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Recycling Jobs

The California Resource Recovery Association's job page has listings for recycling related employment.

Waste 360

Online and print magazine covering topics such as: Waste Collections/Transfer; Landfill Management; Recycling/Processing; Waste Legislation; E-Waste; Trucks & Bodies; Waste Safety; Waste Technology.

irecycle@school Program

The irecycle@school program provides technical assistance in designing and/or enhancing a recycling program for Alameda County as well as provide free 4Rs educational services. Field Trips to the irecycle@school Education Center located at Waste Management Inc.'s Davis Street Transfer Station in San Leandro, offers students an opportunity to learn first-hand how curbside materials are sorted, separated and packaged at a working material recovery facility and transfer station.

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A Living Library

A Living Library provides a powerful systemic framework, multiple methodologies and strategies for creating place-based, ecological change in communities and schools - locally and globally. A.L.L. integrates local resources - past, present, future - and transforms them with community, to become vibrant, content-rich, art-filled, ecological learning landscapes; each Branch linked to another.

Adbuster Media Foundation

A global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators, & entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age.

African American Museum and Library of Oakland

The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.

Alameda County Department of Environmental Health

Serves Alameda County residents and businesses by implementing environmental health laws. Programs include: State-certified Analytical Services, Food and Consumer Protection, Hazardous Materials, Household Hazardous Waste (see separate record), Housing and Institutions, Liquid Waste, Occupational Health, Recreational Health, Solid and Medical Waste, Vector Control, and Water Quality. Can make online payments and the web site offers a bevy of information about Alameda County services. Not a drop site for medical waste.

Alameda County Office of Education

The Alameda County Office of Education promotes student achievement and development through leadership, innovation, and accountability in partnership with the public, educational community, and parents. The ACOE serves as liaison between the California Department of Education and the eighteen Alameda County public school districts. The ACOE also services three community college districts with a total enrollment of approximately 55,000 students. They provide services through four main divisions: Educational Services; Student Programs and Services; Program Development; and Business Services.

Amazon Watch

Works with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples' rights in the face of large-scale industrial development-oil & gas pipelines, power lines, roads, and other mega-projects.

American Society for Horticultural Science

A site for horticultural scientists and others interested in horticulture. It provides information on research, education, extension findings and methods, developments and trends that affect the profession.

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center

Our mission is to provide educational services that offer opportunities to learn, share, explore, and embody methods for living within the means of our local resources and promote ecological literacy. We emphasize affordable low tech solutions and community involvement, encouraging sustainable systems and lifestyles to take root in every household and community in Northern New Mexico and beyond. We enjoy developing relationships with kids and classroom groups. That way we can layer our experiential curriculum to teach about tracking natural resources for living in harmony with the Earth's natural cycles. Classes in -- Passive Solar Design, Solar Cooking and Sustainable Kitchens, Land Restoration, High Desert Gardening, Rain Harvesting, and Greywater systems. Residencies, internships and scholarships available.

Ancient Forests International

An organization dedicated to the scientific study of ancient forest ecosystems.

Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

APEN is a regional organization based in the Bay Area that works for a quality environment and social justice in our communities. APEN is known nationally for its work developing young leaders, increasing civic participation in underrepresented communities, and promoting environmental justice. Publication: Voices

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