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Archives for the ‘environment’ Category

Into the Sea – a short film about coastal conservation

A short film by Mikey DeTemple in collaboration with Surfrider Foundation about water quality and coastal conservation. This film goes back to a lot of the core concepts that plague the ocean, namely people unaware of the downstream effects of the choices we all make day to day. Most people don’t chose to consciously impact […]

By • Apr 2nd, 2016 • Category: environment

Surfing: a non-depletive act

For a few years I thought feverishly about sustainable business, and in some ways sustainable livelihoods. That thought track manifested itself by way of looking into surfing – a commodity industry that is intrinsically connected to nature (and the need to sustain it), and at the same time in complete opposition to nature. Phoresia served […]

By • Mar 1st, 2012 • Category: environment,, social responsibility

Part of the Solution…

A lot of us, myself included, sit feeling helpless about what we can do to make a difference with the BP spill in the Gulf. Others are charging ahead full-steam trying to be part of the solution. I just stumbled across this article: Surfers gain EPA support for their Gulf Coast cleanup cure Joey Santley […]

By • Jun 11th, 2010 • Category: environment, news & media


Edit: This was posted over a month ago and this shit is STILL going on! The Gulf is fucked. We as a culture have managed to put our own personal interests and desires in front of our own best interests as a species. In 2 generations we’ve managed to make our home a much more […]

By • May 1st, 2010 • Category: environment, news & media

Buy less shit.

That’s pretty much the culmination of two years of digging, building, interviewing and scratching our heads on how to best move forward in our lives (collectively and personally) to leave less of an impact on our surroundings. When we first started Phoresia it was with an eye towards products intended to lessen their impact and […]

By • Jun 30th, 2009 • Category: environment,

Self, Community, and Global Impact

Phoresia is pleased to bring to you the first in a three-piece series about surf travel by bike. Author and traveler Scott Paynton writes about how we as individuals can make change simply by considering our daily actions. It started off as a simple idea. My friend Mike and I wanted to go on a […]

By • Jun 29th, 2008 • Category: contributors, environment, scott

Q & A with Surfrider CEO Jim Moriarty

When it comes to making sure our playground is safe and accessible there is one organization that stands heads and shoulders above the rest as far as dedication and perseverance to the cause. The Surfrider Foundation has been around since 1984, getting involved and trying to ensure the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, […]

By • Jun 9th, 2008 • Category: environment, interviews

Ice Nine blanks

The more we explore the essence of surfing and try and simplify it down to the bare necessities, the more we realize that the list is amazingly short. A board, some baggies or wetsuit (depending on where you live), and some wax and you’re set. Luckily all three of these areas are seeing growing options […]

By • Jan 27th, 2008 • Category: board construction, environment