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Save Our Shores hosts free lecture with Captain Charles Moore

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SAVE THE DATE: Save Our Shores and The Sanctuary Exploration Center are co-hosting a free lecture by plastic researcher and author Captain Charles Moore at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26 at The Sanctuary Exploration Center, 35 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. Save Our Shores invites the community to attend a free lecture by plastic researcher […]

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Monterey County Passes Plastic Bag Ban

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Last night, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance to prohibit retailers from distributing single-use plastic bags in the unincorporated county. The ordinance also stated that the stores would be required to charge a fee for all bags they provide. The ordinance is scheduled to return to the board agenda on Aug. […]

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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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Plastic Challenge #5: The Uninvited Guest

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Save Our Shores (SOS) values honesty and transparency in its effort to reduce plastic consumption. It is easy for most people to just throw their plastic away, but SOS is blessed with a guilty conscience regarding plastic use. As a team, we find that being open about those rare incidences when plastic is used at […]

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Plastic Free Challenge #4 The best thing since sliced bread…

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Every Save Our Shores volunteer felt valued and recognized during the volunteer appreciation party which is all we could have hoped for. The food was prepared potluck style and indeed everyone enjoyed bringing in their favorite dish to share. The staff and volunteers were able to try a variety of items and the stories surrounding each […]

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Plastic-Free Event Challenge #3

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Prepping for a beach cleanup with 250 volunteers is no easy task, but Save Our Shores is not afraid of a challenge.  The Santa Cruz Warriors joined SOS for a big beach cleanup at Seabright Beach on March 15th and we were so excited to invite everyone in the community!  In addition to the time it took […]

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Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Sun
9:00 am Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Save Our Shores bi-monthly Cleanup Cowell’s Project has kicked into gear! Start your Sunday off with a beach cleanup, and leave energized and ready to enjoy your day. These cleanups are always fun, engaging, and[...]
Oct
14
Sat
10:00 am Sand City Beach Cleanup @ Sand City Beach
Sand City Beach Cleanup @ Sand City Beach
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sand City Beach Cleanup @ Sand City Beach | Sand City | California | United States
Join us for the Monterey Monthly Beach Cleanup at Sand City Beach in Marina, CA. This expansive stretch of coastline is home to a vast network of critical dune habitat for all sorts of wildlife.[...]
Oct
15
Sun
9:00 am Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Save Our Shores bi-monthly Cleanup Cowell’s Project has kicked into gear! Start your Sunday off with a beach cleanup, and leave energized and ready to enjoy your day. These cleanups are always fun, engaging, and[...]

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