Kimberly Lam
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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,…Continue

Tags: waste, zero, gift, experiences, holiday

Started Dec 1

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…Continue

Tags: workshop, renewable, solar, efficiency, energy

Started Oct 1

Kid-Friendly Climate Action Pledges

Did you know our …Continue

Started Aug 6

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…Continue

Tags: cotton, polyester, wool, hemp, textiles

Started Jun 4

 

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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