Project: Clean Water
Day Without a Bag
Let's get rid of single use plastic bags in Orange County!
San Clemente and Dana Hills High School students participated in the Day Without a Bag Day in conjunction with Surfrider Foundation South Orange County Chapter. The event took place at Ralph's in San Clemente.
Check out this great video courtesy of the San Clemente Times http://youtu.be/qGweHwlp2BQ
Raise Awareness at retail and grocery outlets aimed at the general public as well as retail staff on the environmental impacts of single use plastic bags while encouraging the use of reusable bags.
Hand out reusable bags as alternatives.
Identify Event Locations including making sure it was legal to be on the premises
Recruit 30 people to participate
Identify two spokespeople for the event to speak with the press. Make sure they have all the information needed so they are well versed
Have handouts available to distribute about Rise Above Plastics and Day Without a Bag
Notify the press about the event
Madi was our SCHS Club Chair and focused the clubs efforts on our Rise Above Plastics Campaign. In addition to this effort she has testified to the San Clemente City Council and state representatives in Sacramento.
Lulu is the our current DHHS Club Chair and has been active in our Rise Above Plastics Campaign. She has actively participated in numerous outreach efforts as the "Bag Monster". She has also met with state representatives in Sacramento.
Promotion & Documentation
Local Newspapers - San Clemente Times and Dana Point Times.
SOC Chapter's website
Facebook & Twitter outreach
Club email lists including Surfrider's general member list
Lunch tablings at their respective schools announcing the event
Capture event on video and posted to YouTube
South Orange County Chapter- Social Meeting, Member list and tabling materials
Secured reusable bags from South Orange County Chapter as donation