Love Your Mother

posted by / News / February 11, 2008

Nobody likes being love-less on Valentine’s Day. No phone calls. No flowers. Not even an ‘f’-in card. But there is one hot mama who’s always been there for you: Mother Nature. And what better way to return the favor than with a giant display of passion. Below are some of Surfrider’s latest Feature Alerts — all of them begging for a little action. Pick your favorite and show some love. Better yet, do all six. You’ll feel like the biggest pro-environment pimp on the planet. After all, she needs you baby. She really, really needs you.

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, FLORIDA WIND FARM

Is there anything sexier than a wind farm? They’re almost like big terrestrial tassels, revving green motors across the country with every suggestive gyration, promising-earth friendly energy with none of coal’s dirty mercury or greenhouse emissions. But they can also be a big tease. Hutchinson Island’s proposed wind farm would be Florida’s first commercial-grade wind power generation facility, but there are several key concerns involving the access, erosion and a fragile eco-system. Don’t get worked up for nothing; Click here to get a grip on this two-sided issue.

LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA FERTILIZER ORDINANCE

Love’s not the only thing that blooms eternal. So does algae, serving up a stinky bouquet of red tide and other problems. After years of nutrient-related algal blooms in waterways, Lee county is working on an ordinance that would bar fertilizing for a certain amount of time and add buffer zones around bodies of water. Tell the public and Commissioners you want to see the stronger ordinances in place. Click here to show there’s such thing being as too fertile.

NY BIGGER BETTER BOTTLE BILL

Ladies know: size matters. Especially when it comes to large plastic items and recycling programs. New York’s Returnable Container Act, also known as the “Bottle Bill”, has prompted {{{90}}} billion bottles to be returned and recycled since 1982. Unfortunately, the law doesn’t apply to bottled waters, teas, juices, sports drinks, and coffee drinks which have exploded in popularity in recent years. The Bigger Better Bottle Bill will add the returnable deposit to virtually all other beverages and send the unclaimed money to a state environmental fund. Exploded? Deposit? Are we the only ones getting worked up here? Click here to say ‘bigger is better.’

OPPOSE NUCLEAR WASTE ON JAPAN’S COAST

A rosy afterglow is a good thing — a green radioactive one is not. This February, Japan’s Rokkasho Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Plant is scheduled to become fully operational, discharging the average plants annual radiation every single day. Even worse, they plan to release it into the atmosphere and into the ocean, threatening the safety of the food supply and the lives of future generations. Click here to say ‘make love, not three-headed babies’.

KILL THE NEXT OIL SPILL IN CALIFORNIA

Accidents happen. Help stop those awkward, unwanted emissions by demanding California strengthen its oil spill pollution prevention policies, and avoid mistakes like the Cosco Busan spill that continues to pollute beaches, harm wildlife and the marine economy around San Francisco Bay. Click here to put a legislative prophylactic on petrol.


Lower Trestles

TELL THE COASTAL COMMISSION TO SAVE TRESTLES

When it comes to waves, Trestles is So Cal’s super-hottie – the one every surfer wants — turning the lineup into a near daily swordfight of worked-up meatheads fighting for their piece of the action. With the TSA threatening to scar her precious beauty with a slice of toll road, the surfing community finally turned all the pent-op energy into something positive, rallying in her defense and recently posting a big win with the California Coastal Commission. But it ain’t over yet. Click here make sure perfect Trestles become the stuff of pure fantasy.

The preceding are just a handful of Surfrider’s sexier active campaigns. Stay informed. Click here to become a subscriber to Surfrider Foundation’s Action Network and eNews newsletter

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