Up Close with Dr. Chad Nelson, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation
July 21, 2015
Hosted by Chris Tinney
This week we get Up Close with the CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, Dr. Chad Nelson. Thirty years ago, a group of surfers from Malibu, California, were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats posed by escalating coastal development at their favorite surf spot and they took action. Not even they could have envisioned the history they were making when they succeeded in protecting their beloved surf spot. Since 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Today, Surfrider is even stronger with 84 chapters, plus 30 high school and college clubs, and more than 250,000 supporters, volunteers and activists around the country. In this fascinating interview Chad shares the challenges we face in our oceans and what we can do about it.
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Chris Tinney is a Harley-riding, wine-drinking, tie-loathing Vegan and host of Up Close with Chris Tinney.
“Up Close with Chris Tinney” is unique in that it exists to educate people about the environmental and social and challenges we face today and provide easy actions steps we can take today to walk more softly on our small planet.
We explore serious topics with serious people but make sure we always offer action steps you can take to be part of making a difference. Whether emailing your congressman or sharing a picture on social media you will always end each and every show knowing something you can do that matters.
Social responsibility had not yet been coined as a phrase when Chris Tinney started a brokerage firm and became one of the first stock brokers to specialize in socially responsible investing. It was then he first saw the power behind the simple choices business, community leaders and consumers make every day.
His later experience in Fortune 100 management, as a Radio Station News director and Founder of Spread Peace USA give him a unique perspective that he brings to the show every week.
He now serves on the board of Hotei Media Ltd, an ad agency serving nonprofits and as host of Up Close with Chris Tinney on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network and continues to ask everyone he meets, “Who can you help today?”