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Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 October, 2012 : - - The Greener Surfer bloggers Matt, Gina and Tony continue their month long quest in October to become more environmentally conscious, to uncover and share best green practices and to inspire others to do likewise.
What is The Greener Surfer? Thegreenersurfer.com is an experiment in inspiring surfers and other ocean lovers and users to take responsibility for their own actions and to change their lifestyles for the better of our environmental resources.
Objectives. There is only one objective and that is to challenge our beliefs about how we choose to live as surfers and how by making small incremental changes to our lifestyles we can minimise and ultimately neutralise the negative impact that we as humans have on the health of our planet.
Mission. To share best practice, to positively inspire each other to make sensible and healthy changes to our lifestyles, to make informed decisions and choices and above all to motivate each other to change for the better.
How? A blog based website where we get to follow the journey of 3 normal but different surfers who embark on a month long quest to become more aware of and sensitive of the impact our lifestyles have on our environment. The bloggers will attempt to increase their consciousness while decreasing their negative impact on the environment over the course of 30 days. They will share their learning with the rest of us. The public is invited to get involved either in the comments section of the individual blogs or as a blog post in the public blog section.
When? It is happening right now!
Tone. Thegreenersurfer is a positive orientation, which recognises that change is not a light-switch solution, but rather a process of education, awareness and application of knowledge. Though we worry about the incumbent greed in humanity we have faith in its intelligence and resourcefulness to solve the problems we have created for our environment and ourselves. We recognise that small steps are better than no steps and that as long as we’re trying we have a chance. We are not militant, aggressive or patronising. We seek to create change by taking the stoke and love of the ocean and using that to positively inspire those around us to take stock and start protecting what they value and love by expanding their awareness and adjusting their lifestyles.
Source: The Greener Surfer
Author: John McCarthy
Tags: Blogs, Environment, The Greener Surfer
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