Locker Board and Ocean Unite
Carson started his company, Locker Board, and developed his first product, Streetubez, because of his love for the ocean. He started Locker Board to help pay for his surf lessons and surf contests. He developed Streetubez because he wanted to surf anywhere, anytime. That's why we donate a portion of proceeds from Locker Board to Ocean Unite.
The Ocean is everyone's business. In fact, it is probably the biggest business in the world, with an estimated economic output of US$2.5 trillion per year (that's 5% of global GDP).
It also gives us life. It provides half the oxygen we breathe, it has absorbed a quarter of our CO2 emissions, it provides jobs and livelihoods and puts food on our plates.
But it is in danger. You may not be able to see it from above the surface, but the threats are many and the risks are real: plastics are choking our sea life; pollution is causing ‘dead zones’; our corals are dying; climate change is heating our Ocean, making it more acidic; and too many boats are chasing fewer and fewer fish.
Ocean Unite is a non-profit that is uniting and activating powerful voices for ocean conservation. That's why Locker Board donates a portion of its proceeds to Ocean Unite.
Carson Kropfl and the #SaveSanO Movement
Carson created the #SaveSano Movement to help his home town of San Clemente, Ca get 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) stored in safe canisters and moved to a safe facility.
SONGS is one of the largest nuclear waste dumps in America. This nuclear waste sits right at one of Carson's favorite surf breaks, SanO.
Nuclear waste remains radioactive for 100's of thousands of years. Currently, spent nuclear fuel waste is stored unsafely in the U.S. in containers that were not designed for long-term storage. There are over 100 nuclear facilities in the US and no safe place to send their nuclear waste to. When these communities agreed to have nuclear generating stations built, they were told that the waste would be removed and taken to safe nuclear waste repositories.The government never built these storage facilities.
There are NO safe nuclear waste repositories anywhere in the US capable of storing nuclear waste. Now, all of these communities are stuck with the nuclear waste and their facilities were never designed to store it long-term. This is a national crisis.
There are over 450 nuclear power around the world that continue to generate tons of lethal nuclear waste, without solving the major waste storage problems. This is one of the most critical environmental issues facing mankind.
Join the #SaveSanO Movement and help get 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) stored in safe canisters and moved to a safe facility.
Carson Kropfl and Independent Youth Organization
Independent Youth Organization is a non-profit organization through which Carson educates other young people about the joys and challenges of starting a business.
IYO’s goal is to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurial innovators. Their mission is to generate entrepreneurial awareness and understanding among youth through an array of educational programs and hands-on experiences.
Visit Locker Board’s event page for Carson’s upcoming events.