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Tara Bono

Tara Bono

Tara started at CCE through an internship in 2008 and found herself quickly at home in the world of advocacy and public education. Whether she’s speaking to a group of senior citizens on recycling, designing layouts for CCE’s publications, or pouring through scientific research, she loves that no two days are ever the same. Her favorite issues to work on include plastic bag reduction, recycling, and protection of Long Island’s estuaries. Tara loves exploring Long Island’s diverse natural environment as much as she loves to travel abroad. In 2011, she spent 3 weeks in Australia as a U.S. Climate Change Professional Fellow learning about energy policies throughout the Pacific region. Why does Tara love being part of the CCE team? “Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

Tara's Posts

Groups Call for Upgrades to Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant


It is no secret that the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant has been having problems for years. The plant treats 40 percent of Nassau County’s wastewater and discharges directly into Reynolds channel between Island Park and Long Beach. New science shows that these waters around the outfall pipe are experiencing degraded water quality, high ammonia […]

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Plastic Soup: A Global Crisis


It takes a lot to shock me, and even more to make me feel so sick that I lose my appetite. Unfortunately, that’s just how I felt on my walk back to Penn Station after a recent presentation in NYC from 5 Gyres Institute, where CCE educated attendees about our BYOB Campaign. I’ve always been an advocate […]

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Federal Ruling Against Scotts Brings Environmental Justice


The environmental community cheered loudly this week following a ruling from a federal judge against a company that has roots on Long Island. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. found itself with over $4 million in fines after pleading guilty to a number of criminal acts involving the illegal application of insecticides to wild bird seed, which […]

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Distance Makes the Staff Grow Stronger


I write this blog post from the road. I am currently in the middle of a Citizens Campaign for the Environment summer tour, visiting half of the offices across the state. First stop was Syracuse, today I’m in Buffalo, tomorrow I will be in Albany, and Friday I go back to Farmingdale on Long Island. […]

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Video Blog Series: “A Day in the Life: CCE Lobby Day”


Every day here at Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is new and different, so I invite you to take a firsthand look into what goes on inside the walls of CCE with our new video blog series. Join us as we travel to Albany, meeting with elected officials on one of our 2012 legislative […]

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