Blogger Beach Cleanup
Join the Blogger Beach Cleanup, WE ARE! Come join the Christy Coleman Team!
If you live in LA, come clean the beach for 20 minutes on the International Day of Climate Action with Siel of green LA girl and Sara Bayles of The Daily Ocean! Then mingle and mix with like-minded green Angelenos over drinks and yummies while plotting out a plan for our sustainable future.
When: October 24, 2009. Meet at 4:00 pm; cleanup begins 4:20 pm; more fun ensues until 5:00 pm.
Where: Santa Monica Beach at Ocean Park, between lifeguard stations 26 and 27. (map)
All you need to do is show up, ready to pick up trash. You’ll clean the beach — but only for 20 minutes (why only 20 minutes? Learn more about The Daily Ocean’s project).
After that, you’ll hear very brief invitations from local nonprofits for the next event that lets YOU make a difference in this whole big problem of climate change you’ve been hearing so much about.
Then you’ll get to chill out, drink, and eat with your new friends while waxing lyrical about pristine beaches, clean waters, local craft beer….
Why you want to be there:
1. The first 25 volunteers to arrive will get a FREE reusable Envirosax bag to use and reuse!
2. You could win cool prizes. We’ll have prizes for:
>>The person who picks up the most trash: $50 gift certificate from Co-opportunity, Santa Monica’s co-op natural grocer.
>>The blogger who brings out the most volunteers: $50 gift certificate from The Green Life, a one-stop-shop eco-store on Santa Monica’s popular Main Street.
>>The nonprofit with the best web goal: Web and social media goal-setting and goal implementation with the help of Net2LA.
3. You’ll get snacks and drink specials at the post-clean-up party site, TBA.
4. You’ll meet cool friendly people. You’ll learn what this whole “global climate change” thing’s all about — or if you already know what it’s all about, you’ll learn about some practical actions you can take to combat it — while hanging out with said cool people.
Sign up to participate on 350.org! or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> Patrick Lennon, Erik Lingvall, and Matthew Geller of Green Guys Media
>> Zach Behrens, LAist
>> Tracy Hepler and Lauren Johanson, Your Daily Thread
>> Whitney Lauritsen, Eco-Vegan Gal
>> Lisa Newton, Travelin’ Local (more)
>> Caroline, Caroline on Crack
>> Rosemary Brennan, Booking It Bus Style
>> Alex Thompson, Westside Bikeside!
>> Dan Cashdan, The Climate Community
>> Amanda F. Lipsey, Life Without Wheels
>> Sarah Shewey, Pink Cloud Events
>> Millie, A Year of Earth Days
>> Jennifer Saul and Christy Coleman, Christy Coleman
>> Benjamin Goldfarb, AltUse Blog
>> Evan Kopelson, Green Media News
>> Joe Linton, L.A. Creek Freak
>> Kaitlyn Mack, The Reach Magazine TV blog
>> Micki Krimmel, NeighborGoods blog
Email email@example.com to sign up as a blogger-participant and your blog will be highlighted both on green LA girl and The Daily Ocean. Get blog bling for Blogger Beach Cleanup and announce your eco-volunteering ways!
Nonprofit groups: Sign up to speak at Blogger Beach Cleanup to eco-thinking Angelenos about how they can get involved with your organization’s work by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also enter to win online strategy consulting from Net2LA, a group that puts social media to use for social good.
Blogger Beach Cleanup Partners:
Heal the Bay. Blogger Beach Cleanup’s a Heal the Bay Adopt-A-Beach program event. Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean.
Net2LA. This web-savvy organization’s goal is to use social media for social good. One eco-nonprofit participating in the Blogger Beach Cleanup will be selected as a “test case” for Net2LA, receiving advice and help on everything from revamping websites to implementing a social media strategy from web-savvy Net2LA members.
Sustainable Works. This Santa Monica-based nonprofit educational environmental organization offers green living classes and green business certification to help people and businesses lower their carbon footprints.
About the International Day of Climate Action:
The International Day of Climate Action is a global call to action to put our world on course to get back to 350ppm (parts per million), the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere to avoid runaway climate change.
About the organizers:
The Daily Ocean is a blog written by Sarah Bayles, who’s cleaning Santa Monica beach for 365 non-consecutive days and documenting the process in a creative effort to bring attention to beach and ocean pollution.
green LA girl is Siel’s personal blog, covering eco-happenings in the L.A. area and beyond.