August 2018 Newsletter
Promoting healthy and sustainable oceans through education that inspires action & advocacy
Plastic Bag Ban Bill Fails in Massachusetts

Plastic pollution problem - Sea Turtle eating plastic bag polluting ocean

State lawmakers failed to approve a statewide ban on single use plastic bags last week. House and Senate negotiators dropped the proposal Friday.  This means it's more important than ever to take action in local communities. More than 80 cities and towns in Massachusetts have already banned the bag, find out here if your community has a plastic bag ban and if not, consider proposing one!

A Sunset Sail & Journey into the World of the North Atlantic Right Whale
Fri. 9/21

Learn about New England's "Urban Whale" & our efforts to save them from extinction.

W2O friends & families are invited for a Sunset Sail in Boston Harbor aboard the Tall Ship Liberty Clipper.
Tickets cost $35 for the boat ride, ocean friendly appetizers & drinks
Launch at 5:15pm & return at 7:15pm.
Please join us for a fun & educational night on the water.

Ocean Trivia with W2O's New Young Professional Group 
Tuesday, 8/21

Meet up with W2O's new young professional group for some brews & q's.  Test your ocean knowledge with our first Young Professional Action Committee sponsored event at the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville.

Bring your crew for a fishy challenge and a chance to win some ocean friendly prizes.  Contact Emily Conklin  with questions. 
21+ only event.

For more details,  visit Aeronaut's website.
Sounds of the Sea
Summer Concert on the Boston Esplanade 
Wed. 8/15 7pm

Hear the Landmarks Orchestra with Conductor Christopher Wilkins in a program that interprets the sound of a nimal song and sea life in collaboration with the New England Aquarium.

Summer Beach Reads

W2O recommends two great summer reads. Check out the books: The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson & The Last Lobster by Christopher White to understand your favorite crustacean.

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events:

W2O Sew-A-Thon on Wed. Oct 24th
 Help us make reusable bags, no sewing skills required! 
 Fabric donations welcome

W2O's Ocean Lovin' Book Group on Tues. Nov. 13th
Details & book choice to follow

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