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
1450 Tanglewood Rd,
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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
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.
Our team member and Lynbrook team leader, Susan is helping residents realize just how much plastic bagpollution 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.
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!
Join us for a screening of the award winning movie “Bag It” and learn about plastic pollution and your part in stopping it.
Date:Monday, November 13, 2017
Where:Grassroots Naturally Delicious
AD: 671 Glen Cove Ave, Glen Head, NY 11545
In the film, Jeb Berrier, a regular American man, makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store and has his life completely changed. Take the journey with Jeb and find out if your life is too plastic.
Bring your own reusable drink container for refreshments!
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.
Our high quality, machine washable reusable bags arrived and are out in the community.
Thank you to all our donors and to Georgia Meckes at LI Greenmarket, our high quality, grocery size, machine washable reusable bags went out this week. Much gratitude to Liz Nachman and all who helped, and to All Our Energy’s volunteers and crowdfunding partners who got this done!
Additionally, we were able to leverage approximately 600 more standard reusable bags during this time from other sources which also went out. filling a huge need that is still out there.
As promised, we are following through to make sure the Long Beach bag ordinance is a success- so everyone can bring their own bag- and be a steward of our environment.
Thank You to everyone for your continued help and support!