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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 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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Ocean Health and Climate

Why Humans Should Care About Ocean Health

Did you know that over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans, and yet we have more scientific data about the surface of Mars and the Moon than we do about our own planet’s seafloors? How can that be? As evidenced by the estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic pollution our…
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Food Systems Respond to Covid-19

Reflections on our Global Food System in the Covid-19 Era

One of the many takeaways from the global Covid-19 pandemic will be how our current food system has failed us. The jarring images of empty grocery store shelves and videos of fistfights in the aisles will take their spot in the history books. Yet hopefully, we will remember this as the moment things changed for…
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Artistic ocean photography

Coronavirus Pandemic: Collective Calamity or Global Awakening?

Bodhi Surf + Yoga has made the commitment to keep our permanent staff (making 10 of us) despite our inability to operate normally. Until the time comes that travelers are able to safely and comfortably visit us, we will be working hard to create valuable resources to our network and beyond. If you enjoy them…
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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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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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Bodhi Surf + Yoga Corporate Social Environmental Responsibility

Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s 2018 Social & Environmental Initiatives Report

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we believe that we should all “be the change we want to see in the world”, individually and as organizations. Since our inception in 2010, Bodhi Surf + Yoga has had a true north of being more than just a business that operates to make money for its owners or…
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