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Category: Environment

A Letter to Young Folks About Voting This November

From a recent conversation where young people where either too young to vote and following the election to a newly registered voter uncertain of whether to vote or not, Diane Solomon was inspired to reach out with a letter to young folks about their impact on the future of California at the voting booth.

Dear Gentrifier, From East Palo Alto Youth

In letters and poetry, East Palo Alto youth write to their new neighbors about the folks they pass by as they drive by in their new cars and describe who used to live in the homes they now live in. The group from Youth United for Community Action describe the changes their community is undergoing as long time residents are pushed out by wealthier residents who can afford higher rents.

Photos: San Jose in Solidarity with Standing Rock

On Tuesday, rallies were held across the country to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock, where more than 100 tribes and supporters are fighting the Dakota Access pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation is south of what would be the oil pipeline's path and the pipeline is an environmental and cultural threat.

Rising Rent: Teachers Can't Teach Here, Students Can't Learn Here

As teachers pack up their classrooms, the reality is that many students will not be coming back to class next year, the housing crisis affects not only students and their ability to learn, but many teachers share the struggle of staying in the communities they want to create the most impact in.

Cheers from the Wasteland: A San Jose Place Based Journal

A self-described introverted writer reaches out to find kindred spirits across San Jose with a new place based journal, Cheers from the Wasteland. A place where writers, artists and all who have ties to San Jose can find each other and shift the perception of San Jose as a creative wasteland one post at a time.

The Degrading Experience of Trying to Rent in Silicon Valley

With the entire Bay Area facing a housing crisis, more and more people like writer Cynthia Cruz are struggling to find a place to call home. Cruz is a mother, just received her masters degree and has a full time job. The only thing she has found in her search for a home in the very place where she grew up is a degrading and dehumanizing experience.

The Key To The Future of Farming: "Aquaponics"

8 Year old Amita Gowda is probably doing what most of us should be doing, figuring out ways to better the environment. On a trip to Ouroboros and School Grown Farms she talks about her discovery of "aquaponics" a farming technique that might be an answer to helping us grow plants and fish at the same time.

The California Drought: Tips on Saving Water

Youth video makers Sarah Shader and Lindsey Segal won second place in this years Santa Clara Valley Water Districts youth art contest. The contest was part of a larger public information and education campaign by the district to increase awareness about the severity of the drought among young people and to promote easy water saving tips to conserve water.

Earth Day Weekend Clean Up At San Jose Homeless Encampment

This past Friday April 18 at the homeless camp known as "The Jungle" there was a community clean up in honor of Earth-day


This video shows the struggle of trying to make something of yourself, through the eyes of someone aiming for success.
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