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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.

 

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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

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**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.

Rally to say Bye Bye Bags and Hearing on a Bag Ordinance

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Tuesday 10/18/16
Rally @ 6pm, Hearing at 7pm
Long Beach City Hall
1 West Chester St, Long Beach, NY 11561

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On Tuesday October 18 at 6pm, we will rally outside Long Beach City Hall, then we will go in to the City Council hearing to make sure the City of Long Beach passes their reusable bag ordinance!

WE NEED YOU THERE and hope you can attend both!!! Be a part of making this a reality. Bring everyone you know!

Report: Nothing But Footprints Beach Clean Up

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Great work this weekend from the BYO Bag LB team with Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, the City of Long Beach.

The volunteer team removed over 70 lbs of trash, debris and recyclables and sent them to their proper disposal.

Thanks to our partners at Surfrider Foundation Central LI for the help and the reusable collection bags that avoid further unnecessary plastic pollution.

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Nothing But Footprints Beach Clean Up

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Saturday 10/8/16 9-11am.

1 National Blvd
(Beach at National Blvd)
Long Beach, NY 11561

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Join your neighbors and friends to make a difference for our beach, 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 Long Island Chapter, the City of Long Beach, New York (OFFICIAL) and the BYO Bag LB team to collect and document the trash we remove, and leave nothing but footprints.

Thanks to Gentle Brew Coffee refreshments will be served for volunteers.

BYO Bag LB Marsh Clean Up 

Joan had the catch of the day

Joan had the catch of the day

The BYO Bag LB team cleaned up some unbelievably trash and plastic polluted bay marsh land this past Saturday.   Led by Scott Bochner, with the help of Operation Splash, Surfrider Foundation- Central Long Island Chapter, Sludge Stoppers Task Force, All Our Energy, SunPower by EmPower Solar, and thanks to City of Long Beach, New York for support, we made a big difference in the cleanliness of one section of marsh.

Some of the brave volunteers from our Marsh/Bay clean up. In a short time, we pulled about 20 full size garbage bags of mostly plastic and styrofoam debris off of about 500 feet of marsh.

Some of the brave volunteers from our Marsh/Bay clean up. In a short time, we pulled about 20 full size garbage bags of mostly plastic and styrofoam debris off of about 500 feet of marsh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a short time, we pulled about 20 full size garbage bags of mostly plastic and styrofoam debris off of about 500 feet of marsh.

Scott Bochner, up to his hip boots in debris cleaned off the Marsh.

Scott Bochner, up to his hip boots in debris cleaned off the Marsh.

Hoses, foam seats, lots of #plastic and #styrofoamcup pieces, #plasticbottles, cigarette butts, and the dreaded shredded #plasticbag debris.

 

The dreaded, shredded, plastic bag debris.  Yuck!

The dreaded, shredded, plastic bag debris. Yuck!

Good work and also sad how much it needs to be done! Thanks to all who helped.

You are the movement: Bag It. Tonight. Bridgeworks!

A big crowd is expected tonight to see “Bag It” at Bridgeworks.  Come be a part of a fun night!

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Door prizes include signed Jack Johnson items(thank you Jack!), A Free Family Beach Pass from the City of Long Beach(Thank You City of Long Beach!), and more.

Bridgeworks have a great offer for you all- sign up for a monthly coworking package at Bridgeworks and receive a month free. For members interested in offices, security will be lessened to 1 month to reserve the office (rather than 2),  Any members interested can book a tour from this link:


Refreshments will be served. Parking is limited so we suggest teaming up with your neighbors and friends for a fun ride together!