Ep 12. Hugo Tagholm– A Voice for the Ocean
For our first episode of 2022 we’re coming out swinging with one our of closest allies and one of the most inspired ’ocean and surf activists’ out there, Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage and Finisterre Ambassador.
Hosted by Lawrence Stafford
Sound Design by John Sampson a.k.a CJ MIRRA
For those who don’t know, Surfers Against Sewage is a marine conservation charity working with communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and marine life.
It was created in 1990 by a group of Cornish surfers from the villages of St Agnes and Porthtowan on the North coast of Cornwall.
A neighbour of ours up here at Wheal Kitty Workshops, we have seen Hugo and the team at SAS grow and achieve a multitude of success over the past 10 years alone with Hugo at the helm and are fast becoming recognized as of one of the most important UK charities of the
From raising the profile of the ocean and the role it plays in our lives to creating and supporting a group of thriving ocean activists the world over, it very much feels that after 30+ years of action,
they too are only just getting started.
We spoke about the long-standing issues of water quality to the emerging understanding of what’s being coined the ‘Blue Economy’. From citizen science and speaking truth to power to the UN Decade for
the ocean and the radical environmental action we need to see happen now.
“The environment is never
saved it’s always in the process of being saved.”
Surfers Against Sewage – Join/Donate
Micro-plastic and Plastic Pollution
Ocean and Climate
Environmentalism and campaigning
Shared vision of purposeful business, community & sustainability
Tackling the sewage and water quality problem
Combined sewer overflows
Monopolies of water companies
UN Decade for the Ocean
Biggest paddle out protest ever
The Blue Economy
Blue Carbon Habitats
Marine Protected Areas
Grassroots network of support
Rewilding our seas and land
Nature based solutions
Climate migration, refugees, relocation
The Environment Bill