California Blog Posts

Pipes. Credit: Sarah Craig, Faces of Fracking

Limit oil production. Protect California’s water.

March 8, 2018

California’s efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions have earned it a reputation as a climate leader. Most of the state’s actions, however, have focused on the “demand-side” of carbon emissions: reducing energy consumption, increasing efficiency, using cleaner fuels and energy sources, and reducing vehicle miles traveled. However, as the country’s 5th largest oil producer (recently falling from 3rd), the state has never done enough to keep polluting fossil fuels from being produced in the first place.

Measuring Our Impact on Reducing Street Litter in Alameda, California

January 3, 2018

Here at ReThink Disposable, we like to prove the impact of our work. We also like to get local community volunteers involved in our program.

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200 Keystone Spills

November 17, 2017

On Thursday, news broke of a spill from the Keystone pipeline. The 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of toxic tar sands oil that was discharged into South Dakota grasslands was the largest spill on the Keystone to date. But every day, the oil industry intentionally discharges far greater volumes of toxic wastewater in the environment, and nobody seems to notice.

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Retailer Report Card Released with Failing Grades

November 14, 2017

A new Retailer Report Card from Mind the Store, a project of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, grades major retailers on actions they have taken to remove toxic products from their shelves.

Greenpeace Recommends ReThink Disposable To"Reduce Your Plastic Footprint"

October 24, 2017

Greenpeace's new "Sea of Distress" report compares food service companies on "whether they are helping or harming the oceans and workers," and tips a big ol' hat to Clean Water Action's ReT

ReThinking Institutions: Stopping Waste and Pollution at the Source

October 18, 2017

One of the toughest challenges working in the environmental movement is it can be difficult to point to a specific and measurable impact, in the same way that polluters can kid themselves they’re d