EP 19. Chad Nelsen
After 16 years as the Surfrider Foundation’s Environmental Director, Dr Chad Nelsen was the obvious choice when selecting their next CEO. An activist, campaigner, family man and avid waterman he brings insight and experience to the fight to protect our ocean playgrounds.
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The Surfrider Foundation USA ...
... is a U.S. 501c grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves and beaches. It focuses on water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems.
“Part of the reason we stay in business is there’s always people with bad ideas out there. The latest one is deep sea mining for minerals”
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Lifeguarding Laguna Beach
Spearfishing & Fishing
Ocean as a climate solution
MPA’s – Marine Protected Areas
HPMA’s – Highly Protected Marine Areas
Surfers Against Sewage
LA Olympics, 1984
The Ocean Decade
Marine Habitats – Kelp, Wetlands, Mangroves, Seagrass
Opportunity for ocean restoration
The Deep Seas & Deep Sea Mining
Grassroot community orientated organisation
Single Use Plastic Problem
Drilling is Killing campaign against Trump Administration
Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump, Biden – working through
Reactive vs Proactive action
The ongoing plastic problem
The intersection of the plastic problem and climate change
Surf Industry Coastal Defender programme
Surf Industry Manufacturing Association
WSL – World Surfing League
Killer Dana Surfing Beach
The Channel Islands