Tag Archive for plastic pollution

Beneath the Surface: Plastic Pollution presentation July 30, 2018

Beneath the Surface

As Part of Plastic Free July, All Our Energy’s Bring Your Own Bag team welcome this presentation featuring Rob DiGiovanni, founder and chief scientist at Atlantic Marine Conservation Society. Come learn about our local marine environment and how it is negatively impacted by marine debris. Marine debris, such as littered items like straws and plastic water bottles, “ghost” fishing gear, and any other foreign objects just don’t belong in these natural marine ecosystems. Come learn about the detriments of marine debris, and how you can help us save marine wildlife by monitoring our beaches! Presented in partnership with Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Sierra Club LI Group, and Long Island Community Foundation

Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Tanglewood Preserve
1450 Tanglewood Rd,
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/193565337897284/

Rockville Center Bag It Screening July 23, 2018

As part of Plastic Free July, All Our Energy’s Bring Your Own Bag team present a free screening of the award winning, light-hearted, and funny movie “Bag It”. Come find out if your life is a little too plastic!

Rockville Centre Recreation Center
111 N Oceanside Rd,
Rockville Centre, New York 11570

rsvp: https://www.facebook.com/events/244832782764410/

Plastic Free July Continues

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Over 20 people have volunteered so far to share their stories and tips on our blog website.
How is your Plastic Free July going? It’s HARD! but so worth it. Our incredible volunteers are sharing their stories to help others find ways they too can be plastic free for July.. and every day.
Check out the corrected link here: liplasticfreejuly2018.wordpress.com/blog

Already a post every day so far, from Diana Ihmann, Randall Sorscher, Karin Johnson, Shelley Goldman, Jayne Paskoff, Gordon Howard, Marion Flomehaft and Nancy Levy.. so far!

What’s your story? What are your tips? Will you join our local edition of the international event and give up single-use plastic this July?

Here are our Plastic Free July events (see other posted blogs for full info):
July 14 Join the Beach Clean Up in Point Lookout
July 23 Bag It special screening at the Rockville Centre Recreation Center, and
July 30 “Beneath The Surface” event with Atlantic Marine Conservation Society in association with event hosts Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Tanglewood Preserve, and with Sierra Club LI Group and Long Island Community Foundation.

Of course, you can share the Plastic Free July Facebook event here.

 

We made the news, and the editorial board agrees

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Our team member and Lynbrook team leader, Susan is helping residents realize just how much plastic bag pollution each person creates in a year. There’s a Nassau proposal to deal with that waste but it’s not even being allowed to be discussed. Does your County Legislator know how YOU feel about it? If not, you need to tell them it’s time to eliminate needless single use checkout bag pollution. It’s easy- just Bring Your Own Bag Nassau.

In response, all editions of the LI Herald ran an editorial this week in favor of action on checkout bag pollution!  Click that link to read it.

 

 

Checkout Bag Bill Proposed in Nassau Legislature

 

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With the proposed Nassau checkout bag legislation being kept from even being discussed at the county legislature, our team joined other groups to speak out to let the issue be heard.
So proud 6 volunteers from the All Our Energy team went to speak! Thanks to Susan, Joanne, Karin, Shelley,Lori,Leslie and Mara!

Thanks To Sea Cliff Village Trustee Epstein for joining us, too!

Click these links for the reports about that

News 12
Newsday
Hear what everyone said at this link for the video of the mtg:  http://nassaucountyny.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

East Atlantic Beach Cleanup May 21, 2018

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Thanks to everyone who came out to help clean the beach in East Atlantic Beach! Thanks to Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller and Councilman Bruce Blakeman for holding the event.

About 25 people collected 213.9 pounds(!) of trash and marine debris including a full lawn bag of recyclables, 5 full lawn bags of trash and assorted metal items and heavy wood debris.

Thanks to The Town of Hempstead for taking it all to its proper place.

Thanks to our volunteers Joan, Karin and Joanne who helped everyone get it done!

The top item-plastic pieces! Plus lots of balloons, cigarette butts, styrofoam pieces and assorted other items that just do not belong on our beach or in our waters.  Great work everyone!

Event: Our Undersea World: An Unnatural Danger

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Monday 7/25/16 @ 7pm
Long Beach Public Library
111 West Park Ave
Long Beach, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/531800263689429/?ti=icl/

Marine debris is adversely affecting marine animals at an alarming rate. The BYO Bag LB campaign and The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation present “Our Undersea World: An Unnatural Danger”

The effects of plastic and other pollution on marine life will be discussed, as well as stories about specific animals that stranded due to pollution. A question and answer session will follow with experts from The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

Learn how to take a stand against this human-induced occurrence, and give these animals the best chance of survival. Help reduce the amount of marine debris entering the environment, before it can harm a marine animal, and create a safer environment for future generations of humans and marine animals alike.