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Surfers Without Borders
Surfers Without Borders
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Santa Barbara, California, US
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Wet/Dry Tropical

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Surfers Without Borders

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Surfers Without Borders has three Missions: Environmental: To assist coastal communities in reducing ocean pollution through sustainable design. Humanitarian: To assist communities in creating a sustainable water and food supply. Social: To develop lasting and meaningful relationships between surfers and the communities they live in and visit.

Project Description

Surfers Without Borders (SWoBs) was created in 2008 to address issues facing the ocean.   Our approach is to be proactive in finding sustainable solutions to ocean pollution.  We believe that we can create projects that satisfy our needs for survival while regenerating the Earth.

The ocean is the drain for everything on land- our everyday activities have a profound affect on its health.  Through Permaculture Design we can solve the issues facing humans.  We can provide clean water and food, healthy and inexpensive housing, and clean and renewable energy systems without damaging the planet.

We have created several projects in Mexico, including Slow Sand Filters and Composting toilets.  We also created the Water Bottle Refill Program to reduce plastic litter on beaches.  Locally, we do educational events and beach clean-ups in our home town of Santa Barbara.

SWoBs works globally, with goals to have demonstration site Permaculture Surf Camps in key locations world wide.  The camps will be based on Permaculture design, and will be run by locals.  The camps will serve to teach traveling surfers, create projects in local communities, and train locals in Permaculture. 

Another project we are working on is The Plastic Passage- an adventure on the high seas to recycle marine debris.  A ship will be powered by plastic and solar to sail the world cleaning beaches and setting up Permaculture Surf Camps.



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June 18th- July 1st 2012, near Ojai, California. We have tailored this program to equip people who work in international development situations with the skills needed to design and implement sustainable human settlement systems. This course is designed f

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