Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride - October 6, 2019

Team Straws Suck, 2017
Team Straws Suck, 2017

ReThink Plastic

Buzzards Bay is a stunning & crucial resource that an array of creatures, phytoplankton to humans, depend upon. As beautiful as it might look from afar, we need to constantly remind ourselves that the Bay is up against countless threats, including nitrogen pollution, depleted wetlands---and plastic debris. 

This year, our "Straws Suck" team has changed its name to "ReThink Plastic."  Banning plastic straws is only a first step toward banning all petroleum-based single-use plastics and replacing them with biodegradable and compostable materials.
 
Please join our team, either as rider or contributor, for the upcoming Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 6. Our mission is two-fold: First, we want to raise funds for the protection of the Bay & its watershed. Donations will help the Coalition fight pollution, permanently protect natural areas, and harness the power of science!
 
Also, our team is peddling to draw attention to Mass Bill S.439, currently under review by the House Ways & Means Committee. The Bill's intent: "On and after January 1, 2021, all retail food establishments using any food service ware for any food prepared or packaged on premises will use biodegradable, compostable, recyclable, or reusable food service ware."  Our team's goal: $15,000. Your donation will truly make a difference--for all species, big and small, for near and far oceans, for future generations!

Thank you for your support!

P.S. The Watershed Ride finish line is located at the Swope Center in Woods Hole and the public is invited to come cheer us on from 2-5pm. Hope to see you there!
 
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If you prefer not to donate online, you can fill out this form and return it along with your payment to the Buzzards Bay Coalition, 114 Front Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. If you're sending a check, please make sure the team's name is written on the check.

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