Child Care Links is a nonprofit daycare agency that provides families across the Alameda County with quality daycare and other necessities such as diapers.
Local Leaders had the pleasure of speaking to childcare providers as well as community members about the MRO, the specifics of sorting waste, and the relevance to children.
It was a beautiful, breezy morning, perfect for a creek cleanup.
After enjoying one (or three) delicious donuts, we put on safety goggles and gloves, and grabbed some trash bags. We were ready to go!
Local Leaders of Amador Valley
Writing by Mia Karlsson
The European Union is searching for ways to increase and promote recycling as waste is piling up in ports and landfills after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” or plastic.
This is problematic because for years China has been the largest importer of recyclable materials, importing 7.3 million tonnes from the UK, US, and Japan.
On March 18, 2018 the single biggest mission in raising awareness on the importance of recycling will commence. It will take place in London, Washington DC, São Paulo, Paris, Johannesburg, Delhi, and Dubai The goal ,as stated on their website, is to “drive awareness and action around the urgent need to recycle more effectively around the world, to assure the future of our planet.”
What Have We Been Doing?Welcome to our first blog of 2018! In the beginning of this school year, we split up into several groups to tackle different issues. Our Public Policy group has been busy lately, so here’s what we’ve been up to.
Advocating to the School Board, three of our students, Varsha Madapoosi, Lauren Londono, and Paulina Umansky, spoke for district-wide compliance with the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance, the implementation of a district policy, and the usage California’s free environmental curriculum in PUSD schools.
Water is a precious resource that we cannot live without, but it is also a utility cost that is not related to educational enrichment. The more water your school uses, the more money flows away from learning.
Look in the dumpster behind a typical school, and you will likely see a tremendous amount of material that must be removed from campus and placed somewhere else in the community. Some of it may be recyclable, some of it may end up in a landfill, and some of it may not have been needed in the first place.
Do you know how much money your school spends on energy? Could that money be better used in the classroom, library or computer lab if your school became more energy efficient?