• Youth and Teacher Engagement in Pomona

    In 2013, the California Environmental Protection Agency created the Environmental Justice Compliance and Enforcement Working Group to focus on communities that contain multiple sources of pollution and are disproportionately vulnerable to its effects. The group is now known as the Environmental Justice Task Force. Full story…
    (Posted by Angela Vincent on Apr 3, 2018)
  • Introducing CalRecycle’s Zero Waste Webpages

    Businesses participating in the Zero Waste Certification program strive to divert 90 percent of their overall waste from landfill and incineration. Full story…
    (Posted by Angela Vincent on Nov 2, 2017)
  • Recycle or Toss? Don’t Just Guess!

    When in doubt, throw it out? Or, when in doubt, recycle? It’s difficult to set black-and-white rules on what is recyclable and what is not, because it all comes down to your specific waste hauler or trash company. What’s accepted for recycling in one community may not be in a neighboring area. Full story…
    (Posted by Angela Vincent on Mar 27, 2017)
  • Holiday waste-reduction roundup: 7 tips for low-waste festivities

    Here’s a roundup of ways to reduce your holiday footprint! See the links for more details. Full story…
    (Posted by Angela Vincent on Dec 22, 2016)
  • Environmental Justice: Theory and Practice

    CalRecycle’s Education and the Environmental Initiative (EEI) curriculum defines environmental justice as “respecting and valuing every individual and community by conducting public health and environmental protection programs and policies in a way that promotes equity and fair treatment for all, regardless of race, age, culture, income, or geographic location.” Full story…
    (Posted by Angela Vincent on Nov 17, 2016)
  • Want to Save the Planet? Educate the Children

    I did not grow up with environmental values. At best, I was unaware of the impacts of my actions on the environment and, at worst, I could be deemed a “litter bug.” It wasn’t until college that I became aware of climate change and how devastating our actions, as humans, have been to the planet—our Mother Earth. Full story…
    (Posted by Angela Vincent on Jun 23, 2016)