Tag Archive for City of Long Beach

International Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 16, 2017

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Many thanks to our volunteers who helped get word out about the threats to the Long Beach area’s water supply-Marc(not pictured), Shelly, Joanne, Joan, and Stacy. Great work by The City of Long Beach and all the partner organizations who made it such a success- Fabien Cousteau and the FC Ocean Learning Center, Surfrider Central LI, Operation SPLASH, Ocean Conservancy, Littoral Society, and Skudin Surf and of course the work of middle school teacher and Stewards of the Sea’s Laura Swan and LB high school teacher extraordinaire Cody Onufrock.

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Ocean Frontiers III Screening Oct. 19, 2017

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Film Screening: Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Long Beach Public Library
111 West Park Ave, Long Beach, New York 11561

https://www.facebook.com/events/450507858651089/

Join All Our Energy, Surfrider Foundation Central LI, Operation SPLASH, and more for a truly unique and hopeful ocean film that chronicles efforts to plan for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

It explores the intersection of national security, maritime commerce, fishing, and recreation, plus expanding industries such as offshore wind energy and aquaculture, coupled with scientific discovery. The film tells the story of how ocean planning helps us manage and balance all the uses of our ocean to keep it thriving for generations to come.

Savor rare underwater footage of stunning marine life along the coast from Virginia to Maine and hear from a range of people who are leading the way to a sustainable and thriving ocean.

Stay after the film for an enlightening panel discussion with question and answer session, featuring diverse experts:
-Merry Camhi of Wildlife Conservation Society,
-Christer af Geijerstam of Statoil New York Offshore Wind Project,
-Matt Gove of Surfrider Foundation, and
-Captain John Mc Murray, Charter Captain and Legislative Commissioner on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

See You There!

Earth Day in Long Beach April 22, 2017

unnamedWhat a well attended and fun Earth day in Long Beach! Hundreds of people joined for the Jellyfish Jamboree Parade and the events at city hall as the bag law took effect. Thousands of bags were given away, and more are going out through city channels now.

Though a few are complaining about the bag law going into effect, the reports we have gotten back from actual retailers who do business are that the public reaction is much better than they expected and most people understand. We witnessed many, many people bringing their own bags shopping this weekend with smiles on their faces.

We remain committed to seeing city bag giveaways reach their intended targets and to addressing issues ourselves, and just delivered over 200 bags our volunteers sourced directly to seniors and organizations who otherwise might be left out.

Help us meet these needs and donate to our Reusable Bag Fund here

People’s Climate March: Long Beach, NY April 29, 2017

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We are definitely gearing up for a fun and meaningful time at the Long Beach People’s Climate March official sister event. Thanks to all who have stepped up to volunteer to make it a success.

All Our Energy invite you to join us and Sierra Club Beyond Coal, Long Island Progressive Coalition, Sane Energy Project, Interfaith Power and Light, NY Communities for Change and many more for the official People’s Climate March sister event in LONG BEACH on 4/29/17 at 10am.
Bring your signs, your art, your smiles, and some friends to stand up for who and what we love.
Together we are going to have fun, and make the world we want a reality!

Make Art for Earth April 11, 2017

On Tuesday 4/11/17, Laura Swan and Stewards of the Sea will host an art build to make signs and visuals for both that and Earth Day events.

Report: December 2016 Beach Sweep

decgroup Thanks to all that came out to our December Beach Sweep, including Councilwoman Anissa Moore!
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94 lbs of yucky garbage, plastic bags, recyclables and debris removed.
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Okay just a tire, but we’re trying to get into the season.
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Thanks to our partners The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, Surfrider Foundation- Central Long Island Chapter,City of Long Beach, New York (OFFICIAL) and the BYO Bag LB team.

Event: December Beach Sweep

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Saturday December 3. 2016 10am
December Beach Sweep
1 Neptune Blvd, (at the beach)
Long Beach, NY 11561

Join our final beach clean up of the season.

All Our Energy, the BYO Bag LB campaign, Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, Surfrider Foundation Central LI Chapter, the City of Long Beach and others will get out to clean the beach one last time for 2016. Let’s make it count!

Report: Brighten the Bay Clean Up

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Saturday November 5, 2016 was the “Brighten the Bay” clean up on the Long Beach Bay front.

Can you guess how many pounds of trash and recyclables were removed?

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Considering we had all our buckets completely filled within 5 minutes and had to make an emergency run for more contractor bags, If you said anything less than 1,100 pounds, it would be too low. Yes, that’s not a typo- eleven hundred.
There were empty propane tanks, bicycles, furniture, engine parts, dock materials, building materials, and all sorts of other discarded items.
We also compiled 5 contractor bags of recyclable bottles, cans, metals, plastics, etc.

 

img_6061Thanks to Surfrider Foundation- Central Long Island Chapter, The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, BYO Bag LB, Long Beach Martin Luther King Center and the City of Long Beach for coming together for this.
Together, we all made a huge difference!

Event: Brighten the Bay Clean Up

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Saturday 11/5/16 at 10am

Brighten the Bay: Bay Front Clean Up

Riverside Blvd at the Bay- Under the water tower.
800 Riverside Blvd, Long Beach, NY for google maps

RSVP Here

**Protective boots and gloves strongly recommended for waterline area, with plenty of other nearby cleanup needed for those without.

Join your neighbors and friends. Make a difference for our bayfront, our residents, and our wildlife; and contribute the results to science. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation will join All Our Energy, Surfrider Foundation – Central LI, The City of Long Beach and the BYO Bag LB team to collect and document the trash we remove. Be part of it- All materials supplied, all ages welcome with an adult.

Long Beach Bag Ordinance Passed

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Thanks to YOU and your voices, an amazing team who did so much work, with some smart officials, and the support of the business community, The City of Long Beach unanimously passed their checkout bag law Tuesday October 18, 2016!

Thanks are in order!

First, I want to thank the Long Beach City Council who listened, were forward-thinking and who took action to be the leaders on this issue as the first municipality in Nassau to do so.
Thank You to Vice President Anthony Eramo, whose early declaration made it a priority this year and who helped bring our campaign into the city, Eileen Goggin, who helped host more events, Council President Len Torres, Council Members Scott Mandel and Anissa Moore for your attention and perseverance to get this done. Thank you all for your leadership!! The community really came together and you are the reason.

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Thanks also to City Manager Jack Schnirman and staff Ryan Mc Tiernan who was instrumental in all of this.

Thank you to All Our Energy’s campaign partners Surfrider Foundation Central LI Chapter and Sierra Club Long Island Group whose financial, technical, and moral support pushed this campaign through to victory.
I thank the other members of the BYO Bag LB leadership team- Amanda Moore, Scott Bochner and Tara Bono for the amazing efforts you have delivered to help this succeed, and my wife, Barbara Hackett, who lived with this campaign 24-7 and helped more than anyone could know. Thank you!

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We had some incredible volunteers working on this, and none gave more than Stacy Russo, Joanne Moore, Joan Monahan, Robin Csabon, Jo Eisman, and James Mangels, with help and support from All Our Energy team leader Matt Kearns.
We were inspired with artwork from Laura Swan and Stewards of the Sea throughout this process that made it vibrant and heartwarming. Thank You.
Thanks to the youth team, especially Fin Ashmead, Mia Mangels, Noele Micheman, and Lucy Tomicick.
Thank you, to the Long Beach Chamber and so many members who have been instrumental in helping the business community come together.

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Some individuals who helped make a big difference- Sam Pinto, Bernadette Martin, Georgia Meckes, Joey Naham, Kelly Sullivan, Liz Treston, Mary Velosovitch, Nancy Schulman, Dieter Von Lehsten, and many others, I’m sorry if you’ve been left out!

I want to thank the other businesses and organizations that have been so supportive – Sunpower by Empower Solar who have hosted so many meetings and sponsored events. Thanks to event partners Gentle Brew Coffee, Cybernet, East Park Chiropractic, Lift, Bridgeworks, Long Beach International Film Festival who all supported the campaign and we really appreciate it!

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We got so much support from organizations, too- Sane Energy Project, Long Island Progressive Coalition, Arts in the Plaza, Long Beach Farmers Market, Long Beach Martin Luther King Center, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Long Beach Parks and Recreation, St James of Jerusalem Episcopal Church, Key Food East, and Key Food West.

This is FAR from everyone, so simply by reading this, know I thank you for your support and involvement!

 

So now what?

Well, this work is far from done.

We have 1000 low income residents that need -a full set of reusable bags- and our help to get them.

We have many people who still have no idea about this.

We have merchants still unaware or with concerns.

We will be here to help the transition happen so it STICKS and becomes part of our culture. Hopefully at the same time it will raise consciousness of all plastic, waste, energy, air and water and many other environmental issues and help people address those issues as well.
For now, its enough to say- we did it- all of us, I’m glad we took the journey together.

Thank you all.