Saturday, December 3, 2011

Please help us with our garden survey

We are collecting data on gardening motivations and incentives regarding environmentally-friendly gardening. Please take a moment and complete the online survey form for our study. Your participation is great needed and appreciated. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

San Francisco Ocean Beach Master Plan Comments and Update on Plastic Bag Ban

The Draft San Francisco Ocean Beach Master Plan has been extended until today (Wed., 11/23) at 5pm. Please review the plan and submit your comments at We can only make the beach better if we participate in the process.

Update on the San Francisco plastic bag ban expansion: Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors voted to add amendments to the proposal and the new date for the vote is December 6, 2011. Please be sure to contact the Board of Supervisors whether you're a resident or visitor in support of the plastic bag ban and new fees for reusable bags when you don't bring your own bag.

Email the Board of Supervisors:

Contact Mayor Lee and ask him to pass this law:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Please support San Francisco's Plastic Bag Ban and Fee Proposal

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi introduced a proposal to expand San Francisco's ban on single-use plastic bags in San Francisco. We need your support to counter the "Plastic Bag Bullies" who want to prevent cities and states from improving environmental quality and protecting ocean health.

The proposal would "extend the restrictions on checkout bags from supermarkets and chain pharmacies to all retail establishments and food establishments in the City and County of San Francisco." The new ban would "require stores to add a checkout bag charge of 10 cents, rising to 25 cents, if they provide a customer with a checkout bag" and those fees would start July 1, 2012.

Contact Mayor Lee's office and ask him to support the bag ban and fee proposal for San Francisco! Mayor Lee has stated that he is undecided so he needs to hear from San Francisco residents and visitors that we want this bag ban to grow.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote tomorrow. Please contact them with your support. Email them your comments:

If you're available, please come to testify in support of the proposed ban and fees for bags. The board will vote after 2PM tomorrow (Tuesday, 11/22) in the main chambers at City Hall.

San Francisco needs this bag ban! Other countries and cities have dramatically reduced single-use plastic and it's time for San Francisco to catch up. Our oceans deserve to be healthier and anything we can do to reduce plastic marine debris will help.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Coastal Cleanup Day 2011 at Ocean Beach in San Francisco

It's getting close to another Coastal Cleanup Day! Please join OceanHealth.Org again this year as we take part in cleaning up Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Saturday, September 17, 2011.

Please RSVP on Facebook (if you are a member):

Please also sign up for Judah Street here - - through the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy who is the main event sponsor.

Together with the San Francisco Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, we're looking forward to another Coastal Cleanup Day with you at Ocean Beach!You can sign up in advance or shop on the day! Just come out and help on the biggest cleanup day of the year....

BYOB: Bring Your Own Bucket/Bag or other way to cleanup without adding more to the landfill. Bring your own work gloves or other devices to help sift or carry the waste, too.

Public Transportation: N Judah line stops right across from the location! Please try to take public transportation or carpool in the spirit of reducing your environmental impact.Email me with any questions: eli@oceanhealth.orgYou can get more information on the event online: