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    Join Millions Of People Worldwide In Plastic Free July / Occupy Sonoma County

    Please share this announcement with your mailing lists and friends. Download flyers from our website to post on bulletin boards. Thank you!​

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    Plastic Free July / Occupy Sonoma County

    Occupy Sonoma County is joining millions of people worldwide in Plastic Free July.

    Download our Plastic Challenge Action Picker here:

    We urge everyone to join the global challenge at where participants are counted and receive information on how to reduce plastic consumption.

    Attend our teach-in: Fight Climate Change with Zero Waste Strategies with presenter Portia Sinnott from Zero Waste Action Sonoma County and Zero Waste USA.
    Monday, July 22, 7-9 PM at 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa, CA., free with donations welcome.

    Scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans. The plastic bottles, bags and takeout containers — that are used once and then discarded — are made with a material that is designed to last forever. Adopting reusable shopping bags, regularly utilizing reusable coffee cups and water bottles, refusing plastic utensils, and avoiding pre-packaged fruits and vegetables can make a difference. These habits avoid putting plastic in the landfill, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and protect the oceans.​

    Participation can range from choosing to refuse a handful of items for a single day, refusing all plastic for the entire month, or anything in between. One simple action is to say no to plastic straws! We ask that everyone make a habit of saying, “No straw, please” when ordering a beverage at a bar or restaurant. Plastic straws are often given automatically and are a serious threat to the environment. We ask that clubs and restaurants switch to paper straws or consider switching to glass or stainless steel straws.

    Every bit of plastic ever made still exists. Plastics break into smaller and smaller pieces that do not decompose becoming permanent pollution which is toxic to fish, wildlife and the environment. Now that China has decided not to accept US plastic for recycling, even plastic bottles with a deposit are piling up with nowhere to go.

    For more information go to

    Subscribe to our weekly newsletter that includes information about plastic problems and solutions in every issue.
    You can also talk with us in person: our Earth Action Campaign meets every 3rd Monday from 7-9 PM at the Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa.

    What are you doing to reduce your plastic consumption?

    For more information go to or call 707-877-6650 (website contact preferred).
    Join this event on Facebook.

    Occupy Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of the Occupy Movement with a regional strategy for effectively organizing countywide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.
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