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These past few months have been busy for us here at All One Ocean. We recently installed three new Beach Clean Up Stations in Alameda, bringing our total Station count to 28! Please help us install even more Stations by joining us at the 2nd Annual Race to Zero Waste Saturday, Oct. 15. Read on for more information about the race, our new Stations and to join our founder Hallie for free qigong sessions. Also, we say goodbye to Lauren, our director of nearly four years. And don't forget to vote YES on Proposition 67 to ban single-use plastic bags in California!

Ocean Love,

Hallie Austen Iglehart, Founder
Nicole Cibellis, Interim Director
and the All One Ocean Team
Three New Alameda Beach Clean Up Stations Installed!
We recently installed three new Beach Clean Up Stations in Alameda. These Stations are at the Crab Cove Visitor's Center, Encinal Beach and Park Street. Thanks to Katie Cameron, Heather Reynolds (Mermaid Vyana of http://www.mermaiddreamsbedandbreakfast.com/ in Kona Hawaii), Wren Collins and East Bay Regional Park District.
Wallk, Run or Race to Benefit All One Ocean!
Join us for the 2nd Annual Race to Zero Waste at Crissy Field 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. This waste-free extravaganza to benefit All One Ocean will feature a 5K fun run/walk, a beach cleanup, a zero-waste chef cooking demo, Gr8er Good Games, upcycle activities, music, yoga and a raffle. We will also host zero-waste expert talks from Gary Liss and Imperfect Produce. Oh, and of course, mermaids! We might also throw in a splash mob and a silent disco... who said zero waste isn't fun? 
The 2015 planning committee at last year's Race to Zero Waste. Crissy Field, San Francisco.
The run/walk is cup-free, so bring your own bottle! Tickets are $25, but will go up a few days before the event. Everyone who registers before the event will receive a free Klean Kanteen water bottle and 12oz stainless steel cup!
 
We can't wait to see you out there on race day! If you can't attend, please consider donating to help us install more Beach and School Clean Up Stations and decrease marine pollution. 

To register for the event, please visit: http://racetozerowaste.org/
Vote Yes to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags in CA.
According to recent research, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the Ocean. Please help turn back this tide. Vote yes on Proposition 67 on Nov. 8. This measure would prohibit most grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and liquor stores in California from giving out single-use plastic bags. Please vote yes and do all you can to get out the vote. Our yes votes are crucial to the future of our Ocean and Earth. For more information, click here! 
Join Hallie for Free Qigong Sessions
Our founder, Hallie Iglehart, is offering free qigong sessions to All One Ocean supporters. All are welcome, regardless of experience.

Hallie, a Wisdom Healing Qigong senior teacher, calls WHQ qigong the most powerful meditation she has encountered during her 46 years practicing and 42 years teaching meditation. She credits qigong with helping her found All One Ocean. Hallie has been teaching qigong for seven years and practicing for eight.

Literally meaning "cultivation of life force," qigong is an ancient simple movement meditation, which gave rise to tai chi and the martial arts. It is physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healing and is complementary to other meditation and healing practices.

Practicing qigong as an All One Ocean group will help us cultivate our life force/chi, improving our health and the health of our Ocean and world. Like the Tao, the power of qigong is difficult to describe. One student said the practice is like "making love to the universe." 

Hallie is a certified level two instructor in the lineage of Master Mingtong Gu and Dr. Pang Ming, founder of the medicine-free Qigong Hospital in China.

For more information about qigong, please visit Hallie's website. For class times and to RSVP for a class, please email Hallie at hallie@alloneocean.org
Bon Voyage to Lauren!
Lauren W. West, our revered former director, recently left All One Ocean to pursue her new kuleana. Lauren served as AOO's director for nearly four years. During that time, Lauren oversaw the installation of 26 Beach Clean Up Stations, resulting in the removal of more than one million pieces of trash from California, Hawaii and Iowa beaches. Lauren's tireless dedication, refreshing humor and positive energy will be dearly missed! Good luck to our incredible Ocean Warrior. We love and appreciate you!
From Lauren:

Dear Esteemed Colleagues, Friends and Partners;

After nearly four years working on the issue of marine debris that I care so deeply about, I am leaving All One Ocean in pursuit of my next adventure. Being able to collaborate with you all on this critical work has been a dream come true.

Special thanks to the spectacular pod of mermaids at AOO, the impeccable team at Earth Island Institute, and to Hallie, without whom All One Ocean would not exist!

Yours Truly,

Lauren W. West
Proud Former Director of All One Ocean, a project of Earth Island Institute
We Appreciate Marin Sanitary
Thanks to Marin Sanitary for their generous support of our School Clean Up Station program! To learn more about how Marin Sanitary shares our mission to keep our waterways clean through partnering with schools and the community, check out their website here.
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