Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags at Risk

California is poised to be the first state to institute a statewide ban on toxic single-use plastic bags, but the bill, AB298, is being buried in a procedural move in Sacramento, despite massive popular support from their constituents.

With only a few days left in the process, you can have a positive impact by contacting our representatives to urge them to pass the bill now.

Please CLICK HERE to use this easy 2-step online petition kindly provided by our friends at the Surfrider Foundation to stand up for the millions of marine animals who can’t vote!


Earth/Ocean Society Annual Report 2012

Keep our streets and sidewalks clean! That was the message the Dana Point Earth/Ocean Society continued to send to everyone in Dana Point.

And by the end of 2011 we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. Your society initiated the move to ban plastic bags and Styrofoam in our city, and shortly after the year ended the City Council voted to do so. After the motion to ban is tweaked, and after a reasonable time to permit merchants to adjust, there will be no more plastic bags or Styrofoam distributed by our local businesses. Continue reading