October 20, 2009

SUPPORT A PLASTIC-BAG BAN IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY!

AND THIS JUST IN: PLASTIC BAG and PAPER BAG BAN IN SC COUNTY? HERE’S YOUR FIRST CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT!

OK, we just learned that the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will consider directing staff to research and draft a county-wide ban on one-time-use plastic bags and to find a way to reduce the use of one-time use paper bags, too! AT SURFRIDER, YOU GOTTA KNOW WE WANT THIS TO HAPPEN, BECAUSE WE SUPPORT ACTIONS THAT TEND TO REDUCE MARINE and ENVIRONMENTAL LITTER! We will check-out the actual ordinance after it is written and will decide whether we can support it as is or need to comment further.

BUT RIGHT NOW: We urge you to speak out by email or phone call and let the BOS’s know you are in favor of them taking action on this important issue. BELOW, YOU’LL FIND A SAMPLE LETTER YOU CAN CUT and PASTE INTO AN EMAIL, similar to the one we sent as a Chapter….and individual Supervisor’s email addys, too, as displayed on the county website.

PLEASE, GET ACTIVE ON THIS ISSUE! The BOS are scheduled to meet on November 3rd.

Download a Sample Letter (.doc)

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