Not All Doom and Gloom! Good News from Washington

November 12, 2012 1 min read

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News from Washington

Here it is: A study that proves legislation can get things done!  It’s a great example of what can be done if we put our minds to it, and this news of change coming from Washington D.C., the nation's capital, makes it that much more impressive. This was as simple as putting a five cent fee on bags in Washington D.C.  What I really liked is the small print down the bottom: 1.9 million raised from the 5 cents per bag went to restoring a local watershed.  This is proof that big things can come from small change. On the back of Surfriders International Surfers Day, this is really great to hear. Is it too much to ask in the future that I don’t see any rubbish on the beach at a beach cleanup?  Stoked.

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left