Environment

AccuWeather Predicts Snow This Winter

by The Editors on October 3, 2019

Each fall weather predicators from The Old Farmer’s Almanac to The Weather Channel send out their predictions for the coming Northern Hemisphere winter. AccuWeather is no different. And this year they’re going out on a limb predict snow for winter. Yep, not to worry. Winter is coming.

In short they’re calling for near normal in the West. A bit below normal in the Northwest, milder for the midwest and not till January for the Northeast. Oh, and the weather will be mild in Florida this winter, if you didn’t already know that. For more of their vague, overly generalized winter details, please follow the jump.

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SIMA Humanitarian Fund Helps Dorian Victims

by The Editors on September 9, 2019

The surf industry, through the SIMA Humanitarian Fund is raising money to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas through Waves For Water.

“The Bahamas represents an important region to the surf industry, and the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Dorian is unprecedented,” said Dylan Slater, President of the SIMA Humanitarian Fund. “I believe it’s our duty to come together as an industry and human beings to support the critical work being done by Waves For Water in supporting all those in dire need of clean drinking water.” . . . SIMA members, industry brands, surf industry employees and vendors are encouraged to join together to donate under this appeal via a donation page set up by the SIMA Humanitarian Fund here. In order to expedite funds to Waves For Water, the deadline to donate is 5 pm PDT, Friday, September 13, 2019.

For more information on how you can help SIMA, please follow the jump, or click here to make a direct donation.

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Coal Headwear + Protect Our Winters Beanie

by The Editors on December 11, 2018

Coal Headwear is partnering with Protect Our Winters on a new beanie that consumes 76% less energy, 85% less water and 76% less waste than a typical acrylic beanie, just in time for the holiday shred season. A portion of the proceeds will support Protect Our Winter’s advocacy around climate change.

Coal will be one of the first US-based brands to introduce the new Polylana yarn to the outdoor industry. Polylana is made from virgin and recycled polyester and has similar characteristics to acrylic or wool fiber. Using this material saves 5 liters of water per beanie, when compared with acrylic. The production of this fiber also releases 19% less CO2 than traditional polyester materials. The material is ACH Compliant, Formaldehyde free and its vegan!

Want to eat one? They’re $30 each, go on sale December 17, 2018, and are in limited supply. Click the link and buy, buy, buy.

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Gerry Lopez Backs TropicSport Sunscreen

by The Editors on September 5, 2018

Lately, we’ve been on the perpetual hunt for a sunscreen that works, is safe, and doesn’t wreck the environment. We’ve been told the best protection is Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide. Well, turns out Gerry Lopez’s new sponsor TropicSport offers up just that combination.

“I’m honored to be a TropicSport brand ambassador. The company and I are perfectly aligned in our commitment to protecting and preserving our oceans’ reefs and ecosystems. Their sunscreen works very well. I’ve used it surfing, in the water under intense sun for eight hours, one application and no sunburn. TropicSport does the job!” said Lopez.

Guess we’ll have to give it a try. Follow the jump for all the official details, and if you haven’t been to a dermatologist in a while make an appointment TODAY.

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San Onofre’s Biggest Problem

by The Editors on September 4, 2018

The San Onofre Nuclear power plant problem is too serious to joke about, so just take eight minutes and watch this. 

[Link: The Verge]

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Support The Hanalei-Haena Flooding Fund

by The Editors on April 21, 2018

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help those most affected Kauai’s Hanalei-Haena Flood. Over $200,000 has already been raised, but the goal is $1 million. Here’s what organizers Koral McCarthyGabby Reece, and Hannah Skvarla have to say about it.

Your donations will help us move past this devastation, and we will remain transparent about how they are being managed. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work out logistics while also doing our part with impacted friends and neighbors. Thank you so much!

Tomorrow is Earth Day, maybe you can do you part be helping some people in this specific part of the world. For all the details, please click the link

[Link: GoFundMe]

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Jones Goes 100% For POW On Earth Day

by The Editors on April 21, 2018

On Earth Day (April 22, 218) Jones Snowboards will be donating 100 percent of online sales to POW: Protect Our Winters. That means, if you’re going to buy something from Jones Snowboards, tomorrow is the day.

Jones Snowboards is a proud member of 1% For Planet. Every Jones product we make gives back to the playground we strive to protect. In honor of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd we are stepping up that support and donating 100% of online sales to Protect Our Winters. All online customers who make a purchase on Earth Day will also be registered for a free membership to POW.

Jeremy Jones has been making big moves for the environment for years, can you help tomorrow? For all the details, click the link.

[Link: Jones Snowboards]

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Patagonia Responds To Trump

by The Editors on December 4, 2017

In response to President Trump’s historic plundering of America’s protected public lands, Patagonia has this to say:

Americans have overwhelmingly spoken out against the Trump Administration’s unprecedented attempt to shut down our national monuments. The Administration’s unlawful actions betray our shared responsibility to protect iconic places for future generations and represent the largest elimination of protected land in American history. We’ve fought to protect these places since we were founded and now we’ll continue that fight in the courts. – Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia

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The Outdoor Industry’s Letter To Trump

by The Editors on October 25, 2017

The Outdoor Industry Association has sent a letter to our short-fingered vulgarian President Donald Trump asking him to keep his Twitter twiddling hands off protected public land. They asked a little nicer:

As leaders of more than 350 American companies, we ask you to embrace the conservation ethic of your predecessors and keep current protections in place for our public lands and waters, ensuring these places live on for the benefit of every American today and for generations to come.

That’s a pretty big ask, and it won’t do a thing to change our current situation, but it’s a nice try. 

[Link: Outdoor Industry Association]

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Surf Industry Raises Funds For Puerto Rico

by The Editors on October 3, 2017

Led by the SIMA Humanitarian Fund, the surf industry is coming together to help the victims of both Hurricane Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. All funds will be routed to Waves For Water, who is on the ground in Puerto Rico working to secure access to clean drinking water in the most impacted and neglected areas of the U.S. Territory.

“Surf culture and the surf industry have a long history with Puerto Rico, starting with the fourth World Surfing Championships held there in 1968,” said Dylan Slater, President of the SIMA Humanitarian Fund. “The people, the surfing community and the surfing industry has been significantly impacted by these storms, and we feel an obligation to do what we can to help them get back on their feet.”

If you’d like to help, click here. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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