Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tidal Wave of Trash

As the 2011 Huntington Beach Independence Day Parade marks the completion date for our Tidal Wave of Trash, we wanted to post some of the more finalized photo versions of the wave.

We are in need some some weatherproofing ideas to seal the outside of the wave to withstand the elements.

The Refurbished Rubbish girls can be reached at

Now that the parade is behind us, we have many plans in store for the wave. After seeing the reaction and receiving such positive feedback on the impact of the wave, we know that there is a lot in store for us. We are very gracious for all of the help friends and family have put into this with us, and we can't wait to keep this up.

These scupltures are not only no impact, but negative impact. With this form of art we are not only removing this waste from our earth but turning it into an influential example of how important it is to change the way we see trash, how we dispose of it, how much of it is out there, and how badly it needs to be removed from nature.

It is a long road ahead of us, but we're doing our best to make our mark.

Once again, artists Tierney Moses and Hannah Cosner can be reached at

Thank you and stay in touch! We're all in this together!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Over 1,300

One of the items of trash that was very repetitive in the sorting of trash was bottle caps.  Many recognizable drinks such as Gatorade, Dasani, and CocaCola just to name a few.  We have collected over 1,300 caps total!  Please remember to toss your bottle and caps in the proper bins.   


The Tidal Wave of Trash as opened many eyes and made it to the cover of the Huntington Beach Independent.  We are also in the LA Times, and made the 10 o'clock news on KTLA5 News station.  Hope everyone in the local area got to the photos and article.  Here are the images used in the article and a link to its page, hbindependent

Fourth of July Parade

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!  We would like to thank Farmers & Merchants bank for sponsoring our float entry at the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade.  We are excited to announce our first place award as well!  We had wonderful volunteers walking the entire parade picking up trash along the way to help promote our Rise Against Plastic cause and we'd like to give thanks for their efforts.  
We had an amazing reaction from the crowd as we drove by and feel we have reached out to many during this parade.  If anyone has any photos taken from the crowd please email them to
Working late July 3rd to prepare the float

Our amazing volunteers walking the entire parade picking up trash along the way

 Surfrider team and Farmer & Merchants Bank team
 First Place Award for Service Category
from left to right: Tierney Moses, Tony Soriano, Hannah Cosner