Did you know San Francisco hosted the greenest surf contest ever, and possibly the greenest athletic event in the world? You may know that Kelly Slater won his 11th World Title (twice), but this is the story behind the story.
Do you know what it takes to create an athletic event which diverts 90% of waste away from the landfill? While waste diversion is just a piece of the puzzle (the entire event was run on 100% biofuel generators, bike and skateboard valet, among others), it required constant supervision and effort to reach the goal of 90%.
Local non-profits Sustainable Surf, the SF chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Wastebusters, and the Ocean Beach community came together to create the greenest World Championship Tour contest ever.
Check them out:
"They say it’s lonely out in space," said Elton John. A lonely space cadet sits in Stern Grove during Halloween celebrations October 28, 2011.
This is my take on this photo
This kid was going H.A.M. on these bubbles. Bucket-hat for extra style points.
My dog’s “shake-face”, again from a vacation.
Professional cyclist Bernard Van Ulden rides off the front of the main pack of riders on his way to winning the Pro Cat 1/2 race at the Giro Di San Francisco Monday September 9, 2011. Jon Weiand