Green Team Program
The Green Team provides recycling support at surf contests and beach events. For several years, the Rob Machado Foundation has partnered with Solana Center to oversee recycling at the Switchfoot Bro-Am, a surf contest and beach concert attracting nearly 15,000 people.
By setting up temporary recycling stations and educating the public on what can be diverted, the Green Team diverted a record-breaking 83% of waste -- or 2,414 pounds -- from the landfill at the 2015 Bro-Am.
RMF + Solana Center introduced composting to the Bro-Am, sending 785 pounds of food to be composted rather than thrown away.
The Green Team brings together volunteers of all backgrounds, from ages nine to 75, and from near and far, including Mexico and Chicago.