Ban the Bag: How You Can Reduce Plastic Waste in Your Community

Story by Randolph Pfaff, live blue Service Corps volunteer In November of last year, Boston joined more than sixty municipalities in Massachusetts by banning the distribution of plastic shopping bags. This significant step toward creating a zero-waste city was applauded by environmental and conservation groups, along with concerned citizens who had pushed the Boston City…

Service at Sea! A Cleanup on the Boston Harbor Islands, by Helena McMonagle

On Saturday morning, April 29th, about sixty teens and adults gathered together on the wharf at the New England Aquarium to begin one of the largest beach clean ups the New England Aquarium’s live blue™ volunteers have taken on so far. Thanks to support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance, National Park Service, and the MA…

live blue Service Corps “Try Everything” Award Winner: Linda Carr

Linda is never one to shy away from a new project, or return to the same beaches every month for recurring cleanups. With over 200 volunteer hours logged with the Service Corps, Linda is looking forward to taking the next step in volunteerism by becoming a live blue™ Service Leader. We are certainly looking forward to having her continue her work with the Service Corps to share her stories and newfound expertise!

live blue Service Corps “Dedication to a Cause” Award Winner: Robert Cuddi

Robert, a Service Corps volunteer since October 2015, has accrued over 150 hours of service through the program, many of them spent helping the Rescue and Rehabilitation team during the 2015 turtle stranding season. He has certainly worked hard and continues to show his dedication to the protection of sea turtles (and the rest of the ocean!), making him more than deserving of this award.