Aritz Aranburu to become involved in conservation programs
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 June, 2013 : - - Aritz Aranburu has joined forces with Surfrider Foundation Europe. As an ambassador, Aritz Aranburu will be involved in conservation programs for the ocean and coastlines with the association: he will provide specific support particularly to the Ocean Initiatives and awareness towards the problem of marine litter.
For almost 25 years, Surfrider Foundation Europe has been dedicated to defending, saving, improving and managing in a sustainable manner the ocean, coastline, waves and the people who enjoy them. While a lot of progress has been made, it is thanks to the mobilization of a network of 100,000 supporters in Europe involved with the association.
For Stéphane Latxague, General Director of Surfrider, « this massive citizen mobilization is notably made possible by the involvement of the ambassadors with Surfrider who enhance visibility and awareness of the association’s actions. We are very happy to be working with Aritz, who will contribute to increased awareness towards environmental issues related towards the ocean. »
Aritz Aranburu will particularly support the Ocean Initiatives aimed at informing and mobilizing citizens, industries, and policy-makers on the issue of marine litter.
Every second, 206 kg of waste are dumped in the ocean around the world. The ocean is considered the lungs of the planet and if we don’t do anything they could become suffocated by waste.
It is the current state of emergency the environment is in that has motivated the involvement of Aritz: «During my travels, I am constantly called to mind the progressive degradation of the coastlines and oceans: it is this observation that motivates my involvement with Surfrider Foundation Europe. This commitment includes especially the Ocean Initiatives, because as a surfer, with a passion for the ocean, I am confronted daily with the problem of ocean pollution and marine litter.
Author: Artzai Gomez
Tags: Surfrider Europe, Aritz Aranburu, Biarritz