Harness the power of water-sports to tell a new, powerful story, connecting their passion for play – into the urge to protect the oceans… and live a ‘DEEP BLUE LIFE’.
Be the catalyst that transforms surf culture into a powerful force for protecting the ocean playground
Michael Stewart is a social entrepreneur focused on driving innovations in sustainable practices; in particular, those that relate to products and services which can encourage an enable a shift toward more sustainable lifestyles for everybody.
Michael Co-founded nonprofit Sustainable Surf with the intent of applying his professional experience to help transform the culture and business of surfing into a truly sustainable model – capable of inspiring positive behavioral lifestyle changes in individuals.
Michael firmly believes that these changes, when multiplied by millions of people making better choices on a daily basis about how they live their lives – provide the foundation for how we can fix the root causes of our broken system, instead of just constantly mitigating the symptoms. Underlying all these intentions is Michael’s lifelong passion for the surfing experience, his gratitude for the simple but honest lessons it has to teach, and the pure joy that sliding around on waves provides.
About Sustainable Surf
Sustainable Surf protects and restores ocean health by shifting people to a highly desirable, low-carbon, ‘Deep Blue’ lifestyle
A California-based non-profit founded in 2011, we use the mass appeal of “surf-culture” to inspire and activate people all around the world to start living a sustainable lifestyle. Sustainable Surf’s globally-recognized programs – The ECOBOARD Project, SeaTrees, Deep Blue Events, Waste to Waves and Deep Blue Life – provide the onramps that make that vision a reality.
We use a “systems change” approach to protect ocean health – by catalyzing the radical transformation needed to switch industries to using ocean-friendly materials, ending plastic pollution and restoring coastal ecosystems to reverse climate change.
Their current programs:
Read more about Sustainable Surf in our blog
Sept 24, 2019
May 4, 2017
Starboard Achieves Gold Level Status ECOBOARDS
Jul 4, 2018