The program is free and easy for the restaurants to participate in. If you notice restaurants that are taking steps to recycle properly, and rid their businesses of Styrofoam containers and plastic bags, please let us know. They might qualify for an Ocean Friendly Restaurant certificate from Surfrider!
The Ocean Friendly Restaurants initiative was founded with the mission of creating an ecologically sustainable restaurant industry. A big focus for this program is reducing the plastic pollution that ends up in the marine environment through the use of alternative products, and the promotion of better recycling practices. We believe in rewarding restaurants for doing the right thing for the environment, and we are here to do whatever we can to support them in that cause.
Long Beach has several restaurants that have made the commitment to incorporate sustainability into their business practices (go to our website and visit them!), and we need your help to identify new restaurants– AND put together a fun event to recognize their environmental achievements, while raising awareness on the program.
If you are a local student in need of some service hours, great experience building outreach and organizational skills, or are interested in event planning this is an excellent opportunity to serve as a Surfrider Intern.
And if you are an individual concerned with ocean-quality protection, and would like to volunteer to reach out to local businesses to promote this message, please contact Sona Coffee at firstname.lastname@example.org.