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Volunteering with Save The Bay is one of the many amazing ways you can give back on #GivingTuesday! Photo by Adrienne Warmsley Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. This formidable trio of dates are all about buying, buying, buying. But what about giving back? This year, Save The Bay is joining #GivingTuesday, a nationwide social media movement especially for nonprofits and other...
Marin rangeland and wetland, Inverness, CA. credit: Philippe Vieux-Jeanton Scientists are in agreement: Global warming is the result of human-caused emission of greenhouse gases, with carbon dioxide as the biggest contributor. We all know that burning fossil fuels is the major source of human-produced carbon dioxide emissions; however oceans, land and vegetation all emit carbon. Carbon has been...
Caution sign found along the San Francisco Bay showing fish to eat and not to eat. The San Francisco Bay has an extensive history of mercury contamination dating back to the Gold Rush era.  During the Gold Rush, miners extracted gold ores from the earth using mercury. These deserted gold mines were never properly cleaned up, causing current contamination in the major tributaries (American, Yuba,...
Change bracket sign installed at Mount Diablo. As people become more and more tech savvy, we are discovering creative ways to use smart phones and social media to monitor restoration projects in the field. Dan Rademacher from Nerds for Nature tells how this small interactive sign can make a big difference. Check out our new photo timelapse project at the Palo Alto Baylands here. In the fall of...
Will San Francisco be the next county to pass sweeping drug take-back program legislation? Photo via Michael Chen on Flickr As usual, Bay Area counties are ahead of the curve when it comes to making change. Back in 2012, Alameda County became the first in the nation to require pharmaceutical companies to pay for a drug take-back program, upping the ante for giant pharmaceutical companies to take...
  The Stanley/Brady Family volunteered at the Palo Alto Baylands. They are dedicated to volunteering around the Bay this year! How many times have you volunteered with Save the Bay? This is the first time! How did you get involved with Save the Bay? Through the website What is the best thing about volunteering with Save the Bay? Strengthening the environment right here where we live. What...
Plastic bags are a blight on the environment, no matter how the plastics industry spins it. Photo via Anthony Fine on Flickr. Hot button issues like the passing of recent statewide bag ban – the first of its kind in the nation, thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and the hard work of thousands of like-minded activists (at the state and local level) – never fail to bring out the best and worst in...
“No Smoking” signs are posted on all bus stops in Oakland, but the practice is rarely enforced. As part of our campaign for a Butt Free Bay, Save the Bay’s Pollution Prevention Team is designing a butt litter survey protocol to use in Bay Area cities to show where butt litter accumulates and to determine the effectiveness non-smoking signage and smoking restrictions. Allison and I...
Tuesday was a big day for the environment. Yet despite over $18 billion in new funding for conservation efforts being approved by voters across the United States, this week’s election was a tangible reminder that the success of environmental issues at the ballot box is not just about who spends the most money, sends out the shiniest mailers, or runs the dirtiest TV ads.  The “ground game”...
Paul Kumar, Political Director, Save The Bay We’re proud to announce Paul Kumar as Save The Bay’s new Political Director. A passionate fighter for progressive causes and an accomplished leader, strategist and campaigner, Paul will lead Save The Bay’s policy team to ensure the long-term health of the Bay. “As an ecologist who’s spent his career in hardball politics, I have long admired...

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"A team of colleagues from Juniper Networks joined you all at San Francisquito Creek in late December, and even though it was a wet and chilly day, we had a great time planting seedlings. It was great to see how much my colleagues and friends loved participating, and just about everyone is clamoring for another volunteer stint in the spring. Thanks Save the Bay!" --Carolyn

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