Erik Abel, an artist known for his surf inspired work seen on the posters for the 2011 Reef Hawaiian Pro and the Malibu Classic SurfAid Cup, has created a line of iPhone cases in which 15% of the proceeds will be donated to Heal the Bay or SurfAid International. Both of these proactive non-profit organizations aims to protect our oceans and help the lives of coastal communities.
Heal the Bay is based out of Santa Monica and has been helping improve our coastal environment since 1985, fighting to make Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean.You can be a part of supporting Heal the Bay‘s mission to preserve our oceans by volunteering, becoming a member, educating yourself and donating to their efforts by purchasing one of Abel’s sweet iPhone cases. Even better, the accessories are made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and are produced locally.
“As a California native and surfer, keeping our ocean and beaches clean is very important to me. The ocean is my sanctuary and I want to do my part to help it stay clean and healthy. Heal the Bay is a great organization that makes a difference. I’m stoked to work with them and contribute to their cause, especially with Trü Protection. Their cases are all sustainably made here in California. They have a great mission and are supporting dozens of nonprofits with their products. I like working with companies who find value in helping protect the environment,” stated Erik Abel.
The Trü Protection cases are made with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and are produced locally in California. All of their products have passed environmental standards. Erik Abel is apart of Trü Protection’s ‘Artist Series’ which draws inspiration from both technology and fashion trends.
Erik Abel has been using his unique style of art to help out numerous non-profit environmental organizations such as Surfrider Foundation, SurfAid, Save the Waves and Heal the Bay. Purchase one of these cases and you will not only be protecting your phone, but helping out the environment as well!
The three styles that were released can be purchased for $39.95 and are available for iPhone 4 and 4S (with 5 coming soon) along with the case that Erik Abel designed to benefit SurfAid International. SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing. They have made a huge impact on families in the Mentaweis Islands to prevent malaria by providing mosquitos nets and clean water to areas at high risk of infection. They are supported by World Champion surfers like Tom Curren and Lisa Anderson.
Visit Heal the Bay’s website to learn other ways you can help save our surf.