Let SFV Climate Reality help you be the change you want to see in the world!

Check out the Bee the Change section each month for simple action items you can take to help solve the climate crisis. 


Every step, big and small, gets us closer to a healthier planet.

Check in at the next chapter meeting and let us know how it went!

Looking for a previous month's actions? Check out our Bee The Change archive for each past month's BTC list:

November 2021: Rights of Nature

October 2021: Recycling Check-in

September 2021: Decarbonize Your Home

August 2021: Support Wildlife and Biodiversity

 

July 2021: Get to Know Your Legislators
 

June 2021: Live Well and Spark A Climate Revolution

May 2021: Help the Bees

January Actions

Inspired by our guest speakers from LA Sanitation and the Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division this month, here are three actions you can take to support LA's journey toward Zero Waste:

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1. Compost Food Scraps! 

Food waste currently contributes to about 30% of emissions, but this waste can be diverted and converted into a useful resource. Thanks to CA Senate Bill 1383, disposing of food scraps is going to get a lot easier. By this summer, the LA will be accepting food scraps in the Green Bin! In the meantime, you can start getting in the habit of collecting your kitchen scraps; LA Compost has several drop-off sites throughout the city. For more information on how to get started CLICK HERE.    

2. Reduce Plastic

Plastic is everywhere and never really breaks down. It ends up in our oceans, landfills, and air, wreaking havoc on the planet. From the kitchen to the bathroom to the laundry room, there are tons of easy ways to reduce your plastic usage. Click Here for some ideas and plastic alternatives to get you started.

3. Support a Circular Economy:

We live in an economic system that is based on the consumption of finite resources. Our survival depends on moving to a circular economy. Instead of sending that broken vacuum or Ikea bookshelf to the landfill, try to fix it, repurpose it, recycle it, or bring it back to the company when possible. Click Here for more information about the Circular Economy. 

Additional Resources:

On The Road To Zero Waste presentation by Jennifer Pinkerton, shown at SFVCR's Jan 11 chapter meeting

Zero Waste Resolutions for 2022, by LA chapter chair Andy Hattala

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