The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to participate Heal the Bay's third annual A Day Without A Bag event. Celebrated on December 17, the day-long event challenges all residents to use reusable bags for 24 hours in place of single-use bags when shopping.
Held in Los Angeles County and organized by Heal the Bay and Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, A Day Without A Bag is designed to encourage Southland shoppers to adopt more sustainable practices during the holidays and coming year.
"In addition to cluttering our local stormdrains, and eventually the Santa Clara River, single-use plastic bags can harm our oceans and natural wildlife, incurring millions of dollars annually in retroactive cleanup costs," said Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean. "By participating in A Day Without A Bag, residents can begin to adopt habits to secure a cleaner future for our local community and the environment as a whole."
At its October 27 City Council meeting, the Santa Clarita City Council adopted a proclamation pledging the City's participation in A Day Without A Bag. The program is an education and grassroots event coordinated by Heal the Bay that involves businesses and individuals throughout Los Angeles County.
For more information on A Day Without A Bag, please contact Mark Patti, Project Development Coordinator for the City's Environmental Services Division, at (661) 286-4173, or visit healthebay.org.