Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June Meeting

This meeting called out to our creative side. We gathered at the usual spot with posters, paint, and passion. We were painting posters for our 2nd annual RAP day. This special day will be held in two locations: Ocean Beach at the Farmers Market and Patagonia in Cardiff. We will be distributing our new Rise Above Plastics reusable item. Please come out and show your support by stopping by or volunteering at one of our tables. How else are you going to find out what this new RAP item is?

These are just a few of the RAP artists hard at work:

Rise Above Plastics!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May Meeting

May's meeting was great! Here is everyone who attended starting top row clockwise: Haley (Our new Chapter Coordinator), Lonnie, Jon, Dan, Hugo, Jayoung, Chris, Sarah, Marisa, Scott, Walker, and Kate (not pictured).

We are excited to have a date picked for RAP Day: June 29th. This will be a great opportunity for us to get out there and educate others about how they can reduce their plastic use! Stay tuned for more information on this event and how you can help.

Hope everyone can make it to the RAP sponsored Chapter meeting this Wednesday the 18th at 7pm at UTC. Chelsea will presenting her research on plastics and marine life.

Rise Above Plastics!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Don't forget this Thursday April 28th, Rise Above Plastics will be screening Out There for the Cottonwood Creek Environmental Film Festival. We will also be showing a few short films by Surfrider. We hope that everyone can make it out to 687 S. Coast Hwy 101 and show their support. It starts at Sunset and ends at 9pm.

Hope to see you there!!!

Rise Above Plastics

Sunday, April 10, 2011

'bag it' Screening

Looking for a great way to kick off Earth Week? Come check out a screening of 'bag it.'

This Thursday we will be hosting a FREE screening of 'bag it' at the family friendly La Jolla Brewhouse!!! La Jolla Brewhouse will have some awesome beer specials for the evening and following the screening there will be a Q&A session with Scott Harrison.

Just in case you miss out this Thursday, you can catch another screening of the movie on April 17th at Sea Rocket Bistro in North Park. Cost for the screening is $10 per person which includes your first drink- your choice of draft beer, happy hour wine, or other.

We hope to see you at one of the events!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Meeting

Last month's meeting had such a wonderful turnout! Every seat was filled and then some. Here we all are starting top row clockwise: Bill, Kyle, Bonnie, Kate, Alicia, Jon, Alexis, Scott, Chris, Maya, Kathy, Robbyn, Elizabeth, Sarah, Jayung, Chelsea, Marisa, Simone, Summer, Sarah D., and Paul.

Bill announced his transition from Chapter Coordinator to the national Rise Above Plastics Coordinator for Surfrider. We are eager to have him in this new role!!

We discussed some opportunities for recognizing local restaurants in Solana Beach that are Eco-friendly and how we can use them as an example for those that might need some guidance. One business that is leading the way, is the Albertsons in Alpine. This Albertsons is one of two that will stop offering paper or plastic bags to their customers. For more details, check out the article on

We finalized the date for the 'Bag It' screening for April 14th at the family friendly La Jolla at 7pm. Don't miss out on this opportunity for a fantastic movie, great food, and wonderful company!

In April, Rise Above Plastics meeting will be held on the 12th at 7pm at the Encinitas Community Center. We will be reviewing a few PSAs for the CCEFS and would love your feedback. Look forward to seeing all you RAPers there!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

February RAP Meeting

Rappers gathered for February's meeting in a LEED certified green home in Encinitas. The home was beautiful, Eco-friendly, and really inspired us to come up with ideas to support our mission. The hot items that were up for discussion were Kids for Clean Water and future screenings of the film 'Bag It.' We look to educate our youth because they can shape the future. We hope that we can screen 'Bag It’ at a location near you soon. Our biggest opportunity for 2011 will be working towards a Styrofoam ban and educating our communities on the harmful impact it has. Next month’s meeting will be held on March 8th, location to be determined so stay tuned. We look forward to seeing you there!