• Your Earth Day Planning Guide

    Senator Gaylord Nelson, D-Wisconsin led the effort to establish Earth Day in 1969 after a trip he took to Santa Barbara following the devastating oil spill off the Southern California coast. The effects of the spill outraged Nelson, and when he returned to Washington, D.C., he introduced a bill designating April 22 as a national day to celebrate the Earth. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Apr 10, 2017)
  • Spring Cleaning

    Open your cabinets and you may find a plethora of polishes, a surplus of sponges, and a bounty of brushes. It’s time for your annual spring cleaning! And while you love a sparkling sanctuary, how green is that sheen? Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Mar 30, 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)
  • UC Davis Sets the Bar for Sustainability

    The University of California at Davis is committed to sustainability—so committed, in fact, that it has been ranked by UI Green Metric as the most sustainable campus in the world. To promote a more eco-friendly system, the campus is focusing on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its activities, buildings, and vehicles by 2025 while teaching the next generation about the importance of environmental stewardship. Full story…
    (Posted by Claudia Espinoza-Castro on Mar 23, 2017)
  • California Teachers Integrate Environmental Literacy into Classrooms with CalRecycle Curriculum

    Kyle McDaniel is an Earth Science teacher at Grant Union High School in Sacramento. He is integrating environmental literacy into his classroom instruction by using the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum as a foundation for his science classes. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Mar 16, 2017)
  • What would you like your food waste to become?

    Here in California, we’re forging ahead with strategies to reduce food waste, which creates greenhouse gas in landfills, and put the resources we have to their best and highest uses. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on Feb 6, 2017)