Kimberly Lam
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Waste No More - Properly Store Your Food

Did you know that 40% of all food in America is wasted?Food waste contributes to climate change, both upstream (resources such as water and transportation that have gone into farming and growing the…Continue

Tags: waste, food

Started Oct 29

Lawn Be Gone! DIY Sheet Mulching

Action of the Month: DIY Sheet MulchingFall is the perfect time to sheet-mulch. Not familiar with that term? It's a layered mulch system that nurtures the soil and replaces existing lawns or weeds,…Continue

Tags: sheet, compost, mulch, conservation, lawn

Started Oct 1

Inter-Generational Groups at the Gala

The theme for this year's Awards Gala is "Together We Thrive: Building a Sustainable World Across Generations." Climate change solutions will require collaboration between diverse populations,…Continue

Started Sep 3

GMO or No?
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A GMO, or genetically modified organisim, is a plant, animal, or other living organisms whose genetic makeup has been modified in a lab using genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Clary Jul 31.

 

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Waste No More - Properly Store Your Food

Did you know that 40% of all food in America is wasted?Food waste contributes to climate change, both upstream (resources such as water and transportation that have gone into farming and growing the food) and downstream (discarded food waste generates greenhouse gases as it breaks down). Carrots - bring limp carrots back to life…See More
Oct 29
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Lawn Be Gone! DIY Sheet Mulching

Action of the Month: DIY Sheet MulchingFall is the perfect time to sheet-mulch. Not familiar with that term? It's a layered mulch system that nurtures the soil and replaces existing lawns or weeds, eliminating the need to remove unwanted plant material (no harsh herbicides, no roto-tilling!). A SCOCO board member just sheet-mulched her front yard in Concord last month - here's how you can too!1. Apply for a lawn conversion rebate BEFORE you start, if you are removing a lawn and planning to…See More
Oct 1
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Inter-Generational Groups at the Gala

The theme for this year's Awards Gala is "Together We Thrive: Building a Sustainable World Across Generations." Climate change solutions will require collaboration between diverse populations, including those of not only different cultures, socio-economic levels and genders, but also those from different age groups and generations!…See More
Sep 3
Alison Clary replied to Kimberly Lam's discussion GMO or No?
"Excellent overview! This article sums up the pros and cons efficiently and effectively. "
Jul 31
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

GMO or No?

A GMO, or genetically modified organisim, is a plant, animal, or other living organisms whose genetic makeup has been modified in a lab using genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. Most GMOs have been…See More
Jul 25
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Look Who's Taking Action: High School Student Melanie

The US EPA announced Melanie Quan, a freshman at Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, as the winner of its "Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award. She was selected out of 1,793 student scientists and engineers competing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA in May. Melanie’s project is titled “Microplastics, Macro Problem: A Novel Technique to Remove Microplastics from Water Using a Modified Electrostatic Filter.”  She developed a novel microplastics…See More
Jun 28
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Action of the Month: Go Deep Green!

You can source 100% of your electricity from renewable resources, even if you don't have solar on your roof! As of April 2018, residents of 12+ cities in Contra Costa now have a Community Choice energy program, MCE (Marin Clean Energy) as their primary service provider, unless you opt out to stay with PG&E. PG&E is still…See More
Jun 4
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Move Your Money: Dump the Bank and Join a Credit Union

If you care about the planet, dump your bank and join a credit union.  The banking industry makes its money by investing in development projects that are lucrative to shareholders, no matter how environmentally or socially damaging they might be.  For example, Canadian tar sands oil…See More
May 1
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

AB 1745 - Clean Cars 2040

Legislation Alert!AB 1745 - Clean Cars 2040 Everyone deserves to breathe clean air!Contra Costa can swing this critical vote.Your Support is Urgently Neededto Get AB 1745 Out of CommitteeACT BY APRIL 12th!Legislative SummarySummary: AB 1745, the Clean Cars 2040 Act, will require all new passenger vehicles sold in California after January 1,…See More
Apr 1
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Look Who's Taking Action: Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital

Did you know that the Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in Walnut Creek is the first and largest wildlife rehabilitation center in the United States? It treats more than 5,500 injured and orphaned wild animals each year, including raptors, owls, foxes, reptiles and much more. As the human population continues to grow, our…See More
Mar 5
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Volunteer or Give Back

For many of us, the holidays are about abundance - a mountain of presents under a tree, enjoying huge feasts with family and friends, or decking our halls with bountiful decorations. However there are so many in Contra Costa who could use some extra cheer this holiday. Here are a few ways you can share the holiday spirit this…See More
Dec 2, 2017

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What brings you to the SCOCO Network?
Passionate about sustainability and zero waste.

Kimberly Lam's Blog

Environmental Justice in Contra Costa?

Did you know that the poor and people of color are more likely to live in the most polluted neighborhoods? Poor communities are routinely targeted to host toxic and hazardous facilities and industries that are dangerous to public health and the environment. 

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Posted on February 11, 2015 at 6:00pm

Over 2,200 pounds of School Supplies Donated for Reuse in Contra Costa

When the bell rings on the last day of school, the last thing students are thinking about is what to do with their used school supplies. This year, six schools in Contra Costa County have participated in an end-of-school-year program to collect and divert those school supplies from the landfill.…

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Posted on August 31, 2014 at 10:52am

Ride-sharing with 3 strangers for 7 hours - and it was great!

Yes that is correct, I rode in a car with 3 "strangers" from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, and it was a fantastic, cheap and convenient way to get to my destination!

 

Before you dismiss me as crazy, read on to learn about my experience - maybe you'll be inspired to try ride-sharing (whether for commuting to work, or for longer trips similar to mine):

 

A few months ago, I decided to visit some friends in Los Angeles for a few days.

 

I didn't want to…

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Posted on March 25, 2014 at 11:00am

What'cha Gonna do with all that Junk? (Spring Cleaning edition)

Spring is right around the corner (although it may be hard to tell with the wacky weather we're having)!
 
Spring Cleaning is a great opportunity to throw open the windows, let some fresh air in, and make our homes clean, happy and efficient spaces.
 
But what do you do with the pile of stuff you've decided you no longer need? Here are seven things to do with all that junk instead of sending it…
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Posted on March 3, 2014 at 12:30am

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