Surfers for the Great Lakes Longsleeve


This recycled, carbon neutral tee is not only an epic textile and a fantastic, psycho comfortable wear, but it has a message, too! This is a ready for action tee – from climate march to couch. So, come on now; throw this guy on, and push up those sleeves… we’ve got work to do.

We really hope this will be the last time we have to print this tee. #shutdownline5

  • 50% Recycled Polyester x 50% Recycled Cotton
    • Created from taking scraps from the cutting room floor, adding in some recycled poly, then staying true to the original t-shirt color by not re-dying it as to save on water usage and energy.
  • Insanely soft, and striving for sustainability!
    • To create a great product, it’s necessary to move raw materials and finished product from one place to another. However, the carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels (from boats, trucks, etc.) is harmful to the planet.
      • To help balance the harm, this wicked awesome company offsets using Carbon Fund is a non-profit that uses third-party certification to calculate the footprint of our product’s initial raw materials to its end-of-life. The initial offset supports a renewable energy project that installs wind turbines in India.

Surfers for the Great Lakes is a loose organization of passionate surfers and watermen who rely on the Great Lakes for their livelihoods, and wish to turn their passions to purpose to protect their playground.

Our Surfers for the Great Lakes line is currently focused on the efforts to shut down Line 5- the decrepit and corroded 70 year old pipeline carrying nearly 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids daily through the heart of the Great Lakes, in the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. It’s here, at depths between 100 and 270 feet, where it is stressed by strong currents, corrosion, and prone to anchor strikes.

Despite the claims from the greedy Canadian oil company, Enbridge, Inc., Line 5’s products mostly serve Canada, and use Michigan as a shortcut for the pipeline, with less than 10 percent of the oil used in Michigan. Enbridge has been illegally trespassing and continuing to operate Line 5 in the state of Michigan since Wednesday, May 12th, 2021.

Governor Whitmer could not have said it better: “So long as oil is flowing through the pipelines, there is a very real threat of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes”.

20% of the world’s surface fresh water, drinking water for 5 million Michigan residents, the Pure Michigan tourist economy, fishing industry, and a thriving ecosystem… You know what is at stake. It is time to come together, shed some light, spread awareness, and shut down Line 5.










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