Archive for 2010

Why Iceplant Is Not Good For Slopes

December 29th, 2010

This photo was recently posted to the California Native Plant Society listserve with the following note:”Here’s an area previously covered with iceplant. During rainstorms, iceplant notoriously inflates like a water balloon, the extra weight pulls the loosened soil… more »

RAP December meeting

December 13th, 2010

Hey rappers, Tomorrow we will be holding our monthly meeting a little differently! At 7 pm we will all join in on a conference call to discuss updates, events and future goals for the committee. Everyone and anyone… more »

DWB is fast approaching!

December 13th, 2010

Rise Above Plastics will have booths and be handing out bags from 5-7pm on 12/16 at the Sunset Market in Oceanside, Jimbos in Escondido, the Seaside Market in Cardiff, and the Appletree Market in OB.  Come join the… more »

The Oil Industries Haven’t Learned

December 13th, 2010

The oil industry, its lobbyists and its Congressional allies are predictably furious at the Obama administration’s decision not to allow exploratory oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic coast. The decision was unquestionably… more »

Cartoon: Economics of the ban on drilling in VA

December 12th, 2010

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Is Your Garden Ocean Friendly?

December 11th, 2010

What does a garden have to do with the ocean? Urban runoff is often the primary source of ocean pollution. Moving and cleaning water uses lots of energy, which can contribute to climate change and sea level rise…. more »


Save This Beach!

December 11th, 2010

This victory would not have been possible if it was not for the activists who showed up by the thousands at the California Coastal Commission and Secretary of Commerce hearings or wrote letters opposition to the toll ro… more »

State of the Beach Report

December 11th, 2010

The Surfrider Foundation State of the Beach report is our continually-updated assessment of the health of our nation’s beaches. It is intended to empower concerned citizens and coastal managers by giving them the information needed to take action…. more »

Day Without a Bag proclamation

December 8th, 2010

Here are some photos from the event yesterday where the County of San Diego’s Board of Supervisors held a meeting to proclaim 12/16 as the Day Without a Bag. Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price recognized the efforts of Jacy Bolden… more »

Free Bag It Screenings SUCCESS!

December 8th, 2010

As I promised you about a month ago, RAP would be hosting two free Bag It movie screenings and they were a huge success! The first was on Monday, earlier this week, at the San Diego Downtown Public… more »