Sacramento is known for having some of the cleanest water in California. However, working to keep our water clean is more than a one person job- thousands of people at the USEPA and the CDPH make sure they are providing us with quality drinking water from our taps. However, there are things we can do to make sure we do not jeopardize our safe tap water.
As non-renewable energy sources are becoming less and less plentiful, and global warming becomes a more real issue, it is becoming increasingly important to find renewable sources of energy. One of these sources is solar energy. Sacramento has continued to fund research and development within the city in an effort to become more fuel efficient.
At 6 pm on March 13th, Foothill High School’s cafeteria was buzzing with people and music. Audience members who came out to support enjoyed a lovely meal and entertainment. The event proved that music programs in Sacramento are still alive and thriving.
If you would like to see more statistics concerning the impact of music programs on students, you can click here.
Sacramento has always had a lively art community. However, as a new generation of artists surfaces, street art has become more and more popular. Businesses use street art to share their visions with the community, but sometimes they serve more than one purpose.
The United States Department of Agriculture is on the move to offer students better nutritional choices. Although there is some controversy about how it will effect schools, the bottom line is that it will reduce the amount of junk food and sugary drinks that students consume while at school. Also, schools will no longer be allowed to serve food made my students because of sanitation concerns.
Photos taken from Equi staff, USDA.gov, and flickr.com creative commons.
According to a recent poll sponsored by the California Endowment, two out of three voters believe that beverages with high amounts of sugar should have higher taxes, with proceeds redistributed to healthier school lunches and better physical activity programs.
For several years, Harvest Tahoe Park has been focused on ensuring that fruits in the area do not go to waste. The program’s helpful volunteers truly make the gleaning successful. Volunteers of all ages get to meet new people, learn a few new skills, and help out their community, one tree at a time.
Even though California is getting some rain right now, it is important to remember that we need to continue to conserve throughout this rainy month. Most importantly, be thankful for the rain!
For years, cars have been speeding down Palm Avenue in Sacramento. This has resulted in accidents and made some residents a bit uneasy. Whether the solution be to install a speed bump or not, concerned citizens will continue to voice their ideas. If you would like to learn more about how speed bumps effect public safety, you can read more here. Featured image from flickr creative commons.
Welcome to Foothill Farms, a close-knitted community that I’ve called home for the last six years. It may not be perfect, but it is full of good people looking to make a difference. Music track from freemusicarchive.org.