Kimberly Lam
  • Walnut Creek, CA
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Top 10 Things to Know About Voting This Election

We are at a critical point in time to vote for leaders who will take action on climate change. A few reminders about the 2020 election:…Continue

Tags: change, climate, voting, election

Started Sep 27

Environmental Activities for Kids

The school year may look quite different this year, but kids can still have fun learning about our environment this fall! Here are some neat ideas to engage your little ones:…Continue

Started Aug 31

Garage Clean-Out: What do to with Old Paint, Batteries & More

Did you clean out your closets or garage while spending more time at home the past few months? If so, you likely have a pile of "stuff" to get rid of - but before you chuck it in the trash,…Continue

Started Aug 3

“I Can’t Breathe”: Race, COVID, and Environmental Justice

The exploitation of our planet’s natural resources has always been closely linked to the exploitation of people of color. Climate change disproportionately affects Black and other marginalized…Continue

Tags: pollution, racism, matter, lives, justice

Started Jun 28

 

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Top 10 Things to Know About Voting This Election

We are at a critical point in time to vote for leaders who will take action on climate change. A few reminders about the 2020 election:The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, October 19. Register here or…See More
Sep 27
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Environmental Activities for Kids

The school year may look quite different this year, but kids can still have fun learning about our environment this fall! Here are some neat ideas to engage your little ones:Virtual Regional Park Tours & Ranger Videos for Kids Learn about the natural resources, wildlife, and history of the East Bay Regional Parks. Take virtual reality tours of selected parks. Watch…See More
Aug 31
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Garage Clean-Out: What do to with Old Paint, Batteries & More

Did you clean out your closets or garage while spending more time at home the past few months? If so, you likely have a pile of "stuff" to get rid of - but before you chuck it in the trash, remember... For health, safety and environmental reasons it is illegal to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) in the garbage / recycle, down the drain drain or in storm sewers. Hazardous chemicals can "pass through" wastewater treatment…See More
Aug 3
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

“I Can’t Breathe”: Race, COVID, and Environmental Justice

The exploitation of our planet’s natural resources has always been closely linked to the exploitation of people of color. Climate change disproportionately affects Black and other marginalized communities in this country. We cannot have environmental and climate justice without racial justice.Environmental Racism & Housing“Climate change is the result of a legacy of…See More
Jun 28
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Water Plants Just Enough!

Did you know more than 50% of residential water use is spent outdoors?  And it’s estimated that some homeowners over-irrigate by as much as 60%! Over watering can actually hurt plants and watering the right amount will keep your plants healthy.Plan your gardenSet up microclimates - watering your entire garden extra to satisfy only the thirstiest plants can lead to…See More
Jun 1
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

What's Cookin' in the Kitchen? How to Reduce Waste

Are you finding yourself spending a lot more time in the kitchen these days? There are so many easy ways to reduce waste in the kitchen while sheltering-in-place:Shop your own pantry and fridge first - Most of us have a lot of food we didn't even know we had, and this is a great time to do a thorough clean-out of your cabinets and refrigerator drawers! Get creative to use up what you have - you can search for recipes by ingredient online.  …See More
May 3
Kimberly Lam commented on Laurie Prindle's blog post How to Support Local Small Businesses from Home
"Great ideas!"
May 2
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Prepare for the Drought: Lawn Be Gone!

"This past February 2020 was the first time since 1864 - when the Civil War was raging and covered wagons roamed the American West - that San Francisco had no measurable rain in February, normally one of the wettest months of the year." (Source)With 25% of the state…See More
Mar 1
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Gardening in a Changing Climate - Join Us!

Want to grow food or transform your yard, but not sure how? Learn how to create, cultivate and enjoy a home garden through the lens of a changing climate in our 5-week Permaculture workshop series, starting February 22, 2020. With more extreme temperatures, UV rays, and unpredictable water on the way, set up your garden for success by learning about soil management, choosing the right…See More
Feb 2
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Game Changer: Plant-Based Eating?

You may have heard about the new documentary called "The Game Changers", produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jackie Chan.Unlike other documentaries which focus on the moral, animal welfare, and environmental reasons for going vegetarian or vegan, "The Game Changers" profiles plant-based athletes, and makes a mostly health- and performance-based argument for why you don’t need meat or dairy to be strong. A key aspect the film explores is the culturally embedded myth, encouraged…See More
Jan 4
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

15 Experience Gifts for the Holidays

This holiday season, consider giving experiences instead of stuff to your friends and family! Not only can "experience" gifts be more environmentally-friendly (less resources used to manufacture, package and transport items that will probably end up in the landfill after a few uses), but studies have shown that giving experiences instead…See More
Dec 1, 2019
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Get Energized this Fall! Deep Green, $5,000 in Rebates, and More

One of the easiest ways to drastically reduce your Carbon Footprint is to switch to renewable energy!  Can’t add solar to your home?  No problem!  You can still choose Green Electricity.  In fact, it is one of the most important choices you can make.  Green electricity is easy to choose, low cost, and immediately removes up to 20% or more of your direct impact.  Most…See More
Oct 1, 2019
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Kid-Friendly Climate Action Pledges

Did you know our Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge has a whole menu of "EASY" sustainability actions? These are great ways to get your kids involved in reducing your household's carbon…See More
Aug 6, 2019
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Your Clothing: Natural vs. Synthetic Fibers

So you've switched over to eating more natural foods, using natural household cleaning supplies, and applying natural fertilizers in your garden. What's next? How about choosing clothing made from natural fibers!Synthetic fibres have been infiltrating the clothing industry for the last 60 years, bringing more chemicals, cheaper items and faster fashion.With the on-going…See More
Jun 4, 2019
Kimberly Lam posted a discussion

Look Who's Taking Action: Your Local Farmers' Markets

Choosing to eat more natural foods is not only better for your body but for the environment as well!The definition of "Natural Food" can be debated, but it typically means it does not contain artificial ingredients or preservatives, and has been minimally processed. Compared to processed foods, natural foods typically have more nutrients and less packaging.The easiest way…See More
Jun 3, 2019

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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. 

More pollution leads to more cases of asthma, heart disease, cancer, and more premature deaths, birth…
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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.

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

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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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