WSL Launches Stop Trashing Waves Campaign, Joins Global Climate Movement

5 Jun 2019 3 Share

COASTALWATCH | NEWS

The WSL have today announced a new campaign joining the global climate movement, and oh boy did they time it well, what with that report coming out yesterday that by 2050 our global ecosystems coud collapse and displace 1 billion people. Words like "doomsday" and "existential threat" and "end of human civilisation" thrown willy nilly all over CNN and the like... Sweet news!

Anyway, the WSL campaign by WSL's enviro arm WSL PURE (standing for Progressive Understanding and Respect for the Environment) is called Stop Trashing Waves, and aims to raise awareness of environmental issues and combat the escalating climate and ocean pollution crisis.

“The WSL is incredibly proud to break new ground in sports in the urgent battle against climate change and ocean pollution,” WSL CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said in a statement. “We believe it’s our responsibility to be ‘all in’ in the efforts to protect the ocean and beaches amid the devastating climate crisis we all face. We invite everyone who cares about our ocean to join us.”

And it's not just hashtags and empty gestures neither, the WSL have made a series of pledges, and want all us surfers to make our own too.

Their pledges include becoming carbon neutral, cutting out all single use plastics and working to restore our coastlines. You can see more about those in the videos below. Given how much the WSL travels around the world, and how many events they put on which, like any sporting event, use a heap of food packaging... these are no small commitments.

Paddle Outs in conjunction with #StopTrashingWaves are planned for both World Ocean's Day on June 8 and International Surfing Day on June 15.

You can find more info about it all and how you can make your own pledge at worldsurfleague.com/pure ... or just jump on Instagram and check out the #stoptrashingwaves hashtag. It's popping off.

Tags: topnews , (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Latest News
Surfer Found Guilty of Assault on Ex-Pro Jodie Cooper

Surfer Found Guilty of Assault on Ex-Pro Jodie Cooper

Lennox surfer Mark Thomson will be assessed for a community work order after a hearing in Ballina Local Court on Friday

4 20 Jul 2019
Breaking: John John Florence Is Out For J-Bay, Likely the Rest of the Year

Breaking: John John Florence Is Out For J-Bay, Likely the Rest of the Year

Ugh, goodbye World Title? Goodbye Olympics?

2 Jul 2019
Recent

Surfer Found Guilty of Assault on Ex-Pro Jodie Cooper

Lennox surfer Mark Thomson will be assessed for a community work order after a hearing in Ballina Local Court on Friday

4 20 Jul 2019
Breaking: John John Florence Is Out For J-Bay, Likely the Rest of the Year

Breaking: John John Florence Is Out For J-Bay, Likely the Rest of the Year

2 Jul 2019
Surfers Announced for the Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational in Memory of Shaun Brooks

Surfers Announced for the Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational in Memory of Shaun Brooks

1 12 Jun 2019
WSL Launches Stop Trashing Waves Campaign, Joins Global Climate Movement

WSL Launches Stop Trashing Waves Campaign, Joins Global Climate Movement

3 5 Jun 2019
Nathan Fletcher's New Film, Heavy Water, Looks Epic and It's Coming to Aus This Week

Nathan Fletcher's New Film, Heavy Water, Looks Epic and It's Coming to Aus This Week

2 5 Jun 2019
Latest News

Surfer Found Guilty of Assault on Ex-Pro Jodie Cooper

Lennox surfer Mark Thomson will be assessed for a community work order after a hearing in Ballina Local Court on Friday

Nathan Fletcher's New Film, Heavy Water, Looks Epic and It's Coming to Aus This Week

With five special QnA screenings with Nathan and Hollywood director Michael Oblowitz from this Sunday

Popular This Week

Lids Light Up Snapper

Matt Lackey and the lid gang sticking it to the stand-up crew at a pumping Snapper Rocks. There are some deep spitting wormholes in this esky edit.

Weekend Surf Forecast 19 - 21 July 2019

The coastal fringes beckon this weekend.

Three Winter Gems From The North Coast Of NSW

Dave Rasta and two punters scoring dreamy conditions on the north coast a few weeks ago.

Go to Top