The first Sea Change festival will take place this weekend
The Surfrider Foundation has partnered with Kilroy Realty Corporation to host its first sustainability event, the Sea Change Festival, this weekend.
The Sea Change Festival will be held by the beach on Saturday, July 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 79 Claremont Place and aims to raise awareness of sustainability efforts to care for our oceans.
Events taking place during the festival include appearances by Olympic hopeful athletes, community beach cleanup, live music, US Open Sailing kitesurfing regatta, giveaways, live art installations, building professional sand castles, and more. All proceeds from raffle sales that include household names like Faherty, Gill, Quicksilver, Yeti, and more will go to the Surfrider Foundation; a non-profit environmental organization that aims to protect and preserve the world’s oceans.
This festival hopes to have an impact on promoting sustainability during the West Marine US Open Sailing Series Long Beach Race Weekend, which runs July 15-17. Participation in the festival will provide guests with a breathtaking view of the beach. the speed action of the Formula Kiteboarding and Kite Foil portions of the West Marine US Open Regatta.
In addition to raising awareness of sustainability, Kilroy also aims to amplify positive impact and community involvement while supporting athletes in their pursuit of excellence on the international stage.
Families, locals and people of all ages are welcome to join the event, with all activities organized by sustainability-conscious brands. To learn more and book free tickets, visit their webpage here.
Pollution of our oceans can cause serious harm to wildlife and humans. The two main pollutants facing our oceans today are chemicals and waste. These dangers are only increasing and it is imperative that we begin to make changes for the health of our oceans and of humanity itself.
It may seem difficult to tackle the problem of ocean pollution alone, but if everyone does their part to help heal our oceans, it can be possible. It’s never too late to start!
According to Oceana, another ocean conservation nonprofit, here are some manageable lifestyle choices to implement into your daily routine to help save the seas.
- Ask for plastic-free alternatives
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Avoid foods harmful to the ocean
- Eat sustainable foods
- Vote on ocean issues – Elect public servants who support good ocean policies.
- Contact your representative and legislators
- Explore the oceans
- leave nothing behind
From: Linda May
Photo courtesy of Sea Change Festival