- September 18 - 25: Pollution Prevention Winners Display in the Government Center
- September 25: APCD Board Meeting at 9am at the SLO Board of Supervisors Chambers
- September 28-29: Savor the Central Coast Event
- October 4: APCD hosted Bike & Pedestrian Breakfast
- October 5: The Energy Event at Cuesta College
- October 16: ARB's Course #520 How to Complay with CARB Diesel Regulations at the Paso Robles Board Chambers
- October 18: "Community Design: What's Health Got To Do With It" Forum at Vet's Hall, SLO
| 2013 Pollution Prevention Business Challenge|
P2 display at the SLO County Government Center
September is Pollution Prevention Month nationwide, and APCD is celebrating by recognizing two local businesses that work hard to reduce air pollution and keep our community healthy. We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 Pollution Prevention Challenge! JoeBella Coffee in Atascadero and Lindamar Industries, Inc. in Paso Robles.
Both businesses showed impressive efforts to go above and beyond what is required by state, federal and local laws to reduce air pollution. Both implementing emission reduction measures across various sectors; transportation,
facility, products used, and more.
Most notably for both businesses, Lindamar recently launched its own compostable bag product and will be shifting all future operations towards predominately running corn starch packaging, a renewable resource. JoeBella employs an earth-friendly business model that prides itself in the use of recycled construction materials and composting the food waste from their café; they also plan to install removable solar panels in the near future that can be moved if their location changes!
The APCD is pleased to recognize these two local businesses that have gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to reduce their environmental footprint and set a positive example for others to follow. Community partners like JoeBella Coffee and Lindamar Industries are working hard to keep our skies blue every day!
| APCD's New Electric Vehicle Charging Station|
In collaboration with the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition (C5), APCD successfully completed the installation of a new electric vehicle charging station! The station was partially funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission.
The charging station installation was the first step in providing additional links to help connect the Highway 101 corridor to allow for expanded use of electric vehicles. APCD and C5 continue to work with Community Environmental Council and air districts in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties on the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Plan that is being implemented across the state. We are excited to see that the station is getting regular use by members of the public (see picture above)!
| Clean Air Ambassadors Program|
It's that time of year again - back to school! The APCD has just the thing for parents and teachers as kids get back into the classroom - the Clean Air Ambassadors Program!
The Clean Air Ambassadors Program is an academic outreach program that builds on a partnership with Cal Poly students to provide environmental education to children grades K-6. The program provides science-based activities and lesson plans to elementary aged students and targets before and after-school programs.
Teachers and program coordinators throughout SLO County can request presentations directly through our website, with presentation availability beginning in late October.
Please contact us at 805-781-5912 if you have any questions.
| Energy Event - October 5|
Join us at The Energy Event on October 5, hosted by Cuesta College, SLO County Building and Planning Department, SLO County Energy Watch, APCD and local non-profit organizations!
This fun-filled family day will provide the opportunity for children to enjoy hands-on energy projects while adults can visit a variety of exhibitors with energy efficiency information. Other activities at the event include: musical entertainment, a showcase of student projects, the launch of Cuesta College's Sustainability Center, Green Car Show, 5K Energy Run & FREE kids races, & Fun Energy Zone!