Rise Above Plastics
Rise Above Plastics aims to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.
The Surfrider Foundation Australia’s ‘Ocean Friendly’ Program, is an Australian adaption
of the Surfrider Foundation US ‘Ocean Friendly Restaurants’ program which aims to
reduce single-use plastic at it’s source, in favour of reusable items and non-plastic
alternatives, as well as ensuring food and other consumables are ethically sourced. The
program further aims to reduce the environmental impact of participating venues by
encouraging efficient water and energy usage.
Rubbish 4 Coffee
The aim of this initiative is to support Ocean Friendly cafes up and down our coastlines Australia wide to engage with their communities to clean up their beaches through the simple act of sharing of coffee! With 8 million tonnes of litter making its way into the ocean annually, we’re on a mission to divert plastic debris from polluting our oceans. Click here to register your cafe or find a list of participating cafes in your state..
The Endangered Waves program aims to highlight the many threats endangering a number of Australia’s most unique and fragile surfing and coastal environments. Unlike endangered wildlife there are no surfbreak protection laws in Australia.
Campaigns by State
The core activities and campaigns that the Surfrider Foundation uses to protect our oceans, waves and beaches fall into the categories of Clean Water, Beach Access, Beach Preservation and Protecting Special Places.