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E-cigarettes aren’t as “eco-friendly” as the industry claims. New research is proving the harmful impacts of this controversial product. Although they are marketed as “eco-friendly” products, e-cigarettes are being increasingly scrutinized because their production, usage, and disposal pose significant threats to the environment. One of the biggest concerns is the effect that e-...
President Richard Nixon’s visit to the oiled beaches of Santa Barbara in 1969 prompted stronger federal environmental protections. Photo credit: National Archives The images from 1969 and 1971 are still fresh in my mind.  When the massive oil spill from offshore rigs coated Santa Barbara beaches and wildlife in 1969, I was just seven years old, but I remember the TV and newspaper photos of...
It’s that time of year, when the days are long and the fog rolls in, and here at Save The Bay we kick off our annual Bay-A-Thon! There are so many ways to celebrate the 2015 Bay-A-Thon: Remember to bring reusable bags when shopping Pledge to stand up to the largest source of Bay pollution Volunteer to help restore the shoreline Tell the EPA to protect the Bay from Cargill Keep pharmaceuticals...
Click to view slideshow. Over the past weeks, we’ve invited you to join our Zero Trash, Zero Excuse campaign via email and social media. As a result, a total of 844 people have taken the Zero Trash Pledge. At last Saturday’s Uncorked festival, many festival goers stopped by our booth to show us their pledge. Here are some of the ways that Save The Bay members and staff have pledged to keep trash...
Volunteers collected 7,873 cigarette butts our Earth Day Cleanup in El Cerrito. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to participate in our Earth Day Cigarette Butt Cleanup in El Cerrito last month! The event was a huge success, and the city was so grateful for the help you all provided. We had over 30 people join us on April 18, including EarthTeam, an organization of local students that...
The plastics industry is spending millions to roll back progress on banning plastic bags. As of last month, plastic bag bans are illegal in the state of Arizona, and I’m all riled up about it. Granted, no one can be surprised by anti-environment measures in that deeply conservative state, and there are plenty of pollution issues closer to home that deserve more of my energy. But it still drives...
The month of April is a busy time for many environmental organizations and here at Save The Bay we also had our work cut out for us. From discussing the fate of the Redwood City Salt Ponds in Washington D.C. to supporting a new habitat restoration effort at Oro Loma, Save The Bay staff writers also took some time to blog about the mind-boggling amount of money California spends on picking up...
Meet all-star volunteers Steven Russell, Steve Haas (pictured with Restoration Project Specialist Bryan Derr) and Sheldon Nelson Save The Bay relies on our volunteers to restore marsh habitat around the Bay, and some go above and beyond in their time and effort spent. When tasked to plant 20,000 native plants at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, in sensitive habitat inaccessible to our large...
The winners of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize. Top row, L to R: Myint Zaw, Jean Wiener, Howard Wood, Marilyn Baptiste. Bottom row, L to R: Phyllis Omido, Berta Cáceres. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize. Phyllis Omido, mother of a sick baby poisoned by drinking her own breast milk, sprang into action when she learned smelter from a nearby factory compromised human health, stunted childhood...
International Bird Rescue released the last bird that recovered from Mystery Goo on April 15, 2015. SB 718 would provide funding for non-petroleum based spills in San Francisco Bay. Photo credit: Soren Hemmila/Marinscope Newspapers The “Mystery Goo” spill early this January threw the Bay Area for a loop – wildlife, particularly birds, were drastically impacted, and as non-profits such as...

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