Skip the Plastic recognizes AM Bookkeeping & Tax Professionals as Bag Heroes:
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Skip the Plastic project of the Texas Coastal Bend Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation (TXCBC) recognizes community members and businesses that set a positive example by making the shift to reusable shopping bags or other alternatives to single-use plastic bags.
Our August Bag Heroes are the employees of AM Bookkeeping & Tax Professionals. Looking for ways to become more sustainable, they have eliminated several kinds of disposable plastic and paper items that are common in many offices. They have moved away from individual-serve coffee and disposable cups to a coffee maker and mugs, made the switch to recycled file folders, substituted cloth hand towels for paper towels in the bathroom and kitchen, and use metal utensils and straws.
They have also gotten into the habit of using reusable shopping bags when getting supplies for the office. Naturally, this habit has carried over into their daily lives when they are off the clock. “Living on the water we have a firsthand view of the damage disposable plastic bags can have on our environment. Switching to reusable bags was a no-brainer. They’re easy to use, just keep them in your car and you’re ready whenever you head out to go shopping. They’re hassle free and very stylish!”
For more information visit http://skiptheplastic.surfrider.org or call 361-765-4445.
Since its inception in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Surfrider Making Waves on South Texas Beaches
Mar 30, 2018 05:00AM
By: Julieta Hernandez Photos by: Rachel Benavides
Don’t mess with Texas beaches, is the mantra of the Surfrider Foundation, a movement where local surfer activists are able to find their voices. After witnessing the mass plastic pollution plaguing the ocean’s ecosystem, the grassroots organization started bringing attention to the cause through perseverance and direct action.
“(As surfers) we’ve seen a lot of things. We’re actually, literally immersed in the environment,” McQueen says.“That fires us up to want to make change and to change the environment.” The foundation focuses on multiple programs to encourage efforts for a cleaner coast, including its yearly Leo Garza Surf Camp for the Disabled, storm drain cleanups, and beach cleanup programs. The introduction of the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program is one of the newer building blocks the Surfrider Foundation has laid since the inception
“If you’re using less waste when eating, you’ll have less waste on the beaches,” explains Holly Thomas, Outreach Coordinator of the local Surfrider team. This is how the foundation introduces the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program, which aims to “focus on one restaurant, one customer at a time.” This plan calls attention to how restaurant products, such as Styrofoam cups and plastic straws, have begun drastically affecting marine stability.
NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018 FROM 6-8 PM
LOCATION: 6300 Ocean Drive, Room 1003 Natural Resource Center Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, TX 78412
TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM
PRESENTATION BY: Councilman Greg Smith
As always soda and pizza will be provided!
Please bring your own re-usable water bottle and utensils to the meeting!
*August 3rd First Friday Art Walk @The Exchange Downtown
*August 27th Monthly Chapter Meeting 6-8PM @TAMUCC NRC Building
The Texas Coastal Bend Surfrider Foundation would like to thank all of our supporters for their generous donations to our annual TXCBC Christmas party/fundraiser held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. All funds raised go toward supporting our Chapter’s current programs.
Donors listed in alphabetical order:
American Wine Connections
Benjamin’s Surf & Skate
Black Dog Sweets
Gill Landscape Nursery
Harte Research Institute
Island Day Spa
Island Time Sushi
Lorelei Brewing Co.
Pat & George Gardiner
Shelia Rogers Fine Art
Texas State Aquarium
Texas Surf Camps
The Nuss Family
Tropical Fish Haven
Wind & Wave Water Sports