protecting biodiversity from the beaches to the seas. We have active, local branches across each bioregion in the reserve network...