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CCE PRESS CENTER

MEDIA ADVISORY

For immediate release:
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
For more information contact:
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, (516) 390-7150, (631)384-1378 (mobile)

CCE TO LAUNCH BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BAG) CAMPAIGN IN THREE LONG ISLAND SOUND COMMUNITIES

CCE Partners with Town of Huntington and Villages of Port Jefferson and Northport to Inspire Shoppers to Reduce Plastic Bag Use

Who: Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone, Northport Deputy Mayor Henry Tobin, Huntington Councilman Mark Cuthbertson

What: CCE is launching the Long Island Sound BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag campaign in the Long Island Sound communities of Huntington, Northport, and Port Jefferson. Our campaign includes educating residents and partnering with legislators and businesses to promote reusable bags in place of disposable bags that harm our environment. Businesses will be recruited to participate by promoting using reusable bags in their stores. Free reusable bags will be provided to residents who pledge to “Kick the Plastic Bag Habit.”

CCE conducted extensive surveying in the 3 communities. Survey results will be released at the event. The goal of the campaign is to change consumer behavior and have reusable bags become a permanent part of consumers’ shopping experience.

Single use, disposable bags litter our parks, beaches, highways, ball fields and other landscapes. They clog storm drains, pollute our oceans, bays and estuaries, and kill wildlife. Plastic bags are a major source of plastic marine debris in the Long Island Sound.

CCE will be giving away reusable bags and providing educational materials at the press conference!

When:    Thursday, April 12, 2012

                11:30 am

Where: Huntington Town Hall

               100 Main Street

               Huntington, NY 11743

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Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by tbono  4/11/12