Whether it’s taking part in a local event, working with us on something new, or going DIY in a group, or solo – every penny you raise counts.
At Surfers Against Sewage our vision is clear. A world where the ocean thrives, so people can too.
To make that happen we need to work together. Which is where Ocean Activists come in…
Change can’t happen without people power. As a campaigning organisation, we know that building a passionate community of ocean lovers, who are willing to take a stand in whatever way they can, is key to turning the tide.
We come to people where they are and connect with them on the issues that matter. The waterways in their local communities, the plastic in their outdoor spaces, the challenges they are up against because of the climate crisis. We are honest and open about the threats our planet faces, but we also show that there are things we can all do to help make change happen.
It’s this groundswell of actions, taken over and over again, that makes our Ocean Activists so valued and vital. Together we know we make a difference. We’ve seen it happen.
Where are we?
Everywhere. But for us, everywhere isn’t just about geography. From Cornwall to London, from Birmingham to the outer Hebrides, it’s not only about the places people live, but the worlds in which they operate, and can have an impact. It’s schools. Businesses. Universities. Clubs. Factories. Boardrooms. Parliaments. Armchairs. Desktops. Beaches. Rivers. Pavements. Fells. It’s spheres of influence on a micro and macro level.
Our Ocean Activists are school kids and policy makers. Surfing students and working parents. City lovers and country dwellers, and everyone in between. You can read our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement here.
Together we are making everywhere count.
Am I an Ocean Activist?
Whatever your connection with the ocean, if you are dissatisfied with the way things are, if you care about the ocean and its plight, and if you want to do your bit to change things, then you can be an Ocean Activist.
From signing petitions and taking part in cleans, to emailing your MP to demand action, and protesting against water companies, there are all sorts of ways you can be an Ocean Activist. And the more you do, the more of a difference you’ll make.