Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program: 
Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean and the many animals that call it home. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day. This pollution is impacting our marine ecosystems, wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, fish, and turtles, and plastic fragments are even displacing plankton at the base of the food chain. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at its source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program does just that. One restaurant, one customer at a time, increases awareness, drives change in behavior and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic (and water!) footprint.
  • Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program contacts:
  • Christie Irps: 361-779-7402
  • Holly Thomas (for any PR or advertisement of OFR’s) : 361-737-8031

Check out the Surfrider Activist Spotlight Featuring our OFR Team here:


Check out National’s OFR Spotlight on the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Islander Dining Hall: