Environmentalists Holiday Party – Dec. 15

The Sierra Club Sacramento Group and the Environmental Council of Sacramento invite you to join us in celebrating the winter holidays!

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Place: Curtis Hall, inside the Sierra 2 Community Center, at 2791 24th Street, Sacramento

Click here to buy tickets.

Take a break from the hectic holidays and join us for an afternoon of catching up with our environmental community friends and sharing some treats and beverages.

We will be providing a Chili and Nacho bar with vegan chili. Please bring a finger food treat – savory or sweet to share! The clubs will provide some wine and sparkling water.

We are collecting a $10 donation to cover our costs, room rental, refreshments for our social and educational events. You can purchase a ticket via the Eventbrite ticket link below OR pay at the door – **cash only at the door. If you plan to pay at the door, please RSVP “going” on the Facebook page so we can plan for food and drink for all.

We will also be having a silent auction so if you’d like to donate an item, please send an email to sacramentosierraclub [at] gmail [dot] com. Proceeds will go to the groups to support our various efforts.

If you have any questions please contact us at sacramentosierraclub [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Light pollution is key ‘bringer of insect apocalypse’

Damian Carrington
November 22, 2019
The Guardian

Exclusive: scientists say bug deaths can be cut by switching off unnecessary lights

Light pollution is a significant but overlooked driver of the rapid decline of insect populations, according to the most comprehensive review of the scientific evidence to date.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/22/light-pollution-insect-apocalypse

Click here to read the article.

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Sacramento County: Free Your Recycling

Many plastic food and beverage containers can be placed in your curbside recycling cart. The County’s curbside recycling program accepts plastics #1 – #7, with the exception of Styrofoam…As long as the plastic item has a #1 – #7 stamped on it, usually on the bottom or side, and located within the “chasing arrows” symbol, it is ok to put in your recycling cart.

Plastic bags are a little different. Thin, stretchy plastic, like zip-lock bags, single-use grocery bags, bubble wrap and air pillows used for packaging, are not accepted in your curbside recycling cart. However, some local businesses do accept these items for recycling. Visit the Plastic Film Recycling website to find a nearby drop-off location. And, please remember: if you bag your recyclables, do not put the bag in the recycling cart. Empty the recyclables into your cart, reuse the bag, or toss it in the garbage cart.*

https://www.saccounty.net/news/latest-news/Pages/On-America-Recycles-Day-Some-Tips-About-Plastic-.aspx

*”Free Your Recycling!”

Click here to read the full post from Sacramento County, including more information about best recycling practices in the County.

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