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24th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day

24th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day

If you’ve got some time on your hands, join volunteers Saturday September 20th for Caliofnria Coastal Clean Up Day.  The day is designed to get all the garbage dumped by Summer revelers off of California’s shorelines and beaches.  Groups from all over the state are planning clean up operations. Last year, over 60,000 folks showed up.  The cleaned up beaches, lakes, and rivers.   If you can believe it, they hauled in over 90,000 pounds of trash.  That’s alot of…

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Coffee Shops Lend Support

Coffee Shops Lend Support

What do you do after a hurricane has ravaged your community?  Stop in at the local coffee shop to get the support you need.  According to CNN, coffee shops have become the place where weary folks come to chat and lend help to their neighbors. Here’s the story: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/17/ike.recovery.starbucks/index.html

Guerrilla Gardeners Dig In

Guerrilla Gardeners Dig In

Some folks have gotten really tired of how slow cities clean up parks, roadways, and other public areas. They’ve taken matters into their one hands. These rebellious citizens sneak off into the night. They armed with the tools of their trade: shovels, hoes, and buckets. They’ve set off to plant a tree, clean a park, and shovel debris. Everyone’s time is voluntary. All the plants, mulch, dirt, and gardening implements have been donated. Why all the secrecy? These people are…

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