Fight Leaked Oil: 5 Ways to Help

posted by / News / June 14, 2010


An exhortation from the concerned soldiers at the Surfrider Foundation

  1. Join more than 10,000 others and make your voice heard. Tell President Obama and Congress to restore the full moratorium on new offshore drilling in federal waters.

  2. Join thousands across America on June 26th as we come together to take a stand. On June 26 we are coordinating a nationwide event to oppose new offshore drilling. It’s called Hand Across the Sand. It will take place in all coastal states in the United States.

  3. Stay up to speed on spill details on our blog: Stay tuned on the latest news, ways to participate in our Not The Answer campaign, and join the conversation about the disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Tweet! Related, a few relevant Twitter feeds to add to your mix are: @surfrider @envirosurf @bpglobalpr @skytruth @jimmoriarty???@chadenelsen Tweet about oil spill using #oilspill

  4. Volunteer in Florida and Gulf. If you live in the Gulf or Florida regions you can document what you see and find with our Spill Tracker here:http://oilspill.skytruth.orgIf you’re in this area and have never connected with a local chapter, now is a great time to do it. Find the local dozen chapters in the Gulf and in Florida:

  5. Support alternatives. Engage. The United States has 3% of the world’s oil and uses 20% of the world’s oil. We cannot drill our way to national security. We need to find alternatives. 70% of oil is used for transportation. For one thing, we need use less fuel. If you drive a vehicle getting low MPG, think about that choice and what it means. If you can use make a phone call, Skype or video conferencing instead of flying, understand these choices save massive amounts of fuel. If you hear about local, state and national governments looking to invest in alternative energy solutions… pay attention.


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    Give it up to SuRfing!!! you had your chance to lead the charge on this and you didnt post NOTHING in the begining.

    There is a new saying going around:: I WAS ANTIOBAMA BEFORE IT WAS COOL.

    Dont try to be anti bp now cuz everyone else is doing it.

  • mik

    note to “huhhh”: So, all of the hidden racists are now blaming Obama? as if 50 years of drilling with NO Coast Guard protocol or equipment prepared for an emergency of this kind, is his fault??? look, i may be pissed off that he wanted to allow oil exploration, but he had little choice given all of the idiots who drive mac truck sized cars, suv’s, and trucks in the USA. by the way, are you saying you have been anti BP before this mess??? ur a moron. shut up until you have something intelligent to say. something like: drive a high milage car or go electric, support Solar energy, stop all deep-water drilling, give room to bicyclists, and so on. you know, all of the stuff Americans laugh at… And then they elect guys like GW Bush to invade other countries for oil. basically, this tragedy looks an awful lot like red-state Karma biting the south in the ass.

  • taino

    hey mik it true atleast obama followed through and got the troops out of iraq….and then put them in afghanistan…some fucking president.

  • mik

    hey taino, Actually, Obama said he was going to go after “Al Queda” in Afghanistan before the election. The whole region is very complicated, as is the way the USA government works, with so many people compromised this way and that. Given the pressures he faces, I think he is very intelligent and is at least a zillion times better than Bush. The speech he gave last night was a historic step in the right direction. Hope he meant it. How about you? Doing anything significantly positive?

  • oceanislife

    Im goin to school to be a marine egineer and a marine chemist… i have alway been interested in these two. But now im hoping to make a difference not just in how we build ocean equipment, but what we put in our oceans. Thats goin to be my contribution.

    Mik is right, huhhh. And to be honest, you make the whole thing sound like a fad just by your statement. Its never about who was there first. But i agree that some people should not jump up for attention.
    Mik thanks for keepin it real and level, setting squares like them strait, and asking whos done the significantly positive. Because it seems like today in our era, all people have to contribute are words instead of actions.

  • matt walker

    once more, we’ve been on this issue before most US surfers even knew it was an issue:

    and, once more, in the time it takes to write a silly smart-ass crack here, you could email/or phone a more poignant message to your elected officials and maybe make a difference:

    start by calling the white house hotline and saying: “I’m calling to ask that you restore the federal moratorium on all new offshore oil and gas development and exploration”

    White House Hotline: 202-456-1111

    it’s that simple

  • Ellen Shannon

    Two years ago my surfer husband became blind. He coped with the situation by making it back to the beach and his board. It kept him sane to get back to what he loves. My heart breaks for him. We would love to move to clean surf but I’m wondering if we could sell our house with property value plummetting.. Sad that our boys are going to miss out on surfing.

  • Phillip Mackay

    Drive Smart Cars! No more Offshore Drilling!