All politics is local. How many times have you heard that? But how can you have a voice in your state government when Sacramento is so far away? How can you have an impact on the rapidly-deteriorating state of our oceans? Besides bringing your own bag and bottle, how can you really help address the problem of plastic debris?
Join marine debris activist, Andy Shrader, this weekend at the Green Tent to find out about two state bills whose passage is essential to the health of our oceans: a statewide ban on plastic bags and a statewide ban on polystyrene food containers (aka, Styrofoam).
THIS SUNDAY AT THE MAR VISTA FARMER’S MARKET
Bring your cell phone and, on the spot…
Call your State Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, Betsy Butler or Steven Bradford and leave a message with your address, asking him or her to vote YES on SB-568 (Lowenthal) (Styrofoam ban).
And call your State Senator Ted Lieu or Curren Price, and leave him a message with your address, asking him to vote YES on AB-298 (Brownley) (plastic bag ban).
STATEWIDE BAN ON STYROFOAM FOOD CONTAINERS
(Restaurants Shrug at Foam Ban: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/plastic-283386-foam-san.html)
STATEWIDE BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS
Your State Assemblymembers and Senators really do pay attention to your phone calls.
Massive public support has helped us ban the bag in Los Angeles, in Glendale, in Pasadena, in Long Beach, in Manhattan Beach… 100 local jurisdictions have banned the bag in California…
Massive public support has helped us ban the foam in Santa Monica, LA County, West Hollywood, Hermosa Beach… 61 local jurisdictions have banned the foam in California…
Let’s do the whole state and have a massive impact on the health of our oceans.
With your help and positive advocacy on behalf of our oceans, there is always hope!
See you Sunday!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Mar Vista Farmer’s Market takes place on Sundays, from 9am – 2pm, at Venice Boulevard and Grandview Avenue, beside the Mar Vista Post Office, 90066. You’ll find the Green Tent in the center of the market. Where it belongs.