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Bottom Line: Puente de la Costa Sur is the only Community Resource Center for San Mateo County’s South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. Puente both advocates for these communities and leverages resources that foster economic prosperity and security, and that promote individual and community health and wellness.
Bottom Line: Susty Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization that inspires and challenges elementary students to adopt and promote sustainable lifestyles.
Bottom Line: Reach and Teach is a peace and social justice learning company dedicated to transforming the world through teachable moments.
Bottom Line: EarthBaby is a local compostable diaper service committed to reducing the environmental impact of children by eliminating disposable diapers and wipes from landfills.
Bottom Line: GreenCitizen is a company committed to creating a cleaner environment by addressing the growing electronic waste crisis.
Bottom Line: Almost any diesel engine car can go biodiesel with little or no modifications.
Almost any diesel car can run on biodiesel without major modifications. Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. These blends are sold using a system called the “B factor,” which denotes the percentage of biodiesel contained within a petrol/bio mix. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.
Only diesel engines can run on biodiesel. All engines that run on #2 diesel can also be run on biodiesel. This means, home furnaces, generators, half-trucks, homestead tools, fishing boats, etc.
Keeping our Oceans Green Anyone who lives within sight and sound of the ocean and who is concerned about the care of our environment has to see that our response to environmental pollution must not stop at the shoreline. While good work is being done to protect and clean up our coast and offshore waters, legislation to
Bottom Line: Local Environmental Education Programs offer students, teachers, and families a chance to explore their natural world, develop a deep appreciation for our local environment and an understanding of the importance of responsible stewardship.
There are many environmental education programs offered throughout San Mateo County. These incredible programs give students opportunities to observe natural ecosystems, engage in hands-on discovery activities, and receive knowledgeable scientific instruction. These valuable programs lead students to an appreciation of the natural world and an awareness of the importance of responsible environmental stewardship. There is a range of affordable or free environmental educational programs available for student groups, teachers, individuals, and families.
Bottom Line: Pacifica Beach Coalition is an organization dedicated to preserving the ocean, coastal habitat and wildlife, and ending litter, through advocacy, education, community building, and citizen action.
Bottom Line: Peninsula Food Runner is an organization dedicated to repressing hunger by reducing the waste of food in the San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. It is a free service provided by volunteers to pick up unwanted food. Presently they are delivering 15,000 meals to those in need every week. Peninsula Food Runner will pick up food from restaurants,
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