Kimberly Lam's Blog (6)

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. 

More pollution leads to more cases of asthma, heart disease, cancer, and more premature deaths, birth…
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Added by Kimberly Lam on February 11, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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.

In total, over 2,200 pounds of school supplies were…

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Added by Kimberly Lam on August 31, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments

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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Added by Kimberly Lam on March 25, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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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Added by Kimberly Lam on March 3, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

An Urban Farm at the Sanitary District?

Have you heard of the exciting proposed "CoCo San Sustainable Farm"? This is a collaboration between AgLantis, an environmental incubator and Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD) in Martinez, CA. 

The initiative has been picking up momentum this past year; they are currently working on creating a 501c-3 non-profit called AgLantis (a take off on Atlantis, because they are agriculture and an urban island of plentiful (recycled)…

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Added by Kimberly Lam on January 28, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

14 New Year's Resolutions for a Sustainable 2014!

We've gathered some of our favorite resolutions that you can adopt to make 2014 the greenest yet!

1. Ditch the paper towels and use reusable towels and dish clothes instead. Check out 10 great ways to stop using paper towels!



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Added by Kimberly Lam on January 6, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

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