Encourage, educate and promote a greener and more sustainable way of life for the Chabot College community and its sphere of influence.
(First Mtg. 2/26/2008 - C. Super, K. Pinkas, F. Zermeño)
Our Green Words to Live By
remember, reduce, reuse, recycle, renew, refresh, recover,
restore, respect, refuse, reintegrate, rethink, rot
Recycle for cash.
|A bottledwaterless town.
Would it be great if we could copy the town of Bundanoon, Australia? They actually outlawed it. Now, they make money selling plastic bottles for their tap water. (9/2009)
|A plasticbagless town.
In Modbury, England, Rebecca Hoskings convinced the storeowners to do away with them! She had seen too much plastic bag destruction in a visit to an island. Way to go! When are we going to do it here? (9/2009)
D.light Design sells solar powered lamps that even now recharge cellular phones, for from $10 to $25. Good idea. (9/2009)
|East Bay's Green Corridor Partnership
This was created in 2007 to create clean and green jobs in our area.
20 top green living web sites
Please view the following two clips on Styrofoam recycling.
Timbron is the recycling company, and its owner, Bob Telles, who I met a couple of weeks ago, actually has Hayward roots and is connected to our city.
So, let's convince our administrators to contact Timbron, to set up our Styrofoam recycling system.
Bob or one of his representatives would be more than happy to visit us and set us up with a mother nature friendly program.
Timbron Executive Offices
1333 North California Blvd._Suite 545
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Tel: 925-943-1632_Fax: 925-943-1164
Old glasses can be recycled by contacting the Lion's
Visit www.ebcc-school.org to see what the
East Bay Conservation Corps is doing.
Also, check out this month's Rolling Stone
magazine for a good article on global warming.
Also, check out the book "A Slice of Organic Living"
by Alice Waters
Visit http://www.arcic.com to learn about recycling.
|* 2/vi/2008 - please - remember, reduce, reuse,
recycle, renew, respect, rot
In your garden, plant bamboo. It actually
produces more oxygen and consumes more
CO2 than any other plant in the world.
From the Hayward bamboo kings - the Super
family. Happy gardening!
"Here is a hint that I read about and I have been using
it for a week, and I swear it works great. If you have a lemon
tree and you have cats that frequent your garden, and leave their
droppings, cut up excess lemons and put them in the planter beds.
They hate anything with a lemon smell. I have removed all my old
funky lemons and they are now cut up
|* Fri, 16 May 2008
Don't flush meds that you want to dispose of. Some pharmacies,
like Elephant Pharmacy in Berkeley, will take expired meds back.
Push your local drug store to begin accepting expired meds for
correct disposal. Even better, med disposal boxes that are located
at the local firehouses are something to write your city council member
about. Otherwise mix meds with cat litter in a plastic bag that will not
spill and dispose in the trash. (From Kathy Super, Hayward's
Clean & Green Task Force).
Enjoy the Swallows, compliments of our
|* 03/21/08 9:55 PM
At work, in the office, and in the classroom, make sure everyone uses the recyclable bins correctly, and daily.
Visit Hayward's Clean and Green Task Force in their website.
This series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 410,000 paper cups used every fifteen minutes. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. The underlying desire is to emphasize the role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.
My only caveat about this series is that the prints must be
seen in person to be experienced the way they are intended. As
with any large artwork, their scale carries a vital part of their
substance which is lost in these little web images. Hopefully
the JPEGs displayed here might be enough to arouse your curiosity
to attend an exhibition, or to arrange one if you are in a position
to do so. The series is a work in progress, and new images will
be posted as they are completed, so please stay tuned.
By the way, another tip I thought of (an addendum to one you/your staff had last time re water bottles).... everyone should be encouraged to either bring a mug or water bottle or cup with them when they go to events, meetings, gatherings so that disposable cups are used at a minimum for serving beverages. Yup, it can be a bit of a hassle, but then, isn't that exactly the problem.... convenience has put us in this mess that we are in now!
|* 3/2/2008 - Think outside the plastic bottle
Consider saving money and the environment...don't buy bottled water!
Instead, buy a reusable container, and fill it with Hayward tap water.
Hayward has great water. Why else would Pepsi Cola and Shasta have a plant in our city?
Visit http://KleanKanteen.com and http://www.stopcorporatebusenow.org.
|* 3/9/2008 - First Green Salvo (to the CC community, Las
Positas College and Pleasanton District Office, and Hayward folks)
Hola, to all
Please remember - Reduce, Renew, Reuse, Recycle, and Respect
Please, next time you go to the Supermarket, take a bag with you. Avoid plastic Visit http://stopwaste.org.
Chabot Green Team
Save the Bay • Clean Bay Project• Program Actions
Save The Bay is launching a new program to support cities in adopting 10 simple programs to reduce Bay pollution. Save The Bay will work with Clean Bay Project partners to adopt one to two of the following programs each year, bases on their capacity and priorities. Not all of the program actions will apply to every city in the same way. Save The Bay will measure success of the Clean Bay Project by cities’ efforts and implementation of these programs. Program actions may be added or modified as new successful programs are developed.
Keep mercury and heavy metals out of the Bay
Reduce pharmaceutical contamination of the Bay
Reduce oil and other vehicle pollutants in runoff
Reduce pesticides flowing to creeks and Bay
Build storm water retention projects to prevent polluted runoff from reaching the Bay
For more information and how to help, visit http://www.savesfbay.org (vii.2009)