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Friends of Drains to Ocean

Foundations and people we look up to, and or strive to be like, can be found below.

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Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation USA is a U.S. 501 grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves, and beaches.
www.surfrider.org

We have led the effort to research aquatic plastic pollution and to find solutions for regaining a plastic-free ocean.

www.5gyres.org

 

"WHEN WE HEAL THE EARTH, WE HEAL OURSELVES"  Who has heard the soothing sound of crashing surf, smelled the crisp salty sea air, basked in the warmth of the sun overhead and sand under foot, relished the joy of catching the perfect wave, felt an angler's excitement from the tug of the fishing line, returned from an invigorating shore swim, delighted in the sighting of a passing pod of dolphins, or watched in quiet awe the beauty of an ocean sunset, and not been inspired to hold and keep these experiences dear?  Our rivers, our beaches and our ocean are incredible natural resources that serve as special spiritual sanctuaries.  

Read more here: www.healthebay.org/about-us

 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

www.peta.org

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization.

We and our affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and we professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations. We are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. We are driving transformational change in the U.S. and around the world by combating large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade.

www.humanesociety.org

In these times of gangs, drugs, crime, violence and war, it is essential that we make efforts to ensure a more peaceful future for our children. We feel it is imperative that we teach our children kindness, compassion and empathy for all living beings. When a child meets another, looking different than themselves, with perhaps a different religion, race, sex, or language, if that child knows that we are all the same on the inside, then perhaps that child will accept the other and we will be closer to having peace on earth.

Read more here: www.gentlebarn.org

Surfers for Cetaceans is committed to activating ocean-minded people everywhere to support the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and marine life. It's through compassion, awareness, education, media and dedicated interventions that we will accomplish this goal. We seek to be a human voice for and defender of cetaceans worldwide.

www.s4cglobal.org

 

For more than 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature.  The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.1 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

84% of WWF's spending is directed to worldwide conservation activities.
www.worldwildlife.org

 

Judah Gabriel Mehler - Surfer / Photographer
We want to thank Judah for sharing his wonderful photographs with Drains to Ocean!
http://www.judahphotography.com

Header Photo: ©Judah Mehler