Surfing For Change: Solving Plastic Pollution in 4 minutes

Last week, Kyle Thiermann received a prestigious Brower Youth Award from Earth Island Institute for his work to protect the coastal and marine environment primarily through his five-part video series called “Surfing for Change” aimed at educating people (primarily surfers) about discrete environmental issues and small adjustments in their daily actions to make a real change.

One of Kyle’s videos encouraged people to take money out of Bank of America, which was building a coal power plant, and to put that money into community banks.  This resulted in an estimated $340 million transferred!  Another video focused on eliminating single-use plastic bags and water bottles.  Check out Surfing For Change: Solving Plastic Pollution in 4 minutes here.