Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence, a feminist bird-watching club, an inclusive surf school and more

Helsinki Plans to Use Seawater to Create Sustainable Heating Helsinki hopes to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and to do so the Finnish capital is planning on utilizing cold water from deep in the Baltic Sea to heat homes. Partnering with Spanish builder Acciona SA and infrastructure company YIT Oyj, the city’s power company Helen Oy will extract water from the seabed that remains at …

AWOW Stamp Hat

California-based surf therapy non-profit A Walk On Water (AWOW) continues to grow its East Coast presence with offerings at Rockaway Beach, Montauk and New Jersey’s Spring Lake. The organization provides kids with special needs and their families guided surf lessons by professionals—as well as other beach-centric activities. These are always free of charge, and aim to create empowering, joyful experiences but also long-lasting relationships. Proceeds …

Surf Sister’s Welcoming, Inclusive School in Tofino, Canada

This all-women team teaches all genders, ages and skill levels every day of the year

In November, the average temperature of the water in Tofino is 50 degrees, and it rains a lot—more than any other month. But for these reasons, November is actually one of the best times to visit the island and the surf capital of Canada. “One of the brilliant things about here is that when it’s sunny, it’s epic and there’s so much stuff to do,” …