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SELAL program in Uvita, Costa Rica

Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, when the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were first developed during the Paris Climate Accord, Bodhi Surf + Yoga was celebrating our fifth anniversary and quickly establishing ourselves as a business committed to environmental stewardship and community resilience. We have always situated ourselves in the global conversation on sustainability, and with our B Corp…
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Bodhi Surf + Yoga Best for the World

2021 Best for the World™ B Corp Recognition

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we are over the moon to have been recognized as one of the Best for the World™ B Corps of 2021! The Best for the World honorees are Certified B Corporation companies whose scores in one or more of the five impact areas assessed towards the certification reach the top…
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Bodhi Team International Surf Day

Celebrating 2021 International Surf Day with a Community Fundraising Event

This year, to celebrate International Surf Day on June 20, 2021, Bodhi Surf + Yoga held a fun fundraising event for our local community foundation, the Fundación SOMOS. Surfing is one of our passions and a large component of our livelihood. We felt it was fitting to utilize this activity to contribute to our community.…
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United Nations SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: What They Are and Why They Matter

In 2015, the United Nations held a conference in Paris, France where the governments of 190 countries gathered to discuss a global plan of action to address and overcome the impending challenges of climate change. The aim was to create a universal set of goals to reduce carbon emissions, conserve vital ecosystems, and improve the…
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Social and Environmental Justice at Bodhi Surf + Yoga

Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s Social Equity Statement

Dear stakeholders, The recent killing of George Floyd (among many others), as well as the ardent global response, have underscored the existence of an enduring and insidious problem — that modern society is fraught with systemic racism. As a travel company that focuses on teaching surfing and yoga in Costa Rica, many aspects of our…
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Bodhi Surf + Yoga B Corp Certified

Bodhi Surf + Yoga Achieves B Corporation Recertification

In November of 2019, we started our B Corp recertification process using the free B Impact Assessment (BIA) tool. It was the second time performing the assessment, the first being in late 2016. Recertification happens every three years, which is a relief as it is a rigorous and time-consuming process. This time, it took us…
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Marino Ballena National Park, Costa Rica

How Giving 1% for the Planet Works

Since of August 2018, Bodhi Surf + Yoga has been a proud member of the global network of 1% for the Planet. Because the work we do is grounded in environmental stewardship it was an easy decision and a great way to amplify our impact. More than 2,000 businesses and individuals around the world are…
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Bodhi Surf + Yoga community

6 Reasons You Should Support B Corporations

A few generations ago, when someone wanted to do good in the world and create change, they had two clear options: a life of politics or charity. Going into business was synonymous with greed, power, and profit. The economist Milton Friedman famously wrote in 1962 that “there is one and only one social responsibility of…
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B Corp Best For The World Community

Bodhi Surf + Yoga Honored with 2019 “Best For The World” Accolade

Bodhi Surf + Yoga is thrilled to have scored in the top 10% of all Certified B Corps in the Community category this year. This means that, for the third year in a row, we have received the “Best For The World” honor! From B Lab (the independent third party that certifies B Corps): “These…
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Bodhi Surf + Yoga environmental

Bodhi Surf + Yoga Achieves Carbon Neutrality, Urges Others to Follow Suit

Bodhi Surf + Yoga, while now a thriving small business, is at its core a passion project. It was founded as a way to share what we love with others. Additionally, it attracts enthusiastic staff and interns and has awakened passion and purpose in its guests. That fact more than any other is what makes…
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