Eat at Clean Bay Restaurants!
Did you know there are over 350 restaurants in Santa Monica Bay Watershed that are working hard to reduce ocean pollution and improve water quality? TBF’s Clean Bay Certified (CBC) program works with cities to inspect and certify restaurants that voluntarily implement initiatives to protect our environment. These restaurants achieve 100% of the CBC to-do’s checklist, which focuses on reducing stormwater runoff pollution generated by restaurant activities. An average restaurant throws away 150,000 lbs of garbage per year and uses 300,000 gallons of water per year. We are proud to have 11 cities in the Santa Monica Bay Watershed participating and we encourage you to find restaurants you’d like to support in their efforts HERE.
Recently we co-presented CBC awards to several restaurants in Rolling Hills Estates with the Rolling Hills Estates City Council. Check out the full list HERE.
On a related note, we would like to congratulate the City of Malibu on banning the distribution of plastic straws, stirrers, and utensils at Malibu food service establishments. What a great step towards plastic free oceans!
Registration Open! CRI Seeks Teacher-Leaders
The Coastal Research Institute, or CRI, is launching the Coastal Science & Stewardship for Teacher-Leaders, or CSSTL, at LMU. This summer program offers teacher-leaders the opportunity to practice the interdisciplinary skills they need to teach the science of the shoreline and how their students can engage in community-based restoration projects. The teachers will learn—with support from LMU researchers, TBF coastal scientists, and fellow teacher-leaders—how to engage their K-12 students in exploring natural systems in the coastal zone, how to conduct student-driven questioning, and encourage community-based learning. Teachers can sign up now for a week-long program (June 18-22) that will take place at LMU and at TBF projects sites such as the Santa Monica Beach and Malibu Lagoon.