Dana Bourland wrote -
I am dedicating my training and 26.2 mile Big Sur Marathon run along the most beautiful coastline in the world to the Oceans. Help me support THE SURF RIDER FOUNDATION protect the health of one of our most important natural resources - the Oceans. http://www.surfrider.org
I spend most of my professional time working on solutions related to green affordable housing but this work occurs at the intersection of our environment. As Thoreau said "what good is a house if you don't have a planet to put it on?". We are hurting the oceans everyday when we toss away plastics, carelessly use toxic materials, and when we emit carbon emissions. I remember sitting on a remote island that took a day to sail to and watching plastics wash up on shore from the cruise ships that passed by miles away.
I have been wanting to run the Big Sur marathon for years because of its beautiful coastline view and I will finally be doing so this April. But after a recent trip to Tahiti I am reminded that we cant take our oceans for granted. Please join me in running for the oceans!
Big Sur Marathon