Volunteer Spotlight – Sam Charlton

What’s your favourite outdoor activity? Surfing!
How long have you volunteered with Surfrider? 3 years
Why did you become involved? To meet other people in the area who love surfing and who are also environmentally conscious and active.
What was the last SFVI event you attended or volunteered at? Cadboro Bay beach clean-up on August 14th
What is your favourite SFVI event/activity? The Wave Hunt!
What is the #1 thing you are doing to save our oceans? I’m really conscious of trying my best not using single-use plastics. I’ve been washing and re-using ziplocks and all other bags for at least 15 years!
What is your #1 tip to reduce single-use plastic use? When you buy produce, don’t use a bag at all, just put all your veg right in your cart.
Name a local business you support because of their environmental practices? I support The Rootcellar  because they source a lot of their product from local farmers. This reduces the food miles associated with what they sell, and it also means that there is a lot less packaging involved in transporting the food that they sell.