Public Citizen: Get Involved
Public Citizen 12-29-11
Thursday, December 29, 2011
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING | VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Get started early with New Year’s eco-resolutions by keeping Christmas trees out of the landfill. Drop trees, free of tinsel, lights and ornaments, Dec. 26-Jan. 31 at Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority locations: 139 Sun St., Salinas; 31400 Johnson Canyon Road, Gonzales; 52654 Jolon Road, King City. Recycle your tree and get a free cubic yard of mulch or wood chips. 775-3000, www.svswa.org.
GIVE! TO A CAUSE | COUNTYWIDE – The Weekly’s Community Fund at the Community Foundation for Monterey County offers readers the chance to contribute $5 or more to your choice of 95 local nonprofits dedicated to the arts, health and wellness, social services, education and youth, and animals and the environment. Donate by midnight Dec. 31. 394-5656. To give, visit www.montereycountygives.com.
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES | COUNTYWIDE – CalTrans is accepting grant applications for $10 million to support transportation planning projects that promote sustainable communities, economic growth, environmental protection and community involvement through efficient goods movement, safe bicycling and proximity of jobs and housing. Cities and public entities, nonprofits, educational institutions and community groups may be eligible. Applications due 5pm, April 2. (916) 653-8817, visit www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/grants.html.
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MARCH FOR FREEDOM | MONTEREY – Peace and social justice groups are invited to join the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in the First Night Twilight Procession, a parade through downtown Monterey. Banners, signs and music welcome. 4:30pm staging begins, 5:30pm march. Begins at Portola Plaza, moves down Alvarado Street to Pearl Street. 372-5762.
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HUMANITY IN WAR | SEASIDE – The Monterey Peace and Justice Center screens Guazapa, a story set in the Salvadoran Civil War. A government soldier and a revolutionary guerrilla get lost during battle, and stumble upon a young girl who they take care of. 6:30pm doors, 7-9pm film. Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd. Free. 899-7322.