An important mission for the Supergirl Surf Pro is doing our part to raise awareness for and practice sustainability. As an event we strive to incorporate decisions that are both socially and environmentally responsible throughout the duration of the planning and organization processes. With concern for social, economic and environmental issues, the aim is to ensure that the Supergirl Pro is hosted responsibly and develops sustainable principals and practices year after year.
Boarding For Breast Cancer
Since the beginning, the Supergirl Pro has been partnered with Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), a youth-focused breast cancer education and prevention foundation. B4BC will be present at the event to promote early detection and a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention.
For the past few years we have worked with the Earth’s Oceans Foundation to aid us both in keeping both our beach and venue clean, and making sound decisions to foster eco-awareness and sustainable practices.
Earth’s Oceans Foundation is an organization focused on the mitigation of plastics in our oceans, beaches and waterways. They believe that people and business need to make more informed choices about single plastic use. All plastics need to be considered a resource and repurposed into raw material that can be used to create useful products.
The ocean plastic statistics are staggering.
- The average American throws out 185 lbs. of plastic per year.
- 35 billion plastic water bottles are thrown out every year in the United States.
- Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body.
- 93% of Americans age six or older test positive for BPA (a plastic chemical).
- One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from ingesting plastic or becoming entangled in it.
- In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments (bags, straws & soda bottles) are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day.
No Place for Hate
With public displays of hate on the rise, it is more important than ever for schools to commit to programs that clearly define expectations in behavior for all members of the community. Whether you are a student, educator, or family member, you have a role to play in combating bias and bullying as a means to stop the escalation of hate.