Monthly Archives: June 2014

Plastic Challenge #8: Cost Analysis

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Save Our Shores has come a long way since we first implemented our plastic-free policy in January of this year. We’ve learned how to consume less plastic at the grocery store and how to avoid unwanted plastic packaging in the shipments we receive. Our ultimate goal is to host entirely plastic-free events, but for now, […]

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Pollution Prevention is Patriotic!

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and here at Save Our Shores we know what that means … tons of pollution on our local beaches! But with the help of volunteers, we can prevent that pollution from entering the Monterey Bay and harming marine life. Register to volunteer! The first opportunity to […]

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Plastic Challenge #7: The Packaging Problem

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At Save Our Shores, we aim for zero plastic consumption. So when a shipment of vests for our volunteers recently arrived at the office, we were disappointed to find each individual vest had been wrapped in plastic (as if they needed protection!). Here are some ways that consumers can avoid such unnecessary and wasteful packaging: […]

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Plastic Challenge #6: Plastic-Free Groceries

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Current social paradigms have made us increasingly dependent on plastic. This addiction is most noticeable when meandering through the aisles of a grocery store brimming with food wrapped in plastic. As a committed group of environmentalists, the Save Our Shores team is constantly working to break free of this toxic bond with zero-plastic waste at […]

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MPA Mondays: Portuguese Ledge and Soquel Canyon

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In our final installment of MPA Mondays, we explore Portuguese Ledge and Soquel Canyon. Both marine protected areas are home to a wide variety of species and serve an important role in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Fishing and take of all living marine resources is prohibited in the Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation […]

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North Coast Cleanup Day

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If you’ve ever visited the beaches along the north coast of Santa Cruz County, you know that many are consistently trashed by parties, camping and heavy foot traffic. To address that issue, we’ve launched North Coast Cleanup Day. The summer program—which takes place from 9-11 a.m. June 22, July 27 and Aug. 24—was specifically designed to restore Davenport Main, […]

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MPA Mondays: Big Creek and Point Sur

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Since the early-20th century, Big Sur’s stunning natural beauty has attracted people from all walks of life—from writers, to artists, to movie stars. But did you know that Big Sur is also home to two of the 29 marine protected areas (MPAs)? Created to protect the diversity and abundance of marine life, the habitats they […]

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