• Go for a Ride: May Is Bike Month

    Check out this video about riding your bike to work. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on May 1, 2017)
  • CalEPA Symposium Advocates for Environmental Justice

    Earlier this year, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) hosted a symposium to promote environmental justice–the fair treatment of all races, cultures, and incomes regarding the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. Full story…
    (Posted by Claudia Espinoza-Castro on Apr 27, 2017)
  • All About Earth Day

    U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin organized the first Earth Day in on April 22, 1970, and it served as a catalyst to bring a simmering environmental movement to the forefront of American consciousness. Just eight years earlier, Rachel Carson published a groundbreaking book titled Silent Spring that critically examined the impact of industrialization on our planet and connected our actions with the health of our environment. Carson observed that the heavy use of pesticides was killing off birds, making the forests silent. Some credit her book with jump-starting the environmental movement. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Apr 20, 2017)
  • Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

    Demonstration signs—made of poster board, a handle, paint, and a bold or funny statement—seem to be everywhere lately. But, what do you do with your sign when the event is over? We’re not going to tell you what your sign should say, but we do have some tips for making a sign that can be reused or recycled. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Apr 17, 2017)
  • Your Essential Earth Day Playlist

    Earth Day 2017 is approaching fast! To get you motivated to rock that rally, festival or other Earth Day event near you, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has put together your essential Earth Day playlist. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Apr 13, 2017)
  • 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)