Surfrider Humboldt and Humboldt Baykeeper are partnering to bring you Day Without (a disposable) Bag on 15 December at Wildberries, Ray’s Arcata, Ray’s McKinleyville, and Eureka Natural Foods.  Day Without a Bag was started by Heal the Bay with the goal of reducing the use of environmentally harmful single-use plastic bags by empowering individuals to take simple and direct actions to eliminate the use of disposable shopping bags.  Surfrider Humboldt and Humboldt Baykeeper will be encouraging shoppers to stop by our information booths and to bring in a t-shirt that we will make into a reusable bag.  Your new bag will then get screen printed with our Ban the Bag Humboldt logo.  A single reusable bag has the potential to replace over 1,000 single-use bags in its lifetime, saving a significant amount of resources. We hope this one day of action will encourage people to go plastic free during the holiday shopping season and throughout 2012.

You can help our effort in several ways:

  • Volunteer for the event
  • Volunteer for our pre-Day Without a Bag work party
  • Help provide or loan needed supplies for the event
    • Plywood to make into Ban the Bag boards
    • Blue and white paint and supplies
    • Extension cords
    • Heat guns to dry screen print
    • Donate T-shirts

Please contact for more information or to volunteer.