Sea the Change Youth Summit Debrief

Groups from the greater LA area join for a day of fun and learning in Santa Monica

Groups from the greater LA area join for a day of fun and learning at Santa Monica Beach

Sea the Change Youth Summit Debrief
By Tiara Supakit & Megan Phung of Valley Academy’s Mermaid Squad
With contributions from Andrea Ignacio of Hollywood High’s Key Club

Check out what 45 student leaders got up to at the winter youth summit and learn how to join two Ocean Solutions Contests with cash prizes.

Mermaid Squad at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Mermaid Squad at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

On Sunday, 29 January, 2017, the Mermaid Squad participated in the Sea the Change Youth Summit event at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. At the event, we had the opportunity to do many activities such as a beach cleanup and trash analysis. Continue reading

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Ban the Bag Youth Summit Debrief

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Ban the Bag Youth Summit at Rio de Los Angeles State Park

Ban the Bag Youth Summit Debrief
By: Angelica Astorga
One World Club; King Drew High School

On Sept 25th 2016, fifty-five students from all over the greater LA area gathered at the Rio de Los Angeles State Park Recreation Center for a day of teen networking, environmental education and campaign planning. Angelica Astorga from Club Heal the Bay’s One World Club at King Drew Magnet High School remembers the day fondly:

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Tackling the Bag Monster is the name of the game

During the Youth Summit all members interacted during the different workshops and became more educated on Prop 67— Continue reading

Global Solutions for Ocean Pollution

Trash wave

We should’t have to worry about trashy waves!

Global Solutions for the World’s Ocean Pollution
By Fallon Rabin, president of the ACE Recycle Club

On Wednesday Arpil 20th, 2016 ACE Recycle Club’s Fallon Rabin attended the “Stopping Ocean Pollution” workshop hosted by the Clean Technology Council in Thousand Oaks, CA. The problems she learned about can be viewed as disheartening, but Fallon found inspiration by exploring the solutions.  Continue reading

Lawndale’s Heal The Bay Club Adopts Dockweiler Beach!

By Esmeralda Suarez, President of Lawndale Heal the Bay Club

In February, Lawndale High School’s Heal the Bay Club picked up trash from the Dockweiler Beach shore as they completed the first of three cleanups in the Adopt-a-Beach Program.

Our club had its first beach cleanup at Dockweiler Beach back in February, where the club members picked up trash on the shore from 9-11 A.M. Continue reading

Nothin’ But Sand: A Beach Captain’s Perspective

Beach Captains are trained volunteers who run Heal the Bay's Nothin' But Sand monthly beach cleanups

Beach Captains from Heal the Bay’s Nothin’ But Sand monthly beach cleanup

Beach Captains are trained volunteers who run Heal the Bay’s Nothin’ But Sand monthly beach cleanups. One such captain, Santa Monica High School student Andrea Serrano shares her experiences as a volunteer. 

Nothin’ But Sand: A Beach Captain’s Perspective
By Andrea Serrano

I’ve never been into any type of volunteer work, until I joined the Heal the Bay organization. It wasn’t until I became a beach captain that I realized how much of a difference my help has towards our environment. Continue reading