With Earth Day right around the corner (April 22nd) some lucky people with be sporting a brand new 100% recycled wood watch from WeWood!
We were so pumped to get so many great entries on how to love on the environment, that we’ve decided to up the stakes for the winner, runner up and third place.
The winner (getting the most votes in our Facebook poll
) will get a WeWood Watch PLUS a $150 store credit at their favorite local action sports business. Second place will ALSO get a WeWood Watch, plus a $50 store credit at their favorite local action sports business. Third place will get a $50 store credit at their favorite local action sports business.
So check out our Finalists and how they love on the environment. Your votes will determine the winner! Voting ends Sunday, April 10th, at 5pm Eastern. Good luck!
Living in Southern California makes it easy for me to enjoy the environment. I spend every weekend I can riding bikes, hiking, walking on the beach and playing sports. There are so many fun things to participate in and I could not be more thankful! I come from Florida and grew up loving the beach and surfing but being in California lets me appreciate the earth and all its wonderful gifts from riding waves, to hiking the hills and skiing down the slopes that are a mere two hours away. I wake up each morning with air in my lungs and two legs that work and allow me to enjoy every part of the environment and could not ask for anything more.
I’m so passionate about sustainability that I’m on my second blog on the topic (my first was greengalsguide.blogspot.com), and my new venture as Revellish Media is vowing to go paperless (among other eco-initiatives.) When I was in real estate, I was one of the first eco-brokers in my county, and in every single business I’ve been involved in, I am the eco evangelist. No recycling program? Not after I’m done with ya… even though recycling is just the tip of the iceberg (and not as impactful as the other 2 "R’s" reduce and reuse)… it’s an easy entry point for people who don’t know much about sustainability. I love me some nature, and was practically raised in Yosemite National Park on cross-country skis. Anyway, I would LOVE to win the watch I’ve been lusting after!!!
Last summer while surfing off Casino Pier, in Seaside, NJ, I began picking up garbage that was floating by my board and me. I would grab as much as I could and paddle in to throw it away before continuing my surfing endeavors. You can only stuff so much garbage in a wet suit. If everyone did this, my favorite surf spot would be a much nicer place and you would not have to look at garbage in the wave your about to paddle into. In another direction, I also install solar electric panels on residential and commercial applications. Reducing CO2 emissions is a nice way to collect a paycheck. By using solar electric power, people all over the state of NJ and the world can reduce our need to burn coal and using hazardous nuclear elements to create electricity. In an even further direction, I sail in the summer time up and down Toms River, which also cuts back on gasoline usage. Besides, motorboats are noisy and bad for the TR River’s and Barnegate Bay’s ecosystems.
One way that I try to keep the earth clean is pick up trash and take nature shots with my photography. I like to pick up trash, that others leave around, just because the earth provides so much for us and the least we can do is clean it up as much as we can. I hate it when trash is left out at skate parks and skate spots because it’s just not a fun environment to skate in and leads to a sucky day. Some reasons why people don’t clean up litter is because there is a lot of it. Well, think about it, if everyone did their part and made sure there trash goes to the trash can, or recycle bin, then there would be a lot less litter. It’s dumb! Also another way I like to help the environment is take photos of it and show people that trash ruins a good picture and an amazing earth. I’m just trying to do my part every day.
5. Christopher Simmons supporting Hot Wax, Wilmington, NC
Earth, barren wasteland, frigid seas, mountain snowcaps, jungle trees the sheer power brings me to my knees its earth and all her majesty. All creatures that are large and small are wonderful to one and all. There’s some up high and some down low some with gills and fins also born with fur and skin. Though deep below the crust we go we see not rain nor wind nor snow to the place where red hot magma flows. All people here have different places from different times and different places. Some kill until they can no more until furs cover their floor. Yet preservation is the way for each and every single day. But we are slipping slowly now but when and where will someone grab our hand for the death of earth is the death of man.
Appreciating and supporting the environment is one of the most important things we as humans can contribute to. I’m currently a senior at UC Davis and have been fortunate enough to participate in 4 Whole Earth Festivals on campus with friends and family. They’ve honestly been some of the best and most fun times throughout my college career because we’re taking extra time to celebrate life on earth. During the summers, I’ve worked at UC Berkeley Youth Programs as a counselor and one of my favorite activities is leading nature hikes in the Berkeley hills. It’s not only fun for me but teaching children and young teenagers the importance of maintaining a positive and sustainable environment has been one of the most pleasurable experiences of my life.
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