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Check out this edition of News of the Bay for breaking news affecting San Francisco Bay 4/16/2014 San Francisco Chronicle Skin-cleansing microbeads harm marine life, targeted for ban Microbeads, the tiny plastic particles found in many exfoliating facial and body cleansers, are passing through wastewater-treatment-plant filters and winding up in rivers and oceans, where they endanger marine life....
Toxic, plastic cigarette butts disproportionately impact low income areas and communities of color. Photo: Jessica Watkins DeWinter Tobacco use in low-income communities has long been a social justice issue, but it should also be an environmental justice concern when we consider the disproportionate impacts of cigarette butt litter on low-income communities and communities of color. ...
Photo: Rick Lewis Looking to connect with local environmental organizations and learn more about inspiring green initiatives around the Bay? Attend one of these great Earth Month events and find out how you can play a part in making our region a healthy place to live into the future. Berkeley Bay Festival Berkeley Marina, Sat April 12, 11am-4pm BART Blue Sky Festival in Justin Herman Plaza, San...
Gain valuable experience as an office volunteer with Save The Bay. Are you looking to build your resume while contributing to a thriving San Francisco Bay? Apply to one of the following teams in our OFFICE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM! Communications Development Habitat Restoration Policy- Pollution Prevention Policy- Bay Fill Prevention QUALIFICATIONS Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs...
Healthy wetlands protect our communities from flooding by slowing down and soaking up runoff and tidal inflow.Photo credit: Dan Sullivan A scientific report released just weeks ago confirms that people, societies, and ecosystems around the world are vulnerable to climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set up in 1988 by the U.N. and the World Meteorological...
Tucked away in an out-of-the-way spot in Sausalito sits an unlikely tourist attraction. A recent rainy weekend provided just the opportunity I was looking for to visit the Bay Model, a 1.5 acre hydraulic scale model of San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Funny thing: It wasn’t built as a tourist attraction. It was built by the Army Corps of Engineers as a simulator to study the...
Volunteers restore part of the Bay Trail in East Palo Alto. Over the past year, Save The Bay and Acterra have been working together to restore part of the Bay Trail at the Faber Tract in East Palo Alto. Talia Kirschner is a Restoration Technician with Acterra who works with volunteers to restore critical habitat.  Acterra and Save the Bay have joined forces to ramp up restoration and community-...
Check out this edition of News of the Bay for breaking news affecting San Francisco Bay 3/20/2014 San Jose Mercury News Photos of 30-day trek on San Francisco Bay Trail capture its many wonders Kurt Schwabe had just been laid off from a dead-end job when he decided to start walking. Not just any kind of walking — purposeful walking. “What I really wanted to do was expand the tools...
Santa Clara is finally moving forward with plastic bag and Styrofoam bans. Sudhanshu “Suds” Jain retired from designing chips in 2008 to work on Climate Change.  He volunteers for Acterra, Sierra Club and Citizens’ Climate Lobby. On March 18, 2014, the Santa Clara City Council voted unanimously to direct staff to prepare ordinances for both a single-use carryout plastic bag ban and on a ban on...
After we announced that our Butt Free Bay initiative would be focused on working with cities and counties to pass outdoor smoking bans, we got some questions from our members asking whether this is the best approach to preventing the 3 billion cigarette butts that are littered in the Bay Area annually from reaching the Bay.  On March 19, National Kick Butts Day, we hosted a tweet chat with...

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