Making a difference for our coasts is easier than you think. By giving monthly as a Coastal Protector, you will fund our network with the resources they need to fight for what we love - our ocean, waves and beaches.donate
We know it’s happening. Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day. Plastic pollution is affecting entire marine ecosystems, everything from zooplankton to seabirds to the great cetaceans. To turn the tide on the plastic pollution pandemic we need to stop the problem at its source. The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program does just that. By focusing upstream, we are effectively able to cut single-use plastic disposables from the consumer stream before they have a chance to make it our coastal waterways.
Ocean Friendly Restaurants are committed to sustainable business practices for the benefit our ocean, waves, and beaches. The OFR program helps local businesses adopt ocean-friendly practices which drive consumer awareness, inspiring communities to tackle a global problem at the local level.
Interested in becoming a Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant Member or a volunteer looking to get involved with the program?