Eco Challenge Gold Coast, 15 March

How do you take sustainability principles and integrate them into your own life? How do you take those principles and run an event as part of Bleach*? Surfrider Foundation’s Gold Coast branch is about to tell us

They’ve created a family-friendly, sustainability focussed event which celebrates coastal living with surfing and lifestyle activities.

As well as a chance to try surfing on a wooden board, there will be children’s circus, skate demos, plastic bag fashion parade, an eco market and sustainability stalls and for the first time ever, a battle of the Gold Coast’s theme parks. The Worlds’ Roots of Surfing Teams Challenge will see Seaworld v Movieworld v Dreamworld.

But where does the ‘challenge’ fit in with Eco Challenge Gold Coast? Surfrider Foundation have set themselves the target of using only renewable energy for the entire event and of creating no plastic waste. Can they do it?

They’re calling upon you, to bring your friends from far and wide, to engage, enjoy and protect what we all love: our waves, our oceans and our beaches.

Eco Challenge Gold Coast takes place on Sunday 15 March from 7.00am at Tugun Surf Life Saving Club.

Organisers are currently seeking supporters in the way of cash and in-kind sponsorships. If you think you could benefit from exposure to thousands of sustainability-conscious Gold Coasters, contact Greg Howell on 0414 939 942.


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