At Heal the Bay, we are so grateful to the ocean that every December, we promote sacking plastic bags and going reusable for the holidays...and all year round. Plastic bags clog our waterways, poisoning marine animals and posing health risks for humans.
This year, we’d like to thank Green Santa for distributing reusable bags at Olvera Street in historic Los Angeles at our sixth annual A Day Without a Bag. Some of the bags contained “golden tickets” good for $25 Vons/Pavilions gift cards. In addition, at their Hollywood stores, Vons/Pavilions rewarded customers using reusable bags with $25 gift cards. Thank you, Vons/Pavilions!
Thank you to our additional partners: Albertsons, Ralphs and Earthwise. We’d also like to thank our reusable bag “eco-elves,” who distributed bags throughout Los Angeles from the following local high schools:
Compton High School
APEX Academy @ Bernstein High School
Westchester Enriched Science Magnet
Sun Valley High School
King Drew Magnet High School
Coalition for a Green Glendale also handed out reusable bags at Glendale retailers.
The ocean is also important to the folks at Alchemie Spa, who hosted a “Beauty for the Bay” event this week, donating proceeds to Heal the Bay.
We are also grateful to have new neighbors, the independent pizzeria Fresh Bros. Not only is their food yummy, but they also donated a portion of their proceeds from last week to Heal the Bay.
And thank YOU for a wonderful 2012. Without you, we can’t push forward with our mission to keep the Santa Monica Bay healthy and safe. Whether you donate your time or your treasure (or both!) we appreciate all you do. Happy New Year!