Tina King Neuhausel replied to Kimberly Lam's discussion "Green Friday": the Sustainable Alternative to Black Friday
"Thanks for all these awesome resources and ideas!"
Nov 2
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving - has traditionally been all about shopping. However, people and companies are increasingly questioning the effects of the one-day buying frenzy on businesses and the planet. 
Over the last few years, the…
Nov 1
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
Some days are just too hot to think, too hot to move, and certainly too hot to cook. For those sticky, sweaty, sweltering days, make one of these no-cook summer dishes. 
Not only will you be keeping the temperature down in your home as you make your…
Aug 8
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
This Plastic Free July, join millions of people reducing their plastic waste! This is a global movement that has inspired 100+ million participants in 190 countries. Your small changes will collectively make a massive difference to our communities.…
Jul 2
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
Spring is in full swing and it's an excellent time to get outdoors for some exercise! May is National Bike Month, so join Sustainable Contra Costa and our partners for events to support safe biking in our community. On May 18th, dust off your bike…
Apr 30
Jim Gunshinan replied to Kimberly Lam's discussion "Leave the Leaves" to Benefit Wildlife & the Environment
"If I can only talk a certain someone into leaving the leaves (or much of them)! I have some good ammo now in the fight. Thanks, Kimberly!"
Dec 7, 2022
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
It's that time of year again - the air is getting chilly, leaves are turning red and gold and we just can’t seem to help ourselves from wanting to tidy up the garden at the end of the season—raking, mowing, and blowing away a bit of nature that is…
Nov 29, 2022
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
Spring is in full swing, and this May we are celebrating Bike Month! Cycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get in some exercise, and commute in a low carbon way. The annual Bike to Wherever Day (formerly Bike to Work Day) will be on May 20,…
May 2, 2022
Kimberly Lam replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion Walking—The Original Green Transportation Option
"Inspiring article - I definitely want to walk more now!"
Feb 28, 2022
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
International Women's Day is March 8, and this year the theme is "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow." This 2022 theme recognizes the contribution of women and girls around the world who are leading the charge on climate change…
Feb 27, 2022
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
With Californians learning to live more safely with COVID, large events resuming and employers signaling a return to office, the Bay Area's transit agencies are working together to provide information regarding transit services schedule updates and…
Jan 30, 2022
Jim Gunshinan replied to Kimberly Lam's discussion Composting? It's the Law!
"I didn't know about these efforts, through the law and otherwise, to decrease landfill use and the greenhouse gas methane. Thanks for educating me!"
Jan 6, 2022
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
On January 1, a new state law (SB 1383) came into effect that requires all people and businesses to separate things like leftover food and kitchen scraps from the rest of their trash.
Organics like food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, and cardboard…
Jan 2, 2022
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
Cold winter nights call for warm blankets and cozy candles. But not all candles are the same. The next time you light a candle, check the label and see what kind of candle it is. Depending the ingredients, you may be giving your health a boost—or…
Dec 1, 2021
Jim Gunshinan replied to Kimberly Lam's discussion 3 Back-to-School Zero Waste Lunch Tips
"Hi Kimberly, Great article and helpful to parents especially. I live next to a school. We often walk our dog through campus (after school hours) as a shortcut. Twice in the last three weeks, we have found lunch kits tossed on the grass, some opened…"
Sep 8, 2021
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion
The start of a new school year is a great time to upgrade to zero waste school lunches that are healthy for your students and the planet. Here are a few ideas to get you started:Ditch disposable, single-use packaged snacks. Yes, single-serve snack…
Sep 5, 2021