Living With A Cause

LIB is happy to welcome back Living With A Cause (aka Booth With A Cause from last year’s event) where you can find information on these organizations and find out the ways they are helping to support our environment!


surfrider-logoA little over 25 years ago three people in Malibu, California found out that their favorite wave was about to be destroyed. Think about that for a second. Think about something you love… something that gives you enjoyment. Taken away. First Point, the quintessential perfect, California wave was about to be destroyed. Those three people organized and worked with the local municipalities until they were satisfied that their efforts to preserve that iconic wave would be successful.


Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. You can think about that as three concepts. “Protection and enjoyment”, we don’t want to put a velvet rope around a beach and tell people to keep off. We’re surfers, we’re beach goers, we’re watermen… we enjoy the coasts. We’re a user group. Next up is “oceans, waves and beaches.” Think coastlines, we’re engaged with environmental issues that affect our coastlines. “Powerful activist network” speaks to how we go about this mission. We are a grassroots organization. We’re local in many coastal regions.



Bring Your Own Bag The Bring Your Own Bag program was created by InStore Products to further assist retailers in reducing supply costs, waste, and increasing efficiencies at the check-out. Bring Your Own Bags are multi-use, reusable, recyclable and eco friendly shopping bags. All BYOB bags are non-toxic and safe for people and the environment.

Bring Your Own Bags help eliminate plastic bags by offering a fresh, fun, fully customizable bag that your customers will be proud to carry and use again and again. Currently you can find reusable Bring Your Own Bags in over 12,000 locations across
North America.








nextaid-logoNEXTAID: Using the beats of our generation to provide hope for the next. NextAid is an LA based nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of music to support sustainable development projects that serve vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa.

Complete mission statement:

NextAid’s mission is to improve the lives of children and youth in Africa by promoting and implementing sustainable solutions. NextAid raises awareness for, and partners with, community-based projects and grassroots organizations in Africa and believes that an integrated approach is the best formula for establishing real and lasting change. Through music events and public education initiatives internationally, NextAid provides empowering opportunities for concerned individuals to make a difference.


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Kawangware Vision Center
Since 2008, NextAid has collaborated with the Kawangware Vision Centre (KVC) in the Kawangware slum bordering Nairobi, Kenya. KVC is a locally created and managed organization started by former street children to provide positive opportunities to get youths off the streets and support vulnerable children at risk of engaging in street life. The organization runs a micro-business making silkscreened gift bags out of recycled paper. NextAid has partnered with KVC to build a new “green” workshop and multipurpose facility to expand their operation and ultimately serve more youth. More info:


Maternal and Reproductive Health
In collaboration with the First Ladies Initiative, NextAid is helping to bring much needed resources and support to the women, girls, and mothers of Africa. We are working closely with select African First Ladies to support existing programs and establish new projects that target women and girls’ reproductive health. These projects, supporting the global movement towards achieving Millennium Development Goal #5 (reduction of maternal mortality), engages grassroots activism, high-level advocacy and creative design to show impact and inspire change. Currently, projects are being developed in collaboration with the First Ladies of Sierra Leone and Namibia.



Critical Beats
LightningInYourEarCritical Beats unites artists from around the world to communicate the critical need to address climate change and inspire immediate action. For over 3-years CB has focused on preserving the Amazon rainforest by facilitating musical collaboration between indigenous South Americans and well-known electronic producers from around the world. They’ve fostered several cross-cultural music dialogues that weave ancient sounds with modern beats, connecting listeners to the hearts and the prayers of Amazon caretakers and the land.


Most recently the San Francisco based non-profit is working with Bluetech to raise funds for social and environmental justice in remote villages in Ecuador who struggle against corporate and political interests that threaten their homeland and way of life. Additionally, proceeds from LIB’s Lightning In Your Ear album go to CB’s efforts in the Amazon. For more information visit  Follow Critical Beats on Facebook.



Do ArT Foundation
Do ArT logo Do ArT is a not-for-profit social enterprise created in 2010 to produce, manage and direct events, programs and exhibitions for the purpose of developing artist-audience relationships throughout local and international communities. Passionate about promoting all contemporary art-forms and their hybrids, Do ArT recognizes the need for exemplary productions that create important cultural happenings. With the assistance of commercial partners, cultural institutions and like-minded individuals and organizations, Do ArT strives to engage Angelenos in cultural events that foster creative expression.


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