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The advertising campaign that our Surfrider Foundation chapter received from the American Advertising Federation-Corpus Christi chapter has been launched in a big way! Here are some examples of the fantastic ads that the AAF-CC created.

We now have 2 digital billboards up, an excellent PSA being shown on multiple TV networks, a thought provoking ad being played on several radio stations, displays in La Palmera Mall and ads in papers and magazines from Alice to Port Aransas. There will also be signs in some bus stop shelters and even Internet banners.

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the AAF-CC, Enlightened Images and all the media outlets that are helping to get our message out to the public.

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06 2016

June Bag Hero from Padre Island

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Our June Bag Hero is a shining example for all Padre Islanders. When asked why she brings her own bags when shopping, Betty Gustafson answers without hesitation, “Plastic pollution is a massive problem and, at the same time, an intensively personal environmental problem. We touch plastics every day of our lives and with every trip to the grocery store. On the bright side, all of us can do something immediately and measurably to contribute to a solution.” Go Betty!

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06 2016

Sperm Whales Killed by Plastic

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Post-mortem examinations of the thirteen North Sea sperm whales recently stranded on the coast of Germany revealed that their stomachs were full of plastic. #WorldOceansDay #PlasticPollution

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06 2016

The Cup Crusaders

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05 2016

Our May Bag Heroes

May-Bruce & Saskia Short Our Bag Heroes for the month of May are Bruce and Saskia Short. Most people on Padre Island probably know them as Bugs and Sas. When they’re not working, chances are you’ll find them at the beach. Bugs is an avid fisherman, but when he’s not out on the jetties, he and Sas can often be found surfing, riding bikes or just enjoying the beach with friends.
Recently, they’ve been encouraged by talk of a possible bag ban on Padre Island, “Every time we take a reusable bag to the store, one less plastic bag makes it to the landfill, or worse, into the water around us. We’re hoping Padre Island will ban plastic shopping bags since too many of them end up harming our marine life.”

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05 2016

Texas State Aquarium Finds a Better Container for Water

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05 2016

April Bag Heroes – Natural Grocers

April-Natural Grocers1April-Natural Grocers2Our April Bag Heroes are the management and employees at the newly opened Natural Grocers store on S. Staples at Doddridge. One thing that makes this store unique is its bag free checkouts.
Since Earth Day 2009, Natural Grocers has encouraged its customers to bring their own reusable bags, purchase reusable bags at the store, or carry their groceries out in cardboard shipping boxes that are available in the checkout area.
This policy has prevented 36 million single-use plastic checkout bags from going to landfills (AND oceans) each year. How cool is that??

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04 2016

Before and After Photos – Maui’s Landfill

Maui land fill before bag ban These photos were taken BEFORE and 8 months AFTER a plastic checkout bag ban was passed on Maui.

Maui land fill 8 mos. after bag ban

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03 2016

March Bag Heroes

March Bag Heroes-GS Troop 96001 Our Bag Heroes for the month of March are the members of Girl Scout Troop 96001.

One Girl Scout said she likes reusable shopping bags because, “Bringing reusable bags to the store saves the lives of innocent animals, especially sea turtles.” Another added, “They also make life easier because you can pack a lot of stuff into one or two bags.” Sharp cookies!

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03 2016

Ford’s Research on Bioplastics

Are bioplastics part of the solution to plastic pollution?

http://paidpost.nytimes.com/ford/sowing-the-seeds.html?_r=0

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02 2016