House of Representatives approves bill to ban environmentally damaging microbeads

House of Representatives approves bill to ban environmentally damaging microbeads

The United States is poised to ban microbeads, minuscule pieces of plastic found in personal care products like face and body washes, toothpastes, and soap, after studies showed they cause significant harm to the environment. The House of Representatives yesterday approved the Microbead Free Waters Act, which — if approved by the Senate — will start phasing out the production of microbeads on July 1st, 2017.

Surfrider GREAT LAKES CHAPTERS UNITE

Surfrider GREAT LAKES CHAPTERS UNITE

Surfrider Milwaukee hosted a workshop, Nov 14-15, in Shorewood, WI. In a gathering marked equally by work and play, four of the five Great Lakes chapters were represented. It was a fruitful, enjoyable communion of like-minded activists. Mostly, it was a chance for a group of chapters, united by a common interest in the Great Lakes, to finally meet one another, and learn about each other's regional issues and concerns.

4.25.15 HANGS UPON NOTHING SCREENING WRAP UP

4.25.15 HANGS UPON NOTHING SCREENING WRAP UP

On an otherwise unremarkable Saturday afternoon in April, the stately and historic Logan Square movie theater was converted into a gathering place of such a magnitude that the Chicago Chapter will forever use the event as a benchmark for turnout success. In other words: the place was packed.

CPD Plan For Morgan Shoal Altered Favorably

CPD Plan For Morgan Shoal Altered Favorably

The Chicago Park District plan to build out the shoreline approximately 70 feet between 45th and 51st St has been revised so as not to encroach upon the beloved Morgan Shoal; the ancient dolomite limestone formation that represents the last bit of natural shoreline geography in the area.