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Local Boy Goes Global

Remember Kyle Thiermann, the young Santa Cruz surfer who made a splash with his Claim Your Change project? His video about banking locally went viral on the Internet, and inspired $110 million to be transferred into local banks. Well, he’s at it again—this time by traveling to Sri Lanka where he’ll visit garment factories, promote shopping locally, and, of course, ride some waves. Check out his new blog, kylethiermann.com, to keep tabs on his travels, to see the “Claim Your Change” video, or to view his new video, “BP, You, and Me,” about how “your money could be funding the BP oil spill through where you bank.”

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