Community Environmental Council receives food rescue grant and partners with SBCC and Allan Hancock college to feed hungry students

June 13, 2019 by maitreyi.karthik@climate-connect.com

(Source: Santa Barbara Independent) California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has awarded $11 million in grants to 36 local projects throughout the state that prevent waste, fight climate change, and distribute good food to Californians who need it. When food is sent to the landfill, it decomposes and produces methane – a greenhouse gas that is far more potent than carbon dioxide. The purpose of CalRecycle’s Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by establishing new or expanding existing food waste prevention projects. Read full article….

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