Help Rockville Centre transition to a reusable bag culture!

All Our Energy’s Bring Your Own Bag Rockville Centre team have been very active to transition Rockville Centre to a reusable bag culture.

Now, you can sign the petition and share it here: allourenergy.com/rvcbags

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Our volunteers Shelley and Randy and the whole team have been visiting merchants in Rockville Centre and getting much agreement that a transition to reusable bags would benefit the Village of RVC!

Now it’s time for you to sign the petition and take the pledge, too! Help make it a no-brainer for officials to make the change!

Next, we we show “Bag It” at the Rockville Centre Public Library. heres the facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1658656800859309/

Come check it out!

Use your words: help stop off shore oil and gas drilling!!!

Help stop off shore oil and gas drilling!!!

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Great turnout and rally last week! Now its time for you to take the next step!

Thank you to our volunteers, friends and the numerous organizations who attended last week’s hearing in Smithtown and spoke out! Special thanks to Assembly Members Engelbright, Pellegrino, and D’Urso who brought it all together to give Long Island a voice. Without them, the only hearing on offshore drilling in New York would have been 186 miles from the coast, in Albany.

YOU MUST MAKE YOUR COMMENTS HEARD NOW!

The Trump administration wants to open all offshore ocean areas, as close as 3 miles, to off shore oil and gas drilling leases. The comment period is open now for oil and gas exploration environmental considerations.

Leave your direct comments by the March 9, 2018 deadline:
https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=BOEM-2017-0074-0001

And find instructions here:
https://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Comment/#submitcomments
Click here for our testimony from the hearing:

Make your voice heard!

 

State of the State

So-so State Of The State.
Yes, we have proposed deadlines for procurement of offshore wind, likely off Long Beach for 2018, and 2019. These are just PROPOSALS so don’t get too excited. Pressure and public support will still be needed to make this a reality, as NY does not have a good track record on delivering what is promised in the already too long time frame given.
Overall, it honestly could be much better and we honestly need much better. We will continue to push for more, faster, and to stop any disastrous investments in fossil fuels our children will be saddled with the financial and climate costs for.

The good news is yes- we CAN do something about all these issues, you can help be the change. We are making huge strides in cleaning up our towns and waterways and helping everyday people become better aware of environmental issues and become involved in them, on our reusable bag campaigns, which are succeeding in making change.

Please get involved with our campaigns and make your voice heard. You can volunteer to help here.

Plastic Bag Upcycling Event Jan. 20, 2018 and Bag It Screening in Sea Cliff Jan. 25, 2018

SAVE THE DATES!

JANUARY 20 2-4 PM
Hands-on art demonstrations
Kathleen Diresta Collective art installation @ Creative Arts Studio
Plastic bag upcycling event.
Barb Karyo will demonstrate for adults how to crochet reusable bags from plastic bags and teach anyone interested how.
Lori Pappas will lead a children’s workshop where kids will create unique art from recycled items

JANUARY 25 7PM
New Screening of Bag It Movie with the Village of Sea Cliff

RVC Bag It Screening Jan. 9, 2018

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Can Rockville Centre address single use plastic and other checkout bag pollution?

We’re going to find out!

Join Us Tonight, January 9, 2018 at 7pm to start the discussion

Turn Of The Corkscrew
110 N Park Ave,
Rockville Centre, New York 11570

We hope you can make it and become part of the movement as we officially start our grassroots reusable bag campaign in Rockville Centre. Help us eliminate needless single use plastic and other checkout bag pollution so we do not continue to harm our environment.

Have friends there? Know someone there we should talk to? Just reply and let us know!

January 5th and It’s Already Happening!!!

REGULATORY ROLLBACK BY FEDS
We knew it would NOT be good news when the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced a briefing yesterday on 30 minutes notice.

Apparently your ocean (Yes, including the Atlantic) is being made great again for gas and oil drilling, spills, pollution and everything else that comes with it- huge rollbacks in regulations by executive orders, effective immediately and revoking previous moderated plans.
We will be opposing this at every possible turn and will be joining our allies to bring the public together to stop this.
https://www.boem.gov/National-Program/

NYC TRYING TO TAP GROUNDWATER SHARED WITH LI
NYC is moving forward with plans to reopen their access to Nassau County’s drinking water, including the fragile, last remaining source for Long Beach and several other towns. They plan to effectively remove 60% the amount that Nassau does daily. This will have a huge impact.
See article: NYC seeks renewal of permit to tap groundwater shared with LI

In spite of what we were working towards this fall, there now doesn’t seem to be any hearings needed, so our petition may be one of only a few ways to stand up against this.
YOUR VOICE WILL BE IMPORTANT TO GETTING OUR WATER PROTECTED. CONSIDERING ONLY 28 PEOPLE INCLUDING OFFICIALS WENT TO THE JUNE HEARING, DO NOT ASSUME YOUR CONCERNS ARE BEING HEARD.
If you haven’t already, please sign and share our petition here. If you have, please share it now.

On to 2018!!!

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What a 2017 its been! Now we build, for a big 2018.

From renewable energy advocacy and expansion, to climate actions and protection of our local environment, we did so much together with you.
And we’ve done it all through the incredible efforts of our volunteer teams. Your support provides the materials and supplies that they need to make change a reality.

As 2017 began, we built community.
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Our volunteers reached out to over 150 merchants about the Long Beach Bag law- work no one else would do.
We turned out 80% of the comments on the LIPA & PSEG LI revised plan to include more renewables.
Then we put our fundraising efforts into machine washable reusable bags for those who needed them, instead of our operations…
Because it all needed to be DONE.
None would have happened without our team.

SPRING CLIMATE CHANGED

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We helped kick off the Long Beach Bag Law with help from so many on Earth Day.
The next week we helped 1000 successfully join the People’s Climate March in Long Beach with our partner organizations.
With those partners, we organized the LI Climate Summit, where over 200 attendees workshopped on ways to address climate change.

SUMMER OF SUN
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With help from our friends at EmPower Solar we launched a far-reaching talk on Long Island community solar.
We helped drive public turnout to hear about the Off Shore Wind Farm off Long Beach
Our Nassau-County-wide reusable bag campaign kicked off in Sea Cliff and Lynbrook, including building teams of local volunteers.
We joined in the Long Beach edition of International Coastal Clean Up day with many incredible partners.

FALL TO NOW

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We brought together many partners for the local screening of “Ocean Frontiers 3”, with an amazing panel discussion.
Our Sea Cliff Team made huge strides meeting 600 petition signers in one day, with additional events now involving the Village of Sea Cliff.
We helped remove over 300 pounds of recyclables & trash with the Town of Hempstead at Lido Town Beach
We raised another 900 bags donated from companies, making the total given away this year to over 1600 so everyone can bring their own bag!!

As we go into the new year, support is needed for All Our Energy’s important work to continue into 2018. As a 501c3 organization, all donations to All Our Energy are tax deductible.

You can click here to make a donation.

Thank you for being there with us.

Bag It Screening in Rockville Centre January 9, 2018

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We are also pleased to announce our first Bag It screening and discussion on eliminating needless single use bags in Rockville Centre on January 9. (see above)

Were going to find out if RVC can eliminate needless single use bags. Who’s in?

Reusable Bag Donations Made to Local Charitable Organizations Dec. 19, 2017

Today we are making the last deliveries of reusable bags to local charitable organizations for holiday distribution.

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This campaign raised 900 reusable bags from local establishments to help low, moderate, and fixed income families, neighbors and friends own reusable bags.

Thanks to our volunteers who made the contacts, asked for donations, picked them up, attached reusable bag education information, and delivered these! They go where they were needed most and will help everyone bring their own bag from now on.

We want to Thank our reusable bag donors: Steve Madden, Rising Tide Sea Cliff, Sherlock Homes Realty Sea Cliff, Daniel Gale Sotheby International Realty Sea Cliff, Trader Joe’s Oceanside, Wild By Nature Oceanside, Stop n Shop Long Beach, Key Food West End Long Beach, Zwanger Pesiri Radiology Lynbrook, and Avalon Towers Long Beach.

They’ve donated their company’s reusable bags to avoid needless throwaway bag pollution, and get reusable bags in circulation, and have been an invaluable part of this transformative change..

THANK YOU TO ALL!

Village Hall Meeting at Sea Cliff Dec. 11, 2017

Our Sea Cliff team made great strides last week, speaking at Village Hall. The Village of Sea Cliff is VERY interested in eliminating checkout bag pollution.

We will be screening Bag It in conjunction with the Village on January 25. Stay tuned for more details.