This afternoon is the Vote on California Plastic Ban AB 1998!
You can still help!!
Call Senator Steinberg (916) 651-4006 and (916) 651-1529 and thank him for being a leader that will support AB 1998!
Best chance is to call before noon
Come out to our monthly Ocean Night Film Screening at Arcata Theatre Lounge! This Thursday, Sept. 2, we feature September Sessions, A Sheltered Sea – The Journey of The Marine Life Protection Act and The Seagull’s Dream, an Arcata Elementary School documentary about the Pacific Garbage Patch.
Doors at 6:30 p.m., movies at 7 p.m. All ages! Free to members, otherwise donation of $3 requested.
More on the movies…
Check this new PSA from the South OC chapter in support of the BAN THE BAG campaign…
California stands ready this week to pass a law –AB 1998–that would ban the distribution of wasteful single-use plastic bags.
Click here to send a message in support of the ban to your State Senator.
Here in Humboldt we can still put pressure on our Senator Pat Wiggins-(445-6508) and the Pres Pro Tem Steinberg-(916-651-4006)
Then please call any/all on the below list and URGE them we want to ban single-use plastic bags. Share them with your friends and family!!
1. Gloria Romero (Azuza, Baldwin Park, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Irwindale, La Puente, LA, Monterey Park, Rosemead, West Covina)
2. Lois Wolk (Davis, Fairfield, Manteca, Stockton, Tracy, Vacaville, West Sacramento)
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Surfers, the largest user contact group of the marine environment in Australia, have been continuously disregarded by government policy makers. Considered to be at the frontline of the coasts, more so than recreational fishers and divers, the opinions of millions of surfers across thousands of beaches in Australia, were being undervalued – and in WA Marine Park policy in particular, concerns go largely ignored.
“It’s a great shame and a slight to the very culture which has come to symbolize so much of our national identity”, said one of Australia’s leading coastal advocates.
Brad Farmer, founder of the Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Care Day and National Surfing Reserves made the comments in Perth today.
“Just this week, we see the Mr Abbott weakening Marine Parks, while in WA, surfers are simply not consulted by DEC when it comes to coasts and marine issues.
BP Oil Spill
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Transocean charts the depths, heights and ironies of drilling
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The Gulf spill: America’s worst environmental disaster?
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Business Week, August 12
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ESPN, August 11
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