Implement a pilot campaign to reduce plastic pollution into waterways by encouraging 500 residents to use reusable bags instead of throw-a-way disposable plastic bags in two communities in the Long Island Sound Watershed. The project will produce a short video PSA, distribute 2,500 brochures in targeted areas, work with local businesses to ensure “prompts” are displayed in local shops, and encourage residents to pledge to stop using plastic bags.
NFWF Grant Profile
Long Island Sound Futures Fund
Project Title: Reducing Plastic Pollution in Waterways through "Bring Your Own Bag" Campaign (NY)
Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment, Inc.
The project will take place within the LIS watershed in the communities of Huntington, The village of Northport, and the Village of Port Jefferson.