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Renewable energies, a solution to global warming

Last week we were talking about our fossil fuels reliance that contributes greatly to climate change, and we were wondering how to get out of it? Today, we offer a solution: renewable energies. Let’s pause on these resources with infinite potential but too often underestimated.
Last week we were talking about our fossil fuels reliance that contributes greatly to climate change, and we were wondering how to get out of it? Today, we offer a solution: renewable energies. Let’s pause on these resources with infinite potential but too often underestimated.
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The Ocean, a key factor for a greener future

Our special report Darwin Ocean Climax takes end on the renewable marine energy subject. We are going to discover the hidden qualities of the Ocean that could be the image of the ecological transition that we need to meet up with the Paris Agreement’s commitments. If today renewable marine energies represent only a small percentage among the alternatives to fossil resources, they have however a tremendous potential.
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Découvrons les qualités cachées de l'Océan qui pourrait bien être l'image de la transition écologique dont nous avons besoin pour respecter les engagements de l'Accord de Paris. Si aujourd'hui les énergies marines renouvelables ne représentent qu'un faible pourcentage parmi les alternatives aux ressources fossiles, elles ont pourtant un formidable potentiel.
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Eco-tourism or how to respect the environment even on vacation

How we consume (always more, always more quickly) is extended to our way to travel. We want to do and visit more in a shorter time without worrying about the consequences of our actions. However taking the time, appreciating what we are doing, savouring the present moment, would it not be it real holidays? Let’s find out an alternative to mass tourism that takes its roots in the “slow” movement. 
Mass tourism represents massive environmental, social and cultural consequences. That is why new forms of tourism bloom in order to offer trips with a global perspective of respect for Human being and Nature.
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Fossil energies, a not really wanted future

With the Ocean Climax Festival coming soon, we will propose you every week a set of articles about the themes tackled during the conferences. This first one is about fossil energies linked to global warming, the Paris Agreement and the Ocean. Enjoy !
With the Ocean Climax Festival coming soon, we will propose you every week a set of articles about the themes tackled during the conferences. This first one is about fossil energies linked to global warming, the Paris Agreement and the Ocean. Enjoy !
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Bad weather for sunscreen

Each second in the world 8.8 liters of solar cream is poured into the seas and the Ocean due to the fact that approximately 80 million of tourists visit the beaches each year. Zoom on this phenomenon not without consequences for our health and our environment.
At this time of the year, sun screen can seem necessary but what we don’t hear often is that it can be dangerous for our environnement. It has to be moderately and reasonably consumed!
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The deposit refund system: a system to be re-introduced

The deposit system is more ecological and economical than our current systems of recycling and landfilling. Here we will see how the deposit system seems to be a wise choice in order to adopt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
The deposit system is more ecological and economical than our current systems of recycling and landfilling. Here we will see how the deposit system seems to be a wise choice in order to adopt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
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Successful challenge for #MyBigJump

In the context of the celebration of 40 years of the European Directive on bathing water quality we have offered you the possibility to show your care for the Ocean throughout the month of July by doing a symbolic jump, a simple water testing… or both. Many of you have made a Big Jump to show your engagement to preserve clean and safe coastal waters. Let’s have a look back over one month of mobilization.
Many of you have made a Big Jump to show your engagement to preserve clean and safe coastal water. Let's back on one month of mobilization with some figures.
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90 NGO join together for a future free from plastic pollution

A groundbreaking new global vision for a future free from plastic pollution has been released today by a network of 90 NGOs. The vision lays out 10 principles with the ultimate goal being ‘a future free from plastic pollution’. It represents the first step in a global movement to change society’s perception and use of plastics.
A groundbreaking new global vision for a future free from plastic pollution has been released today by a network of 90 NGOs. The vision lays out 10 principles with the ultimate goal being ‘a future free from plastic pollution’. It represents the first step in a global movement to change society’s perception and use of plastics.
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Swimming prohibited for cigarette butts

If sea shells and crustaceans were replaced by an army of cigarette butts, would you still appreciate going to the beach so much? Probably not. However, it is very likely that this scenario will become true pretty soon, since cigarette butts belong to the most frequent and polluting waste products. So let’s put an end to this serial killer of marine ecosystems.
And if shellfish and crustaceans were replaced by an army of cigarette butts, is that what you would appreciate as much to go to the beach? Perhaps not. Yet it is possible that this is the scenario of tomorrow because the cigarette butts are among the waste the most recurring and pollutants. Let’s put an end to this serial killer of marine ecosystems.
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Let's shape tomorrow's societies with eco-neighborhoods

A neighborhood combining environment-friendly way of living and current standards of comfort; utopia of tomorrow? In Europe eco-neighborhoods appear more and more everywhere. They deserve to be known, especially as they benefit the Ocean. Let’s focus on these good behaviors that give us hope and inspire us.
A neighborhood combining environment-friendly way of living and current standards of comfort; utopia of tomorrow? In Europe eco-neighborhoods appear more and more everywhere. They deserve to be known, especially as they benefit the Ocean. Let’s focus on these good behaviors that give us hope and inspire us.
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Offshore drilling vs. Keepers of the Coast

Schwendeneck, home to many inhabitants and natural species, both animal and vegetal, is threatened by the DEA oil corporation, which focuses solely on the potential benefit that can be made from these wild landscapes. The Keepers of the Coast are mobilizing to turn this battle into one more success for the environment, the territory and the citizens!
Schwendeneck, home to many inhabitants and natural species, both animal and vegetal, is threatened by the DEA oil corporation, which focuses solely on the potential benefit that can be made from these wild landscapes. The Keepers of the Coast are mobilizing to turn this battle into one more success for the environment, the territory and the citizens!
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Biodiversity law: the end of plastic microbes and Q-tips!

The Biodiversity law has officially been adopted on the 20th of July 2016. It is now certain – the commercialisation of products containing plastic microbeads will be forbidden by 2018 and the same goes for Q tips by 2020. Certain will say it’s anecdotal, that it won’t solve all problems, but for us, these are two important victories which give meaning to years of work by our team!
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non profit organization, dedicated to defending, saving, improving and managing in a sustainable manner the ocean, coastline, waves and the people who enjoy them
Introduction
Our mission : Protection and sustainable management of the coastline

 

Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non profit organization, dedicated to defending, saving, improving and managing in a sustainable manner the ocean, coastline, waves and the people who enjoy them.

From its creation, efforts have been concentrated on coastal issues, but today our scope of interest and involvement is spreading to related areas of lakes and rivers.

Originally, surfers…

Created in 1990 in Europe (Biarritz, France) by surfers, including 3-time World Surfing Champion Tom Curren, the organization brings together today about 1500 volunteers, 8000 members, about 40 local chapters, and more than 40 000 supporters in Europe.

Surfrider Foundation is a global network of regional organizations and local chapters present in many countries and on every inhabited continent (USA, Europe, Japan, Australia, Latin America,…). It started in 1984 in Malibu, California, where surfers aimed to protect their favourite surf spots from local pollution.

Today, an Ocean community in a broad sense

Surfrider Foundation Europe brings together people from all walks of life, with a common passion for the ocean and dedication to caring for the coastline.

No matter how you enjoy the coastline (sporting, bathing or walking), if you feel the need to act in order to save your coastline's natural heritage, then you can start by joining the Surfrider Foundation.

Its distinguished members include several sports and other well-known personalities.

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+33(0)5 59 23 54 99
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33 allée du Moura, 64200 Biarritz FRANCE