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Youth Blog: Hunger in Marin- What Can You Do?

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Despite being one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, Marin County has a widespread population of people who are food insecure. Food insecurity is the state of living without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Food insecurity is having to choose between impossible decisions like having the food you need […]

List of Weekend Marches & Rallies

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Since there are several local rallies and marches happening this weekend, I thought it would be helpful to summarize them all in one place. Here’s the list I have for Friday and Saturday: 1)  Friday, Jan 20 (Inauguration Day), Bridge Together Golden Gate– 10am-noon Participants will form a human chain across the Golden Gate Bridge in […]

Youth Blog: Get informed about the Plastic Bag Ban Propositions!

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By Lexi Neely, Drake High School SEA-DISC student & Sustainable Fairfax Intern We often hear about how Americans buy too many products we quickly dispose of or don’t really need. However, many overlook the wastefulness of the packaging and transport of the products we buy. The amount of single-use plastic bags we consume is no […]

Youth Blog: Why Fire is a Threat to Water

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As a senior in Drake High School’s environmental studies academy SEA-DISC, one of my many activities is an internship with the local non-profit organization Sustainable Fairfax. Recently I have been working with Sustainable Fairfax on their water program, conducting interviews with various experts on water use, waste water, and watersheds in Marin County and getting […]

Sustainable Fairfax Youth Blog: SO, What is a Biodigester?

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As a senior in Drake High School’s environmental studies academy SEA-DISC, one of my many activities is an internship with the local non-profit organization Sustainable Fairfax. Recently I have been working with Sustainable Fairfax on their water program, conducting interviews with various experts on water use, waste water, and watersheds in Marin County and getting […]

Reflections on GMOs 2.0, a Synthetic Biology Symposium

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This article, by Sustainable Fairfax Communications Intern Ruby Derovan, also appeared in the San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch. My first assignment as a communications intern for Sustainable Fairfax was to attend and write about the synthetic biology symposium that took place on Thursday, October 9 at the Mill Valley Community Center. Community members and expert panelists gathered […]

Light Pollution: Causes, Effects and Solutions

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By Sophia Lahey Sir Francis Drake High School The main type of pollution people usually think of when they see the word “pollution” might be air pollution caused by cars and factories, or maybe big oil spills threatening the Gulf Coast. There’s another type of pollution that negatively effects the environment not quite as obvious […]