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Weekly Round Up - OFR Webinar, Offshore Oil, Surf Culture

Protect & Enjoy Podcast Episode 86: A victory in the war against plastic pollution, discovering 'climate normal'

  • Hands Across the Sand
  • Poseidon wins key permit (boo!)
  • L.A. City takes a step to reduce plastic pollution (yay!)
  • Adopt A Channel
  • Ocean Friendly Restaurant webinar – get involved!
  • What is "climate normal"?
  • Beachapedia
  • Get involved!

Surfrider to Host Webinar on Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Do you love when your favorite restaurant gives you plenty of plastic to go with your meal? We didn't think so! Join us to learn how to help restaurants educe plastic waste and promote ocean sustainability on May 18 at 6pm.

The Ocean Friendly Restaurant meeting, accessible to the public, will be held on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. A link to the meeting can be found here.

LA surf culture

In case you missed this – such an important read and great story. - They met in the DMs. Now they’ve sparked a movement to end racism in L.A. surf culture

Offshore Oil Drilling Ban Update

Surfrider Foundation and Outdoor Alliance organized a recreation industry roundtable with the Department of Interior to discuss the impacts of oil and gas leasing. Earlier this year, the Biden administration announced a “temporary pause” on new oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters. The federal action was part of a larger strategy outlined in Executive Order 14008 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change. Now the Department of Interior, including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is conducting a comprehensive review of the federal oil and gas leasing program as it determines next steps for U.S. energy development. Click here for all the latest on how to help stop new offshore oil drilling!