What does climate change mean to you?

This Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to give a few minutes of your time to tell us what climate change means to you.

In 2018, climate change impacts are no longer abstract and hard to experience, and we only have twelve years left to solve the problem. The world needs a new vision of solutions that can match the rate of environmental change.

Our goal is for every surfer and ocean-lover to be “Climate Positive”. Together, we can change the narrative around climate change by focusing on the positive benefits of solving it.

The first step to going Climate Positive is to tell us what climate change means to you, in our Surfer’s Climate Change Survey.

The survey will take you five minutes to complete, and your answers will help us improve our programs to inspire more people and more businesses to take direct action and be a positive part of the solution.

We are grateful for the global Sustainable Surf community who are already making change in their lives and business to protect ocean health and reduce their carbon footprint. For example, in 2018 there were 65,000 ECOBOARDS made in 25 countries by 200 board builders.

This gives us hope, because it proves that our community is already more engaged and more aware than most. Our challenge is to make 2019 the year in which the surf community becomes a global role model for positive solutions to climate change.

We truly believe that surfing can be a force for good, and that we can be that proverbial “small group of thoughtful committed citizens that can change the world.”

Please take the survey! One lucky person will win a free Deep Blue Bag, designed by Yves Behar and built by MAFIA Bags in San Francisco.

Please also consider donating to Sustainable Surf. The support of our community helps us achieve our mission to protect ocean health from the impacts of climate change and plastic pollution.

In the coming year, look out for more information on going Climate Positive through our programs: Deep Blue Life, The ECOBOARD Project, Waste to Waves, and the new SeaTrees Project.

Thank you for being a member of our community. Together we can provide a critical piece of the solution and change the global narrative on climate change.