Monday, March 26, 2012

CSA boxes!

hey guys, so it seems like as of now, we're not sure that we are going to make San Diego High a CSA pick-up point. It would be great if we could, but it is nearing the end of the year, and we still have Earth Fair and loads of other things to focus on right now.

I did some poking around the website to see where some other pick-up points are. As it turns out, there's loads of options. At least one in almost every neighborhood around the city. There's a neat little map with dozens of dropped pins—you should take a look yourself.

I think that, even if we don't do this as a club, anyone who's interested should consider signing up for one elsewhere. It's still all the same environmental benefits, and I'd be glad to throw up some recipes and whatnot for the potentially strange and exciting produce!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thrift stores!

Hi everyone! As Jimmy mentioned a couple posts earlier, we're organizing an environmental week. There's a document on the FB group for STWF (let me know if you need to be added!) for song suggestions so be sure to take a look at that if you haven't already.

For environmental week's Thursday the theme is "Thrifty Thursday" where we'll be encouraging everyone to wear their finds from thrift stores in order for a) people to see what cool things you can find at thrift stores and b) to also remove the stigma of owning previously used items. So, hopefully a) environmental week gets approved and b) you participate! However, even if those things don't happen, you should still check out a thrift store soon because you can always find fun (and CHEAP) things there.

Some locations:

Thrift Trader
3939 Iowa St
(between Lincoln Ave & University Ave)
San Diego, CA 92104

939 16th St
(between Broadway & E St)
San Diego, CA 92101

Buffalo Exchange
3862 5th Ave
(between Robinson Ave & University Ave)
San Diego, CA 92103

3847 5th Ave
(between Robinson Ave & University Ave)
San Diego, CA 92103

Frock You Vintage Clothing

4121 Park Blvd
(between Howard Ave & Polk Ave)
San Diego, CA 92103

Thrift stores don't only have clothes--they often have DVDs, CDs (I found a copy of Disintegration by the Cure once), books, games (found a complete set of Harry Potter clue!) etc. You really never know what you'll find there.

Post in the comments about the best and/or most outlandish thing you've found at a thrift store!

Monday, March 12, 2012


hey dudes! Your friendly neighborhood blogger is here to post about one of our favorite ways to save the world: recycling!

After a club member mentioned a new recycling rule at a recent meeting, I tried to look it up for confirmation and further information so I could make it more public. It was mentioned that waxed containers, like most milk cartons, could now be recycled. This, of course, was excellent news, as these paper-based containers surely contribute to a large amount of waste. Also, any increase in "recyclability" is almost bound to be a good thing, right?

Well, I can't seem to find any information to back this up. I don't want to doubt its verity because it sounds awesome, but I'm also hesitant to tout a statement that I cannot back up. As of now, the city of San Diego accepts the following items:

Cool, right? I didn't know about aerosol cans! Anyway, this includes the summer 2011 allowance of the last two sections pictured. (By the way, this all comes straight from the city's website).

However, this is what it has for "no's":

As you can see, our waxed buddies are at the top of the list. The point of this post is this: if you can find any information on/proof of this new rule, please post it here or bring it up at a meeting. We'd love to hear about, and we'd be super thankful.

Happy recycling!

Friday, March 9, 2012


Hello there fellow environmentalists. We're planning an Environmental Week at our school, but we are waiting on approval! I, Jimmy, will check on that next week. When I get approval, I'll post about it here. And I'll tell everyone at the meeting.

In the meanwhile, we're working on some other stuff. We're trying to make our school a drop-off spot for one those local produce basket things (CSA, Community Supported Agriculture), and for that we need ten people to commit to ordering them. They're pretty good, delicious foods and whatnot. We'll have more information on that in the future.

In a similar vein, we want to start growing vegetables and plants inside the school. Lauren will be bringing tomatoes, and everyone else is encouraged to bring other plants to grow (good stuff includes succulents, basil, rosemary, peas maybe, etc.).

Next week we are meeting at the IS Garden to do some cleanin' up. See you there!