Clean a Beach

Local Foundations

Take your family and friends to participate in a beach cleanup: There is a cleanup almost every weekend if you explore opportunities with the Surfrider Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Adopt-A-Beach Hawaii and Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H.). Surfrider’s offering a Holiday Gift Member Package that includes a one-year membership, a bar of Matunas natural wax, a bamboo wax comb and six issues of Making Waves.

Gear That Gives Back


Purchase surf gear from Hurley International’s “H2O” line, launching in January, which will give back to clean water programs around the world. When the water-borne company Hurley saw that one in six people in the world do not have access to clean water, they decided to take action. Hurley’s H20 line will support two clean water initiatives: Jon Rose and Waves For Water, which are saving lives one filter at a time on the frontlines of countries like Haiti, Brazil and India; and The Ecology Center, a non-profit organization that educates the next generation of water activists.

Talk Fishy

Waikiki Aquarium

Inspire and promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of Pacific marine life as a volunteer for the Waikiki Aquarium. Volunteer positions for all ages include Edge of the Reef Interpreters, Natural Selection Gift Shop staff, School Support Program Docents, Aquarium Interpreters and the Water Program Helpers, which enlists intermediate and high school homeschoolers as volunteers to work with scientists in the field with hands-on activities and experiments. Interpreter training sign-up will be Jan. 19 through Feb. 11, 2012. If you love ocean creatures, this is a great way to share your knowledge and to learn more!