October 2018 E-Letter

HEAL THE OCEAN'S OCTOBER E-LETTER

Happy Autumn and Pumpkins to All!

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In this E-Letter:

  • Introducing HTO's New Policy Analyst Andrew Juiliano

  • HTO Releases Report on Vast Water Recycling Potential in CA

  • HTO's 20th Anniversary Celebration Coming Up - Check it out!

  • PLEASE Register to Vote 

  • Come See Us Saturday, October 13 at the SB Harbor & Seafood Festival

  • Shop on Amazon Smile to Give to HTO


MEET NEW HTO POLICY ANALYST
ANDREW JUILIANO!

  Andrew Juiliano

Andrew Juiliano

ZOOM! Slashing through the mud on his bike all over the world, winning awards and trophies and various other prizes, Andrew Juiliano, a magnum cum laude graduate in English Literature UC Santa Cruz, has landed at Heal the Ocean as our new Policy Analyst! Andrew grew up on the Jersey Shore,and has traveled the world on his bike, most recently pedaling through the mud as a professional bike racer in Belgium and founding and publishingGrit World Media & Racing in Santa Barbara. About three weeks after he began working for Heal the Ocean, Andrew learned that a writing project done in Belgium earned him a Lowell Thomas Journalism award from the Society of American Travel Writers. Congratulations, Andrew, and wow! We are thrilled to have you on our team!

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HTO REPORT DOCUMENTS 417 BILLION GALLONS
OF POTENTIAL WATER FOR CALIFORNIA

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HTO has just published  The Inventory of Municipal Wastewater Discharges to California Coastal Waters, a three-year research project headed by former HTO Policy Analyst James Hawkins. The report focuses on the vast water recycling potential in California - enough for eight million coastal Californians! The report, which was immediately picked up by local NPR Station KCBX, determined that 57 different municipal treatment plants discharged over 417 billion gallons of wastewater into coastal bodies of water throughout California. If 85 percent of that coastal discharge were recycled, water needs could be met for a fifth of California’s population.

The complete interactive study is available here

The printer friendly PDF is available here

You can hear the interview of James Hawkins on local NPR Station KCBXhere.

Additional thanks go to former HTO staffers Corey Radis, ME, and Alex Bennett, MESM, who provided valuable research assistance for the project.


HTO'S 20TH BIRTHDAY EVENT IS NEAR!

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Ditch the witch hats and put on your party clothes to join Heal the Ocean on October 27, 2018, at the historic El Paseo Restaurant for our Annual Benefit - always billed as "the funnest party of the year!" This year we're celebrating Heal the Ocean’s 20th Anniversary and all the great things HTO has accomplished! If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, please don't wait, because tickets are going fast and we want you to be there with us!

Have a peek at the incredible Live Auction being offered:

1. One Week Vacation on the Beautiful Island of Tavarua, Fiji

2. Custom Channel Islands HTO 20th Anniversary Surfboard Package

3. Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2019 Cinema Passes Package

4. Aloha Stadium Concert: Eagles with Jack Johnson and the

Royal Hawaiian Ocean Front Hotel Package!

5. “Sunset Over the Channel Islands” (30 x 30 Oil) by Rick Garcia

6. Ocean Essentials Surprise Offering…What’s in the Box?
(You won’t want to miss out on this super special package...
it contains some BIG goodies!)

To purchase an event ticket, sponsor the event, or make a donation please contact Alison (alison@healtheocean.org // 805.965.7570) or visit our website!


DON'T FORGET...PLEASE REGISTER TO VOTE!

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In California, the deadline to register to vote is 15 days before Election Day, Tuesday, November 6! Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than Monday, October 22, 2018.

Don't wait, register today online!


VISIT HTO OCTOBER 13 AT THE
SANTA BARBARA HARBOR & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

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On Saturday, October 13 from 10am-5pm HTO will be at the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival! Stop by and snack on some super fresh seafood, talk to local SB fishermen and learn about all the fantastic ocean nonprofits in our community.

We will be selling HTO t-shirts, hats, and reusable stainless steel metal straws! Hope to see you there!


GIVE TO HTO WHEN YOU SHOP ON AMAZON!

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With the holidays around the corner, you might be gearing up to start your holiday shopping. If you find yourself heading to Amazon for Halloween decorations, new pots and pans before Thanksgiving, or some cozy winter pajamas, shop at smile.amazon.com, designate Heal the Ocean as your charity of choice, and Amazon will donate to Heal the Ocean with each of your purchases!

To select Heal the Ocean as your charity of choice, click the orange supporting button and search for Heal the Ocean! Happy shopping!