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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!

“Bag It” was a Hit!

We had a fantastic time and an enlightening conversation followed on from our screening of “Bag It” last Friday.

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All Our Energy and the BYO Bag LB Campaign Thank The City Of Long Beach, Councilman Anthony Eramo, Ryan Mc Tiernan, The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Surfrider Foundation Central LI Chapter, and sponsors Cybernet (http://www.cybernetny.com/)and EmPower Solar (www.empowersolar.com/).

Did you get your BYO Bag LB Bumper sticker???  Put one up and help show your support for this campaign!

Now we need your help to expand and show the widespread public support (that’s YOU)  that there is for eliminating single use plastic bag pollution.  Let’s make this a dinner table topic and transition Long Beach to a reusable bag culture!

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As of this week…THE CITY OF LONG BEACH IS HELPING SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN!  

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Thanks to Councilman Anthony Eramo, who has stepped up to bring our campaign to the public through official city channels, this campaign has just catapulted ahead dramatically!
The City of Long Beach will host a family-friendly screening of “Bag It” on the big screen at Long Beach CITY HALL Friday, March 4 at 7pm.   The City will promote it through their extensive channels.
Additionally, we thank The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, who are also backing and promoting this event and lending their help. 
Here’s how YOU can help: Join us as we RAMP UP all our outreach and host multiple events to coincide with this development and use this momentum to push this issue through to success.  

We must expand and show the widespread public support (that’s YOU)  that there is for this, and make this a dinner table topic to transition Long Beach to a reusable bag culture!Can you show your support and to help advocate with us?

For this date and others upcoming, we will need volunteers, and happy moviegoers alike. Please bring your friends, kids, everyone and tell and share with everyone you know. invite them right now at the event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741239379440120/Please reply to this email if you would like to join the volunteer team.

We have bumper/window stickers on the way and we hope you will display them to help raise awareness of the issue and let everyone know that you support this movement!  Can you display one?  Come to one of our upcoming events and get one!!! 

If you haven’t already, Please like and share the campaign’s Facebook page

With your help, we will be unstoppable!!