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Care2 Success! No More Plastic Bags In Dana Point!

Care2 Success! No More Plastic Bags In Dana Point!

 

Great news from Care2 member Michael Sean Wright: thanks to his Care2 petition, single use plastic bags may soon be banned in Dana Point, California.

Michael’s Petition:

The City Council of Dana Point, CA will be considering a proposal to ban single use plastic bags during a public hearing on Monday, September 26, 2011. We would like to show our city leaders the overwhelming support for the initiative to “Rise Above the Plastic,” “Ban the Bag”and “Save OUR Ocean” by eliminating plastic bags from our beautiful city.

We are asking people from around the World to join the swelling wave of support and tell the City Council of Dana Point, CA that you care about this issue and want a cleaner Coast for all of us.

Victory!

And here’s the latest from Michael:

“Woot! Dolphins, Whales, Marine Life and Humans unite in congratulating the City Council on the decision to act promptly to ‘Ban the Bag’ – single use plastic bags will soon no longer be welcomed in Our Ocean in Dana Point.

On September 26, 2011, the City Council voted 4 to 1 to move the proposal forward. Next step is a report expected on or near December 1st. Our City leaders acted as true leaders and stewards. We want to thank Council Members Lara Anderson, Lisa A. Barlett, Steven H. Weinberg and our very Honorable Mayor, Scott Schoeffel for their wisdom and dedication to our beloved Dana Point. The interest and support that Dana Point received from around the World was deeply felt and greatly appreciated.

Together, we showed our support and desire to ‘Rise Above the Plastic.’ Thank you and please consider visiting us in Dana Point soon. Our City is focused on ensuring that our Harbor, shore and village space remains a true wonder of beauty.”

Yes! Care2 Members Are Making A Difference!

And thank you, Michael, for all your hard work.

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9:19AM PDT on Apr 21, 2014

See what a difference our signatures on Care2 petitions make.

We are saving our planet.

5:19PM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

Congratulations to Michael and the City Council; if pictures like this were posted near registers in stores and close to beaches and other water areas I think people would be more mindful of their trash.

Posters of pollution like this and other statistics should also be placed in schools so kids can learn early not to foul their planet.

Last but not least lead by example. Sometimes when I'm out I will pick up some trash outside a store or in a parking lot and throw it away even if it's not mine; an attitude I wish more people would emulate.

11:35AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

YAY!!! AWESOME NEWS!!!

9:31AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

Grande successo. Molto bene.

11:33AM PST on Dec 12, 2011

This is truly a success!

4:24AM PST on Nov 21, 2011

I wish my city stopped using them as well.

4:24AM PST on Nov 21, 2011

I wish my city stopped using plastic bags. Have been fighting with them for years :(

6:17PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

Awesome!

12:18PM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

Yay

2:54PM PDT on Oct 25, 2011

very good

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