10 Beeswax-based surf waxes for your stick!

Beeswax-based surf waxes are a fun way to support a beekeeper, and keep your board surf ready all-in-one!

These purchases include oodles of hugs and good love for caring for one of Earth's most helpful creatures. 

 

And to think, all while working on your tan to boot!

Honeybear surfboard wax
Goods from surfer and beekeeper Christ Hurst, of Honeybear surf. Sustainable surf wax made from beeswax.
YEW! Stoked
Surf wax made from beeswax... buzzing!!! Fight colony collapse, help save the planet, and surf like a pro!
Matunas
Matunas, home of the world's first 100% natural organic surf wax, and other sustainable products. 
Bee Swell surf wax
Grip-Bee is their extra grippy wake and river surfing wax. A cold water wax that packs a punch. Switch to eco-friendly wax.
Sugar Daddies honey company
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Hive & Body beeswax surf wax at Heritage Goods & Supply
Famous surf wax formula is ocean safe and reef safe. Hive & Body
Kühl Wax
Made with beeswax and plant materials, Kühl Wax is sold as a waterproofing stick for your clothes, but we're sure it'll add a  little grip to your stick. 
Viscid surf wax.
Hand poured, local to sunny Johns Island, South Carolina.
Stingy Ring
The wax is chemical and plastic free. They also have a sister company at www.waxhivewraps.com for more bee products.
Cannabax surf wax
Two brothers + two main ingredients, hemp & beeswax. Brothers with passions for surfing and chemistry respectably, join together to make a natural 'stick' while ensuring respect for our oceans.
The author's first attempt at honey harvesting.
Elementz Live podcast
Elementz SA is a San Antonio based nonprofit with a mission of helping others to live sustainably. The idea for beeswax surf wax came up as we began to harvest our backyard beehive. We first ordered a sample to see how the consistency compared to regular surf wax. At home in Texas, we promote sustainability and sustainable movers and shakers. To hear our podcast lookup Elementz Live on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
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Local mattress recycler makes up-cycled dog beds.

Local mattress recycler, Re-mat Recycle, up-cycles discarded mattresses into memory foam dog beds.

San Antonio local mattress recycler makes upcycled dog beds.

Local mattress recycler Chris Moken has just come up with a wonderful new bunk for that best good boy or girl in your home.

Re-Mat is a local San Antonio nonprofit mattress recycling firm best known for their efforts to rid the streets of unsightly discarded mattresses. Re-Mat is also known for helping to keep those same mattresses from over-stuffing our landfills.

This Saturday starting at eleven a.m., Chris and other local ethical vendors will be selling items through the Good Market Christmas in July, a virtual pop-up.

Fair trade textiles, leather goods, dog treats, handmade toffees, chocolates, purses and more will all be available, in addition to the dog beds.

A great opportunity to tune-in, meet and support some local makers San Antonio.

The virtual pop-up event is hosted by the Ethical Network of San Antonio.

A wonderful event if you are looking for a place to interact with local doers, who are practicing things like slow fashion, fair trade, and ethical business here in SA.

If you recognize Chris from the mattress deconstruction video above, you'll know he's part of the team here at Elementz SA.

It's so great to see Chris and all of the other vendors contributing to a circular economy, and other fair practices.

Each time you shop and support artisans at a local market place like this, you are truly voting with your dollars for the world you'd like to see.

We love Chris, and we hope you'll support his mission to recycle mattresses too! Your pet will thank you later.

Civic courage: Act now.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Civic courage: act now is a call to action. When you hold a candle you need both hands. you have to guard the flame…you can’t hold a club or stone at the same time. Inspired by reading in Eco Mind, (Frances Moore Lappé) we tap into the thought that breaking from the pack is terrifying for humans. Read this excerpt, a journal entry from then 14 year-old Markuz Leagel, writing of his parents and his experience, just four weeks ahead of the November 9th, 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.  
Thousands of people gather. They’re here to pray. They’re praying for peace. The prayer is set to start at 6 p.m. The idea is to use the Nicolai church, but that’s already full and it’s still only four o’clock. We go down to the church of St. Thomas. That’s full too, but we manage to find a space. Mum, dad, and me. We’re a family. Not just us, but everyone. Everyone in EVERy church at the moment. (186-188, Lappé, 2011)
He continues on quoting a minister as saying, ” When you hold a candle you need both hands. You have to guard the flame…. You can’t hold a stone or a club at the same time…. The army fighting patrols and police were drawn in, started conversations and retreated.” And then he continued:  
“Thousands of people…lay their candles at the feet of the armed soldiers and police. The steps of the Stasi (state security) building – the organization that spied on, abused and sold people out- are now awash with candles. It looks like a river of peace and light.”
As we have evolved by responding to nature, to cooperate, to empathize, to feel useful- so much so that we evolved in tribes. Valuing the success of the pack over all else, we have at times lost backbone when testing ideas that aren’t congruent with the whole. A mere four weeks following Markus account, the Berlin Wall fell, and soon thereafter a leader in the collapsed East German regime, Horst Sindermann, acknowledged, “We had planned everything. We were prepared for any eventuality. Any except for candles and prayers.” How may we apply this lesson when thinking of how to live more sustainably? In these current times when group-think maybe leading us over an ecological edge, amongst other perils- again, how do we break free? We choose to be different. We must believe in ourselves and have courage to act differently, to stand up prodding, and pushing back against a global culture of intimidation, and centralized corporate dominance. Now is the time for civic courage. We must re-frame not only our ecological worldview, but our natural fear response as well. To act prudently. To act with our planets interest at heart will take courage. Surely you have seen the now famous Youtube video of the guy who starts dance party at a rave. It takes courage to act differently. It takes courage to stand out, and be viewed as weird or separate from the pack. And as illustrated in that scene, one person inspired two, which in turn inspired the pack to realize how similar they were, and that when aligning their spirit of fun, dance, and community – the pack simply reemerged together as one, in unity for the greater good. This lone dancer showed courage (or at least knew how to let loose, and pay no mind to being viewed as different), and you too can show your civic courage by engaging in activities that may be viewed as different from the outset, yet are in alignment with your values. The rest of the pack will show up. Be brave. If you’d like to engage your civic courage muscles with us, please sign-up for our newsletter, and join us for our next Earth Element Day as we engage in service for a more sustainable future. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1572141020418{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6" css=".vc_custom_1572140905977{background-image: url(https://elementzfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_2944-684x1024.jpeg?id=345) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1572140989548{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][dt_soc_icons icon_align="left" soc_icon_gap_between="4px" css=".vc_custom_1571982205468{margin-left: 40px !important;}"][dt_single_soc_icon link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fpineapplehouseplatforms.com%2F||target:%20_blank|" dt_soc_icon="dt-icon-website" soc_icon_size="32px" soc_icon_bg_size="32px" soc_icon_border_width="1px" soc_icon_color="#81d742" soc_icon_border="n" soc_icon_bg="n" soc_icon_color_hover="rgba(0,0,0,0.75)" soc_icon_border_hover="n" soc_icon_bg_hover="n"][dt_single_soc_icon link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FPineappleHousePlatforms%2F||target:%20_blank|" dt_soc_icon="dt-icon-facebook" soc_icon_size="32px" soc_icon_bg_size="32px" soc_icon_border_width="1px" soc_icon_color="#1e73be" soc_icon_border="n" soc_icon_bg="n" soc_icon_color_hover="rgba(0,0,0,0.75)" soc_icon_border_hover="n" soc_icon_bg_hover="n"][dt_single_soc_icon link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fpineapplehouse_platforms%2F%3Fhl%3Den|||" dt_soc_icon="dt-icon-instagram" soc_icon_size="32px" soc_icon_bg_size="32px" soc_icon_border_width="1px" soc_icon_color="#dd9933" soc_icon_border="n" soc_icon_bg="n" soc_icon_color_hover="rgba(0,0,0,0.75)" soc_icon_border_hover="n" soc_icon_bg_hover="n"][/dt_soc_icons][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1571979770748{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}"]Brandon Vondera, is an event professional and creative director with Pineapple House Platforms. His interest in sustainability led him to want to host a Party with a Purpose. After meeting with Chris of Re-Mat Recycle, the two decided to join forces to bring you Elementz Fest.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

What is an Earth Element Day?

Scott Campbell aka DaddyDvill of Cadillac Muzik, putting in the grind at Gardopia Gardens for the 1st of 4 Earth Element days.

Elementz SA is a community organization with a flagship sustainable music and arts festival.

When attending an Elementz SA event you are surrounded with fellow Earth lovers. Meetups focus on sustainability related projects. Lots of hands-on learning opportunity.  

With this ethos,  an Earth Element Day is  a way for you to give-back.

A safe place to come together and commune with your neighbors over a shared goal of improving the community we live in.

With a day of service based on each of the elements; Earth, Water, Fire, and Air – there are plenty of opportunities for you to participate.

To find out more, simply follow along on our journey through this blog, or head on over to @Elementz_SATX on Instagram to see posts about how, when, and where you may get involved.

Earth Element Day is for everyone. Earth Element days are for you! Together, a small group of individuals can make a huge difference. What a great opportunity to be able to meet-up with other locals that believe in the power of living with purpose.

Please mingle with us at our next Earth Element Day, and also Saturday November 2nd, for Elementz music and arts festival.

Together we will make a difference.

Together we will radically improve the places, spaces, and landscape that make up San Antonio.

 

click here to visit the Elementz Live podcast page. Join our fb group to find Earth Element Day meetup information and times. 

 

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Brandon Vondera, is an event professional and creative director with Pineapple House Platforms. His interest in sustainability led him to want to host a Party with a Purpose. After meeting with Chris of Re-Mat Recycle, the two decided to join forces to bring you Elementz Fest.