In cooperation with Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment (S. A. V. E.), Go Green Galloway and the Environmental Education Fund, we are hosting a free screening of Bag It!
Bag It! follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health. The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about twelve minutes each. This single-use mentality has led to the formation of a floating island of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas!Please join us for the free movie and discussion! Friday April 25, 2014, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Campus Center Theater, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ
This event is open to the public!
Please join us at our “First Saturday” meeting this Saturday April 5, 2014, 8:30am at the OC Surf Cafe!
First Saturday meetings will be for Committees and event planning so please come share an hour and help us find ways to raise awareness of our Chapter through community events so we can continue to protect and enjoy our ocean, waves and beaches!
Join us this Saturday March 22nd as we beautify the entrance to Brigantine! We will be cleaning up around the foot of the Brigantine Bridge from 9am – 12pm. Come at any time and please dress for the weather. We will have trash bags, gloves, trash pickers, and buckets – all you need are your hands! Look for us on the right side of the street immediately after you come over the bridge.
If there is still snow covering the ground this event will be postponed. Hopefully warmer temperatures predicted for later this week will prevent that from happening! THINK SPRING!!
See you Saturday!
Our Blue Ocean Drinks this week will be meeting up with Hammonton Green Committee and Sustainable Galloway at The Avenue in Egg Harbor City! Please join us and other green-minded folks from the local community for, as Hammonton Green Committee says “some conversation about the environment, gardening for food and for wildlife, agriculture in cities and the countryside, natural and organic food, buying local, open space and getting outdoors in nature, green architecture, jobs, social justice-and MORE!”
Please note the change of location!
Surfrider Foundation South Jersey Chapter’s monthly meeting will be TOMORROW (Sat.2/1/14) at Goochie Brothers at 4208 Harbour Beach Blvd, Brigantine, at 1:30pm (Goochie brothers is in the big shopping center on Brig-make a right at the first light you come to after coming over the bridge from AC, shopping center and Goochie Brothers on your left). Yay! See you there!
Thank you so much, Brittany Czekai of Anchor Arts, and Mike at Ventnor Coffee! What a wonderful evening we had at our South Jersey Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s “Paint a Wave” night out! We thoroughly enjoyed the painting, the conversation, and the fabulous coffee. Brittany was extremely engaging and gave us the know-how and confidence we needed to paint our very own wave while Mike was extremely accommodating and generous with the coffee. Definitely a “must do again” event! Please stay tuned for future Chapter meetings at this perfect location.
Please join us this Tuesday, January 28, 2014 for our Paint a Wave evening hosted by Anchor Arts at Ventnor Coffee! $45 includes your painting, a limited edition reusable Chico bag and your yearly membership to Surfrider Foundation! $35 if your membership is current, proceeds to benefit our Chapter! We will be providing snacks and Ventnor Coffee will provide non alcholic beverages so bring your refillables!
Remember, no experience necessary!!!
Today’s Pinelands Commission meeting was a real nail biter, starting with just getting out the door. Over the night temps had dropped to below freezing and there had been a sprinkling of rain, or slush, wet snow, whatever you want to call it, but the end result was black ice on the roads, walk ways, and gravel parking lot at the Commission offices. Accidents all over the place made it slow going. Even John Weber, our East Coast manager at Surfrider Foundation, fell victim to the invisible black ice on the backroads of South Jersey, as did a busload of Pinelands supporters. The brightly colored bus ended experienced a minor crunching by a jack-knifing semi. The meeting started about a half an hour late or so, and two Commissioners called in.
For some interesting reading on the subject of the proposed Pinelands pipe, one might want to check out these suggested articles:
Press of Atlantic City: Pinelands Fight Over Pipeline to BL England Plant
Of course, one must also read what four ex-NJ governors wrote!
And there’s a lot on this NJ PEER blog regarding the pipeline and more!