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    Learn how to reduce wasted food at lunch with these tips from 4Rs Action Hero, Super Reducer

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    Become A 4Rs Action Hero Everyday!

    YOU can be a 4RsAction Hero! How? Read about each 4Rs Action Hero. After each description, write what you can do just like each Action Hero.

     

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    Plastic single-use food ware items like plates, bowls, and utensils are prevalent in daily life.  And while straws often get the most attention, these food ware items are also problematic, as they frequently serve a useful life of just minutes while their impact on human health and the environment is significant and long lasting.

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    Enacted in 1987, California's Bottle Bill has been one of the most successful and cost-effective recycling and litter-reduction programs in the United States, targeting aluminum, glass, plastic, and bimetal containers.  But financial support for California's recycling infrastructure has been reduced to an unsustainable level due to falling scrap values and an outdated state subsidy formula

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    StopWaste provides an innovative and comprehensive suite of activities for local schools, implemented by a team of Associates who gain professional skills and experience in the environmental education field.

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    A four-page introduction for Alameda County schools interested in setting up a donation program for surplus edible food. Includes guidance on legal protections, program models, food safety precautions and how to find and form a partnership with a food recipient non-profit partner.

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  • Student assembly
    News  |  10/04/2018

    On October 3, the student body at Joaquin Miller Elementary School in Oakland came together during an assembly to kick off a new movement to reduce wasted food at their school.

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    How to Go from Scientist to Food Rescue Action Hero!

    In this journal you will join four garbologists who ask questions about how garbage affects people living in Alameda County and around the world.    What in the world is a garbologist? A garbologist is a scientist who studies garbage. Why study garbage? Because there is a LOT of it. And more is created every day!

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    The K-12 School Food Share guide is available to distribute to schools, community members and organizations working on reducing wasted food in schools.

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  • Volunteers at Hoover Garden Day
    Success Stories   

    Elementary, middle and high school students from across the County have been showing fans how to properly sort recyclables and compostables from trash at Cal football and basketball games as part of our partnership with Cal Athletics which began in 2014. Now Cal Athletes are helping out at the schools.

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