Kerry Rivers published events
Oct 30, 2020
John Mercurio replied to Kerry Rivers's discussion Recycling Update – Keep it Clean
"I think it is a safe bet that everyone who reads this forum truly wants to do the right thing when it comes to recycling. I elevated it to the status of "hobby" years ago. But the news we have been hearing over the last year or so, and now this…"
May 1, 2019
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
You may have heard in the news about the tricky state of recycling in the US. For decades, most of the US’s (and various other Countries’) recyclables such as plastics and mixed paper were sent to China to be recycled and manufactured into new…
Apr 29, 2019
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
Are you looking for ways to get the whole family involved in the garden? Next weekend (Saturday, 4/6), Sustainable Contra Costa will be hosting "Fun with Kids in the Garden", an exciting family-friendly gardening workshop in Pittsburg, where the…
Mar 31, 2019
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
In recent years, the news about bees has been grim. “Colony Collapse Disorder” and bee “die-offs”, alarming to hear, and rightfully so, especially considering bees are key to growing much of the foods we eat. There are a variety of factors…
Feb 3, 2019
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
Each year, the environmentalist in you may feel torn about Christmas trees. On the one hand, it seems wrong to cut down a healthy tree for one month of enjoyment. On the other hand, it feels just as troubling to buy an artificial tree made of…
Dec 2, 2018
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
Thinking about taking vegetarian experimentation to the next level this Thanksgiving? Don’t fret – it does not have to include “Tofurkey” (unless you like that!). There are so many delicious vegetarian options to get excited about. Check out some…
Oct 28, 2018
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
Did you know that voter turnout in Contra Costa was just under 40% for the primaries this summer? That means about 60% of registered voters did not cast ballots and share their voice. Every person’s voice matters – if you are eligible to vote and…
Sep 30, 2018
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
Did you know that the World Bank estimates that by 2030, about two-thirds of the seafood we eat will be farm-raised?Well, what exactly is a farm-raised fish? Farm-raised fish are those raised in pens in the sea, ponds, or tanks on land. Some farmed…
Jul 25, 2018
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
The Central Contra Costa Last Plastic Straw campaign is continuing to gain momentum! This month, consider taking action to help stop the use of single-use plastic straws in Contra Costa by participating in the campaign.Actions you can take: Refuse…
Jun 27, 2018
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
Summer is upon us, and with it comes the need to slather on the sunscreen when heading outside. Did you know that many sunscreens are made with UV-blocking ingredients that protect our skin but can damage coral reefs? One such ingredient,…
Jun 3, 2018
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
Did you know that in California, we use an average of 30-60% of our water outdoors? Cutting water use in the yard or garden has the potential to make a big impact on your overall water use. For this year’s Community Resilience Challenge, consider…
Apr 30, 2018
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
One of the most rewarding sights to see in one’s garden is pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds fluttering from plant to plant. Pollinators play an important role in ecosystems, and are responsible for the growth of most flowers…
Mar 5, 2018
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
Single-use plastics like straws, utensils, and cups are everywhere, but do they have to be? Nope! Each of us can take individual actions to start a collective movement to reduce disposable plastics by simply saying no to disposables. There’s a…
Feb 5, 2018
Tyler Snortum-Phelps replied to Kerry Rivers's discussion All About Egg Labels
"And don't forget, the very BEST eggs are those from your own backyard! In March, you can learn everything you need to know to set up your own small flock. Registration and information is HERE."
Jan 3, 2018
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion
When you go to the grocery store, there are a variety of eggs to choose from: cage-free, free-range, pasture-raised, organic, Certified Humane, non-GMO, etc. What exactly do each of those labels mean? Cage-Free: The chickens laying eggs “cage-free”…
Jan 2, 2018