This October, Surfrider Foundation and Teva are announcing the return of “Rise Above Plastics Month”. Plastic comprises up to 90 percent of floating marine debris. The goal of the month is to educate people on the threats single-use plastics pose to our marine environments, and challenge them to reduce their plastic footprint by making simple changes in their daily lives.
Laura Lee, Surfrider Foundation‘s Director of Marketing and Communications explained, “Together, we can help protect what we love: our oceans, waves and beaches”.
As part of Rise Above Plastics Month, the Surfrider Foundation and Teva will host the 3rd Annual One Foot At A Time plastic cleanup and art contest. This unique contest challenges participants to collect one square foot of trash from their beach or community, and then use that material to create a unique mosaic sculpture using one of the six downloadable templates on the Rise Above Plastics Month website. The top picks will win a host of cool gear from Teva, Firewire Surfboards and the Surfrider Foundation.
From October 1st through the 15th, those who join or renew their Surfrider Foundation membership or make a donation for $35 will receive two Halloween-themed reusable ChicoBags. These are the compact reusable bags that started it all for ChicoBag.
For more information on the Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics Month visit www.RAPmonth.org.