Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ban the Bag!

I sincerely look forward to a day when all we create goes back into the Earth from which is came in a naturally degrading manner. Until then, Read Cradle to Cradle, and check out this film if you're in the Portland area! Thank You Surfriders!

The Hollywood Theater in Portland presents..... Bag It!

This is a humble documentary that makes a lasting impression about the prevalence of plastic in our daily lives.

WHAT: Bag It Oregon! The Movie, The Bill, The Chance

WHEN: March 4th - March 10th

WHERE: The Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR

COST: $7 (seniors and kids $4)

For more information click here

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, contact Staj staj.pace@oregonsurfrider.org

The grand premiere, on Friday March 4th, Senators Hass and Cannon will be present for Q&A. Also present will be Junk-to-funk fashion, and live music. There will also be a raffle!

The first Ban the Bag public hearing was February 8th. Listen to the testimony of Jeff Murray - Far West Fibers, Jim Gilliam - NW Grocery Association, and Gus Gates - Surfrider Foundation To watch the video highlights from the hearing click here and go to "arguments for.."

Take Action: We need your support! Please take a minute to hand write your personal letter to your Senator expressing why this issue is important to you. Find your representative by going to: http://www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/

Own a business and support the bill? Let us know! Reaching out to business owners for and endorsement or support of the bill is still critical to winning statewide support. Reach out to your local businesses and send the business name, name of contact (owner/manager), business address, email, and phone number to oregon@surfrider.org

Have you signed the petition?
Please sign our Statewide Petition here. Share with your friends and post this on Facebook!

Also, be sure and check up on what's happening by visiting our blog at: www.banthebagspdx.com

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Looking for something good to do on this Valentine's Day?

Then why not go over to Amnesty International and send a love letter to Zimbabwe?


Or send some love to people and salmon in Alaska;


Or even send a free e-card that provides food for the hungry;


Everday is a chance to spread love! Enjoy!

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