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.
Every bag you help us give out eliminates 1000 needless checkout bags from ending up in our environment!
If we can give away 1000, it will eliminate 1 million throwaway bags
You can make this real, tangible impact a reality! Check it out at bit.ly/millionbags
A Big THANK YOU to those who have already donated!
With your help we will fill that need and give away appropriate bags, so everyone can participate and bring their own bag, be a steward of our environment, and proud member who protects our community.
The Long Beach checkout bag law takes effect in just 3 weeks!! We are preparing for the festivities around it. If you would like to join our team for the parade and the art build with our allies, please RSVP Here.
Our volunteer team has been going door to door to merchants to help them with the transition to reusable bags, partner with them for any questions and concerns they still have, and find solutions for bag giveaways. Susan and Joanne are pictured with Natalie Dangerfield (center), owner of Random LB. Also helping have been Jo, Karin, Karen, and Stacy. Thanks for your work to get this done!
Though we’re making progress, there just aren’t enough machine washable, grocery size, reusable bags coming available right now to make sure Long Beach smoothly transitions, and we need to make sure there are.
Join our crowdfund in partnership with Georgia Meckes and LI Greenmarket and help us get 1 million bags off the streets.
George Povall, Director of All Our Energy, was honored by Sierra Club Long Island Group as environmentalist of the year for 2016, citing worknon offshore wind and reducing plastic bag pollution.
“I thank Sierra Club Long Island Group for all you do and for all the support you’ve given myself and our organization, All Our Energy. I’m very honored to receive 2016 Environmentalist of the Year award, and very humbled to be recognized with the amazing Beth Fiteni of Green Inside And Out Consulting.”
“This is thanks to the work and dedication of so many people on our team who keep our work going with friendship and dedication,” he said, “and who make positive change a reality! Thank you also to Sally Keller for the spectacular watercolor. A very special day.”
Join our crowdfund in partnership with LI Greenmarket. Donate, and get word out. Every bag you help us give out eliminates 1000 needless checkout bags from ending up in our environment! You can make this real, tangible impact a reality! Check it out at bit.ly/millionbags
A Big THANK YOU to those who have already donated!
With the bag ordinance coming into effect in Long Beach on earth day (4/22/17), there is a huge need for reusable bags that are
1. good quality
3. shopping bag size
4. most eco-friendly material we can afford
5. easy to transport and remember to bring.
We are going to fill that need with your help, and with Earth day events coming up, we need bags to give away so everyone can bring their own bag and be a steward of our environment and proud member of our community.
If we can give out 1000 reusable bags it eliminates 1 million checkout bags.
Together, we do great things. I thank you for your support!
We’re very honored to announce on 3/18/17 All Our Energy’s Director, George Povall, will be awarded “Environmentalist of the Year” by Long Island Sierra Club at their Member Appreciation Luncheon, in great company sharing the title with Beth Fiteni of Green Inside And Out Consulting.
Sierra Club LI group have been huge supporters of our work at All Our Energy and we hope you will attend to support George, Beth, and Sierra Club members and their great work.
And of course, how can we thank you for all you’ve done, if you’re not there!
Saturday March 18, 2017 1-4pm
Seatuck Scully Estate
550 South Bay Avenue
Islip, New York, 11751
Suggested donation: $20.00
Mail check to:
Sierra Club Long Island Group
PO Box 172,
West Sayville, NY 11796-0172
1. Join as we organize events for the final stretch before the Long Beach bag law takes effect, and assure it succeeds!
It’s not over – there is a danger if we do not complete our work and connect with every community, break down barriers to acceptance, and provide SOLUTIONS for those who need them, that it may fail. We will not allow that to happen.
2. We will also organize and guide everyone how to generate high-impact comments to the public service commission due by March 6, and help reach out to others to get many more, so LIPA, through PSEG-LI, enact policies on the 8 points of their “Utility 2.0” plan to move to a utility model that moves to renewables and works for all LI’ers.