Today the surf community mourns the loss of a champion, as news spreads of Andy Iron’s death yesterday. The three-time world champion will be remembered as a legend, and our thoughts are with his family during this tragic time.
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As October winds down, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, we wanted to take some time out to highlight the Keep A Breast Foundation, a non-profit organization on a mission:
“…to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being. “
KAB has several unique campaigns to raise awareness: the Original Keep A Breast Art Events where plaster molds of the female torso are customized by artists and auctioned to raise funding for breast cancer; the This is My Story Campaign which uses written and video testimonials of young people impacted by breast cancer to help them make connections with others and learn coping strategies; the Treasure Chest Program allows newly diagnosed women the chance to turn a cast of their torso into art; and the I Love Boobies Campaign, which is a line of t-shirts and bracelets aimed to speak to young people about a topic that can be scary or taboo to discuss.
Click here to check out stories from pro surfers Lisa Anderson, Kassia Meador, Megan Abubo, and more!
Check out the KAB online store to pick up a bracelet or t-shirt, or simply make a donation. And, of course, please go to www.Keep-A-Breast.org to learn more about prevention, early detection, and ways you can help.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Well, how convenient! This weekend, October 2nd and 3rd, is the 44th Annual Fells Point Fun Festival! This family-friendly outdoor street festival, featuring 100+ arts and crafts vendors, 250+ retailers, 5 music stages, 40+ food vendors, and, of course, your favorite surf shop, is the perfect place to spend a day or two outdoors eating, drinking, and being merry! We hear the weather is going to be awesome, and we couldn’t be more pumped. Our whole crew will be set up outside of the shop, so make sure you stop by, say hi, and hang out for a while! We’ll have our usual wares outside (not to mention all our awesome new fall merchandise inside), plus a few surprises you’ll just have to come downtown to check out. Although if you’re our fan on Facebook, you may get a sneak peak later this week…
For more info visit http://www.preservationsociety.com/fpff2010.html
We aren’t the only ones in Baltimore trying to be eco-friendly, the city as a whole is becoming more environmental friendly over the years. A few things to bring to people’s attention are the Green Map, CharmCity Circulator, Fairfield Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor, and the floating wetlands in the Inner Harbor.
BALTIMORE GREEN MAP
If you are visiting Baltimore or even a Baltimorean than you can’t go wrong with checking out Baltimore’s Green Map. It can be found online. It is an interactive map displaying all businesses and attractions that are considered “green”.
THE ONLY GREEN HOTEL
Fairfield Inn & Suites Inner Harbor is the first green hotel with LEED certification. There are a few things that make this hotel green, and one is their green roof that contains a 30 ft tall grain silo that captures rainwater and recycles it for the hotel’s landscape irrigation. Also, they use skylights to access as much sunlight as possible, and all their effort leads to a 24% energy efficiency above the required.
Everyone is aware that the Inner Harbor isn’t a place for swimming or fishing but there are efforts in trying to change that fact. The Waterfront Partnership is a nonprofit that looks out for the Inner Harbor and their newest attempt is creating floating wetlands. The idea is to place them in the Inner Harbor in hopes that they will consume pollutants and produce oxygen in hope of cleaning the water. If this process works, then maybe in 10 years or so we will be able to take a dip into the water!
CHARM CITY CIRCULATOR
Charm City Circulator is the new means of public transportation that is not only FREE for all but also reduces greenhouse gas pollution in the city. There are 21 eco-friendly buses that travel along three routes.
Green Route: City Hall > Fells Point > John Hopkins
Purple Route: Penn Station > Federal Hill
Orange: Hollins Market > Harbor East