I have long been a fan of a quote by Colin Powell that says, “The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort”, and his quote is the perfect way to describe a recent recycling competition in which the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes participated. Read more »
On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 public and private partners gathered together at the State Capitol in Sacramento to celebrate the Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste. Recycle.™ campaign, which began in 2007. So far, the various campaign programs and partners across California together have recycled more than 640,000 pounds of materials, including about 96,000 pounds of plastics. The open house showcased the amount of recyclable materials the program has diverted from the waste stream and highlighted a number of the partnerships that have helped make the program a success. Event attendees included state elected officials and their staff, regulatory and environmental organizations, campaign stakeholders and the general public. The event was sponsored by California State Assemblymember Jose Solorio.
The Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste. Recycle.™ campaign is supported by statewide partners including: California State Parks, Keep California Beautiful and Caltrans. Local partners include Adopt-A-Beach, LA’s BEST, the Boys and Girls Club of Conejo and Las Virgenes, AEG/LA Galaxy, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, the West Covina Unified School District and the San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps.