Can Rockville Centre address single use plastic and other checkout bag pollution?
We’re going to find out!
Join Us Tonight, January 9, 2018 at 7pm to start the discussion
Turn Of The Corkscrew
110 N Park Ave,
Rockville Centre, New York 11570
We hope you can make it and become part of the movement as we officially start our grassroots reusable bag campaign in Rockville Centre. Help us eliminate needless single use plastic and other checkout bag pollution so we do not continue to harm our environment.
Have friends there? Know someone there we should talk to? Just reply and let us know!
REGULATORY ROLLBACK BY FEDS
We knew it would NOT be good news when the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced a briefing yesterday on 30 minutes notice.
Apparently your ocean (Yes, including the Atlantic) is being made great again for gas and oil drilling, spills, pollution and everything else that comes with it- huge rollbacks in regulations by executive orders, effective immediately and revoking previous moderated plans.
We will be opposing this at every possible turn and will be joining our allies to bring the public together to stop this. https://www.boem.gov/National-Program/
NYC TRYING TO TAP GROUNDWATER SHARED WITH LI
NYC is moving forward with plans to reopen their access to Nassau County’s drinking water, including the fragile, last remaining source for Long Beach and several other towns. They plan to effectively remove 60% the amount that Nassau does daily. This will have a huge impact.
See article: NYC seeks renewal of permit to tap groundwater shared with LI
In spite of what we were working towards this fall, there now doesn’t seem to be any hearings needed, so our petition may be one of only a few ways to stand up against this.
YOUR VOICE WILL BE IMPORTANT TO GETTING OUR WATER PROTECTED. CONSIDERING ONLY 28 PEOPLE INCLUDING OFFICIALS WENT TO THE JUNE HEARING, DO NOT ASSUME YOUR CONCERNS ARE BEING HEARD.
If you haven’t already, please sign and share our petition here. If you have, please share it now.
What a 2017 its been! Now we build, for a big 2018.
From renewable energy advocacy and expansion, to climate actions and protection of our local environment, we did so much together with you.
And we’ve done it all through the incredible efforts of our volunteer teams. Your support provides the materials and supplies that they need to make change a reality.
As 2017 began, we built community.
Our volunteers reached out to over 150 merchants about the Long Beach Bag law- work no one else would do.
We turned out 80% of the comments on the LIPA & PSEG LI revised plan to include more renewables.
Then we put our fundraising efforts into machine washable reusable bags for those who needed them, instead of our operations…
Because it all needed to be DONE.
None would have happened without our team.
SPRING CLIMATE CHANGED
We helped kick off the Long Beach Bag Law with help from so many on Earth Day.
The next week we helped 1000 successfully join the People’s Climate March in Long Beach with our partner organizations.
With those partners, we organized the LI Climate Summit, where over 200 attendees workshopped on ways to address climate change.
SUMMER OF SUN
With help from our friends at EmPower Solar we launched a far-reaching talk on Long Island community solar.
We helped drive public turnout to hear about the Off Shore Wind Farm off Long Beach
Our Nassau-County-wide reusable bag campaign kicked off in Sea Cliff and Lynbrook, including building teams of local volunteers.
We joined in the Long Beach edition of International Coastal Clean Up day with many incredible partners.
FALL TO NOW
We brought together many partners for the local screening of “Ocean Frontiers 3”, with an amazing panel discussion.
Our Sea Cliff Team made huge strides meeting 600 petition signers in one day, with additional events now involving the Village of Sea Cliff.
We helped remove over 300 pounds of recyclables & trash with the Town of Hempstead at Lido Town Beach
We raised another 900 bags donated from companies, making the total given away this year to over 1600 so everyone can bring their own bag!!
As we go into the new year, support is needed for All Our Energy’s important work to continue into 2018. As a 501c3 organization, all donations to All Our Energy are tax deductible.
Today we are making the last deliveries of reusable bags to local charitable organizations for holiday distribution.
This campaign raised 900 reusable bags from local establishments to help low, moderate, and fixed income families, neighbors and friends own reusable bags.
Thanks to our volunteers who made the contacts, asked for donations, picked them up, attached reusable bag education information, and delivered these! They go where they were needed most and will help everyone bring their own bag from now on.
We want to Thank our reusable bag donors: Steve Madden, Rising Tide Sea Cliff, Sherlock Homes Realty Sea Cliff, Daniel Gale Sotheby International Realty Sea Cliff, Trader Joe’s Oceanside, Wild By Nature Oceanside, Stop n Shop Long Beach, Key Food West End Long Beach, Zwanger Pesiri Radiology Lynbrook, and Avalon Towers Long Beach.
They’ve donated their company’s reusable bags to avoid needless throwaway bag pollution, and get reusable bags in circulation, and have been an invaluable part of this transformative change..
Due to snowy conditions on the ground, our Sunday 12/10/17 Sea Cliff “It’s Cool to Care: A Groovy Community Clean Up Walk for the Environment” is postponed. New date coming soon….
We are mobilizing our Sea Cliff Team and supporters to attend the December 11, Monday Night Village of Sea Cliff Board Meeting to show support for action on eliminating needless single use bags and becoming a reusable bag culture.
You should join us!
Be there at 7pm, Sea Cliff Village hall,
300 Sea Cliff Ave, Sea Cliff, NY 11579.
Our Sea Cliff reusable bag campaign team have been super active, getting school-wide screenings of Bag It shown this week, preparing for our first local beach clean up, involving local officials, producing some major art and educational efforts, like these Groovy Solutions showing you already have many plastic bags every week you CANNOT avoid, that you can reuse, and that you probably don’t need single use shopping bags for pet waste. Thanks to Lorraine, John, Lori, Laura, Leslie, Amy, Amy, Judy, Kate, and everyone else making change!
We work with some amazing organizations who are making change, too! Thanks to Food and Water Watch, Move Forward LI, Sane Energy Project, NY Communities for Change, NYPIRG, and many others working for a just transition to a renewable energy economy.
We have the greatest volunteer team around.. and they make it all happen when we call on them. This past week they turned out for a rally on the freezing cold Long Beach Boardwalk to get NY Off Fossil Fuels, covered in Newsday. Thanks to Joanne, Karen, Susan, Shelley, Karin, Jayne, Barbara and everyone else who came out!
They’ve been diligently seeking, collecting, including reusable bag use info sheets, and then distributing reusable bag donations from local businesses for other organizations to give away during the holiday season, many going out this week with Thanksgiving meals in them in Long Beach, Sea Cliff and Lynbrook.
Do you know what else we are thankful for?
You. Thank you for taking this journey with us and for your support!
Our volunteers have been diligently seeking, collecting, including reusable bag use info sheets, and then distributing reusable bag donations from local businesses for other organizations to give away during the holiday season, many going out this week with Thanksgiving meals in them in Long Beach, Sea Cliff and Lynbrook.