< LONG BEACH | AUG. 23, 2011

RECYCLING & CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEANUP DAY

Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.)
   
   
 

 

g TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT
Please Support Beach Cleanups

RIGHT NOW, while the need is in your mind, won't you please donate?

WE HOPE YOU share our love for animals, kids and the environment, and our wish is that you'll consider a gift of $25, $50, $100 or another amount so that we can continue to bring you clean and safe beaches.

CHECKS to BEACH CLEANUP, Attn. Justin Rudd, 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, CA 90803.



MARK TWAIN once wrote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

MY MOTTO IS "EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER."

I WANT TO
Explore, Dream and Discover as much as possible in my life here on earth, and I want my Web sites to empower, equip and incite others to do the same.

I WANT TO help folks to find something new and exciting to do and experience. That's why I I formed my charitable organization and named it the "Community Action Team"— a name that I feel encompasses all the varied activities and events that I have (and will continue to) organized for the good of our community.

Yours truly,
Justin Rudd!


THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.

C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes
4 Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4 July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4
Haute Dog Poetry Contest
4 Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4 $1,000 SoCal Spelling Bee Championship
4
Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee
4 Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
Contest
4 Haute Dogs on the Beach events

4 Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4 Operation Easter Basket
4 Operation Santa Paws
4 5k/10k Grunion Run
4 5k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4 monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4
Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need
4
Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4 Bulldog Beauty Contest


I AM A FIRM
believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of a community.


-Justin Rudd!

 

 

Biodegradeable Products Take a Lot of Time

Cigarette butts can take 12 years to break down because of the plastic filters; plastic six-pack rings can take 100+ years to break down; and a glass bottle will take 1,000+ years. You don't want to swim in that mess do you? Do yourself and your fellow Californians a favor, don't litter.

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Here's how long it takes for some commonly used products to biodegrade, when they are scattered about as litter:

Cotton rags

1-5 months

Paper

2-5 months

Rope

3-14 months

Orange peels

6 months

Wool socks

1-5 years

Cigarette butts

1-12 years

Plastic coated paper milk cartons

5 years

Plastic bags

10-20 years

Leather shoes

25-40 years

Nylon fabric

30-40 years

Tin cans

50-100 years

Aluminum cans

80-100 years

Plastic 6-pack holder rings

450 years

Glass bottles

1 million years

Plastic bottles

Forever


RECYCLING

Reducing & Reusing
< How does it actually help?

Use Less Stuff
Many of our pollution problems are really problems of misplaced resources. For every item we recycle or reuse, that's one less piece of trash that can become a part of the marine debris cycle threatening people and wildlife. Everything we use in our daily lives is made from natural resources such as trees, petroleum, sand, water, soil, and metals, many of which are nonrenewable.

By throwing these materials into our landfills, we drastically reduce the remaining supply of nonrenewable natural resources.

Recycling Is the Solution to Ocean Pollution
Many of our pollution problems are really problems of misplaced resources. It may be something as simple as a recyclable can or bottle carelessly tossed on a beach, or as complex as a sewage outfall dumping organic waste that could be processed into fertilizer, or an industrial plant discharging materials that could be recaptured and reused in the manufacturing process. In each case changes in our attitude could eliminate the problem. By instilling the simple message that the proper place for a can or bottle is in the recycling bin and not on our beaches, parks, and streets, we point the way to solving the bigger problems we face.

  Why Recycle?
- It's Profitable: Under California's "bottle bill" law, you will be paid for beverage containers turned in to your local certified recycling center.
- It's Free: The City of Long Beach offers free, weekly curbside recycling. For more information, call the City's recycling department at 562/570-2876.
- Garbage: We are drowning in a sea of garbage. Our country is facing a garbage crisis and we're running out of places to put our waste. Solid waste landfills are becoming scarcer and more expensive.
- Paper: Waste paper can be turned into raw material for new paper and paper products. Each ton of recycled office paper saves approximately 380 gallons of oil.
- Glass: Glass does not decompose. It can be recycled to make new glass, insulation, and asphalt in road paving.
- Metal: Nearly 75 percent of all metal is used just once and discarded. Recycling metal reduces air and water pollution and requires 70 percent less energy than producing it from raw materials.

The Solution
The debris that we collect from our beaches is a symptom of a much larger water pollution problem that is caused by everyday people doing every day things. Rain scours oil from parking lots, fertilizer from lawns, pet droppings from sidewalks and other contaminants from "nonpoint" sources and transports this toxic stew down storm drains and over land into the ocean.

These toxins are poisoning marine life and our water sources. We can all be part of the solution by recycling used motor oil and repairing car leaks, picking up after our pets and switching to nontoxic products and improve other everyday practices to help keep our waterways clear and clean.

  How can I help to keep our beaches clean?
- Reduce, reuse and recycle at home, work and school.
- Buy products made from recycled materials with little or no packaging.
- Keep storm drains clean - they drain to beaches.
- Keep cigarette butts off streets and beaches.
- Properly dispose of fishing lines, nets and hooks.
- Buy a "whale tail" license plate. For details, click here
- Participate in the Coastal Commission's programs, call (800) COAST-4U:
- Volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Sat. in Sept., click here
- Volunteer for the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup in Long Beach on the third Sat. of every month at 10 a.m. at 1 Granada Ave., Belmont Shore

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Coastal Cleanup Day
< Sat., Sept. 17, 2011
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Let's rid our beaches and inland waterways of unsightly and harmful debris. Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an international event with over 90 countries around the world participating, making it one of the largest volunteer efforts on the planet! Last year, over 14,000 volunteers from Los Angeles County joined together to pick up over 300,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches and waterways. This year, lets all take the challenge to do more than that!

Drop-in Sites for Southern Calif. on Sat., Sept. 17, 2011, 9 - noon

http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Alamitos Beach
E Ocean Blvd & Alamitos Ave Long Beach, CA 90802
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Belmont Plaza Beach
4000 E Olympic Plz Long Beach, CA 90803

http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Bluff Park Beach
Ocean Blvd., between Redondo and Cherry Sts. Long Beach, CA


http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Cabrillo State Beach
3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731 *Site Sponsors: Coastal E-Waste


http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Colorado Lagoon
E Appian Way & E Colorado St Long Beach, CA 90814


http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Culver City Ballona Creek (A)
Sepulveda Blvd., south/west corner of the intersection along the creek bike path Parking along west side of street preferred Host: Kiwanis International


http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Culver City Ballona Creek (B)
Overland Ave., south/west corner of the intersection along the creek bike path Parking along west side of street preferred Host: Ballona Creek Renaissance


http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Culver City Ballona Creek (C)
Duquesne Ave., south/west corner of the intersection along the creek bike path Parking along Jefferson and Duquesne Host: Echo Horizon School


http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Dockweiler Beach
11999 Vista del Mar, El Segundo, CA 90293


http://maps.gstatic.com/intl/en_us/mapfiles/ms/micons/caution.white.png               Dominguez Channel at Artesia Transit Center
CODE RED!
The Code Red cleanups are 5 specific cleanups in need of your special attention. These highly urbanized sites drain off from huge swaths of Los Angeles County and are swamped with tons of harmful and unsightly trash and debris. Want to make a huge impact on CCD? Come out to a Code Red site! (and be sure to register beforehand)
731 W. 182nd St.,
Los Angeles, CA
http://maps.gstatic.com/intl/en_us/mapfiles/ms/micons/caution.white.png               DOMINGUEZ CHANNEL AT WILMINGTON MARINAS
CODE RED!
The Code Red cleanups are 5 specific cleanups in need of your special attention. These highly urbanized sites drain off from huge swaths of Los Angeles County and are swamped with tons of harmful and unsightly trash and debris. Want to make a huge impact on CCD? Come out to a Code Red site! (and be sure to register beforehand)
Peninsula Rd. parking lot at Wilmington Marinas - take Peninsula Rd. until it ends
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Downey
Rio San Gabriel Cleanup at Rio San Gabriel Park 9612 Ardine Street, Downey, CA North parking lot off of Pico Vista
North parking lot off of Pico Vista
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Echo Park Lake
Park Ave. & Lemoyne St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Hermosa Beach
1201 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 Park at the community center or speak with staff at check-in about parking next to the pier
Park at the community center or speak with staff at check-in about parking next to the pier
http://maps.gstatic.com/intl/en_us/mapfiles/ms/micons/caution.white.png               Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
CODE RED!
The Code Red cleanups are 5 specific cleanups in need of your special attention. These highly urbanized sites drain off from huge swaths of Los Angeles County and are swamped with tons of harmful and unsightly trash and debris. Want to make a huge impact on CCD? Come out to a Code Red site! (and be sure to register beforehand)
25820 Vermont Ave,
Harbor City, CA, 90710
SW corner of Harbor Park, in parking lot near intersection of Anaheim St and Vermont
http://maps.gstatic.com/intl/en_us/mapfiles/ms/micons/caution.white.png               Arroyo Seco/LA River Confluence
CODE RED!
The Code Red cleanups are 5 specific cleanups in need of your special attention. These highly urbanized sites drain off from huge swaths of Los Angeles County and are swamped with tons of harmful and unsightly trash and debris. Want to make a huge impact on CCD? Come out to a Code Red site! (and be sure to register beforehand)
497 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, 90031
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Long Beach Pierpoint Landing
200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Malaga Cove
387 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes, CA 90274
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Surfrider/Malibu Beach
North side of Malibu Pier. 23100 Block of Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Malibu Lagoon
23400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Manhattan State Beach - El Porto
45th Street Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Mother's Beach
E. Appian Way under the 2nd St. Bridge Long Beach, CA
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Playa Del Rey Beach and Jetty AKA Toes Beach
6200 Pacific Ave, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Redondo Beach
2 Pearl Street, Redondo Beach 90277 At the terminus of Torrance Blvd.
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Redondo Beach DIVE
You must be dive certified to attend this site!! 150 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Robert Meyer Beaches at El Matador
32100 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Santa Monica Beach (Tower 27)
2600 Barnard Way at Hill Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Park in Lot 5 South. *Site Sponsors: Subaru
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Santa Monice Beach (Tower 1550)
1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Next to Santa Monica Pier on Colorado Ave. Park in Lot 1550 *Site Sponsors: Subaru and Yoga for Change
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Santa Monica Pier Dive
You must be dive certified to attend this site! Please call Eco Dive Center at 310-398-5759 to reserve a spot on the roster. 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Next to Santa Monica Pier on...
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Silver Lake
2861 W Sunset Blvd. Silver Lake, CA Parking lot of Tom's Burgers *Site Sponsors: Cafe Tropical, Sun Lake Drug Store, Tom's Burgers, and Local Restaurant
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Topanga Beach
18720 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265. Just North of Topanga Canyon Rd. Enter from PCH. Parking lot is north of Topanga Canyon Rd on the left-hand side. Parking lot is upstairs from the beach.
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Torrance State Beach
389 Paseo De La Playa, Torrance, CA 90277
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Tujunga Wash (Sunland)
10000 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Venice Beach at Rose
Ocean Front Walk & Rose Ave Venice, CA 90291
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Westward Beach
7103 Westward Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               White Point/Royal Palms County Beach
1800 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/flag_maps.png               Will Rogers Beach at Temescal Canyon Rd
15900 Pacific Coast Hwy at Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Take Pacific Coast Highway North toward Malibu. At Temescal Canyon Rd. turn West into parking lot. Look for beach captain ...




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Save the Beach. Buy a Plate.
The Whale Tail License Plate sponsored by the California Coastal Commission gives drivers a way to help protect and restore the priceless resources of California's coast and ocean. Proceeds from the plate will support the annual Coastal Cleanup Day, which turns out thousands of volunteers to clean beaches, waterways, and parks each fall. The plate will also support the year 'round Adopt-A-Beach programs. Click here for details

Resources

Long Beach
Adopt-A-Beach Program
Meaghan O'Neill

7550 East Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
562/570-1471

Peter Douglas,
Executive Director
California Coastal Commission

45 Fremont Street #2000
San Francisco, California 94105-2219
(415) 904-5200:

California Coastal
Commission

Adopt-A-Beach Program
45 Fremont Street, Ste. 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(800) COAST-4U

http://www.coastal.ca.
gov/web/

Robert Palmer, Chairman
Surfrider Foundation,
Long Beach Chapter

P. O. Box 14627
LB 90853
562/438-8089
LBSnkBrkWl@aol.com

http://www.surfrider.org/
longbeach/

Center for Marine
Conservation

1725 DeSales Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) CMC-BEACH
www.cmc-ocean.org
1-800-CLEAN-UP

Charles Posner, Staff
California Coastal Commission

200 Oceangate LB 90802

Call for information on where to recycle and how to dispose of household hazardous waste: (562) 570-2876

 

 

 

 

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