SUPER EXCITING NEWS: SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS BANNED!!!

Ainsley Smith from Clean Gloucester writes, “We’ve got some great news! Gloucester is now Massachusetts’ 57th municipality to reduce our reliance on plastic bags! Thank you to everyone who came out and spoke in support or sent in emails. We look forward to working with our City Council on successfully rolling out this ordinance and related education to all of Gloucester’s residents.” The vote was passed seven to one.Gloucester Clean City Commissioners Nick Lilades, Ainsley Smith, Eric Magers, Councilor Melissa Cox, and Bev Low

SAVE THE DATE: CITY COUINCIL HEARING ON THE PLASTIC BAG BAN

Save the date for the Gloucester City Council meeting to ban the use of plastic checkout bags. The new date is Tuesday, September 12th, at 7pm. Please come and support this important initiative! For our Kids! 

The Plastic: Pick it Up Kids Club

GloucesterCast 237 With Terry Weber, Kathy Day, Eric Magers, Jamie Mathison, Sarah Steward, Charlene Delaney, The Kids From Plastic Pick-It Up, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/13/17

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GloucesterCast 237 With Terry Weber, Kathy Day, Eric Magers, Jamie Mathison, Sarah Steward, Charlene Delaney, The Kids From Plastic Pick-It Up, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/13/17

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Topics Include:

Thanks to Terry Weber for bringing me a bagel from Dunkin Donuts WITHOUT BUTTER
Kathy Day Volunteer Organizer 7th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil
Plastic Pick It Up Donation To Cape Ann Maritime Partnership (CAMP)  One Ocean One Love
Hannah Kimberley On NPR ‘s All Things Considered talking about her book about Annie Smith Peck
Block Party
Happening at Beauport Hotel- SUPahBowl, Art Show August 22 Call To Painters, Lobster Fest Every Wednesday At Seaport Grill, North Shore Accappella
This popular event takes place concurrently with the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and is held in Stage Fort Park on Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.
Mommy & Me Fitness Class Coming Soon!  Starting Wednesday August 23rd we will be offering a fun mommy and me fitness class for moms with children 0-3 years old. The class will be every Wednesday morning from 9:00 – 10:00am.  Mommy and Me Fitness will feature fun kid friendly music, and exercises that include the kids and give Mom a great workout.
Beauport Hotel News
Sticker Art- Carol Krieks Graphic Arts Custom Stickers By Carol www.sandtocitystyle.com
Shout Out To Louise and Jerry Fatta
Kudos To Annisquam Village Players for Singing in The Rain
Gloucester Stage Out Of The Mouths of Babes opened August 11th
Winged Creature Update

EAST GLOUCESTER KID’S CLUB DONATES $540.00 TO HELP PURCHASE CLEAN HARBOR TECHNOLOGIES

Over the summer, our East Gloucester neighborhood kids Atticus, Meadow, Pilar, Frieda, Lucas, and Sabine formed the club Plastic: Pick it Up!, a kid’s campaign for getting plastic off roadways and beaches so it doesn’t end up in our oceans. Through their lemonade stand, the club raised a whopping 540.00!! On Wednesday evening they, along with Jackson, visiting cousin from North Carolina, met with members of Cape Ann Maritime Partnership (CAMP) to donate the money raised to help purchase a Seabin and Marine Skimmer, marine technologies designed to clean up oil and plastic garbage.

Learning about the effect of plastic pollution with marine biologist Julie Hurley and CAMP leaders. 

Plastic: Pick it Up! club members Frieda, Atticus, Jackson, Lucas, Pilar, Meadow, and Sabine

Love this logo for CAMP designed by Jamie Mathison!

CAMP is a relatively newly formed  partnership between NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, Gloucester’s Clean City Commission, One Ocean One Love, Seaside Sustainability, Maritime Gloucester, and Gloucester’s Coast Guard Station.

The event took place at the beautiful printing headquarters and shop of Jamie Mathison and sister Sarah Steward, One Ocean One Love. Jamie is the owner and artist, and sister Sarah is the general manager. From the shop’s website: “One Ocean One Love shop is a hand-printed, surf-inspired clothing brand, offering one of a kind ocean related products in stores and online. We’re a small eco-friendly business made up of forward-thinkers, with a passion to conserve and protect marine life. 5% of all One Ocean apparel net profits are donated toward keeping the oceans clean.” 

Ainsley Smith from Gloucester’s Clean City Commission wearing tank top designed by Jamie with the CAMP logo. 

Stop by One Ocean One Love and see their wonderful collection of tees, tanks, and totes, all hand-printed from linoleum block designs by Jamie. One Ocean One Love Gloucester shop is located at 47R Parker Street, in the lighthouse on the harbor. Their Rockport shop is located at 6 Bearskin Neck. 

 

Links to learn more about the Seabin, Marine Skimmer, CAMP,  One Ocean One Love, and plastic ocean pollution:

projectaware.org

www.plasticoceans.org

http://www.oneoceanoneloveshop.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CapeAnnMaritimePartnership/

http://www.marinatrashskimmer.com/

http://seabinproject.com/