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Plastic is forever

Did you know plastic never breaks down? The material, created from petroleum, even when recycled, still remains, and what doesn’t end up in landfills eventually ends up in the ocean.

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Thank you, Sandee

Sandee Scott has written most of the Keep Our Mountains Beautiful (KOMB) articles for the Sierra Star for the past three years, and alternated with Susie Tomlinson, Judy Linda Horn and Jean Russell the previous six years.

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About KOMB

Just who are those people you see with vests and grabbers walking along the roadside picking up other people’s trash? This article features an interview with one of these dedicated members of Keep Our Mountains Beautiful, Carla Rajnus.

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Why on Earth an Earth Day?

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” - Native American Proverb

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For the Kids

We were happy to learn recently that all schools in Eastern Madera County have recycling programs. The future lies in our children’s hands, so let’s engage them in activities that will increase their awareness of being good stewards of the earth.

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What would you do if you were president?

Over the years The Fresno Bee periodically asks elementary school children what they would do if they were president. With the inauguration of our 45th president this month, it’s an appropriate question right now. Some of the previous answers: “I would tell everyone to be nice to each other.” “I will go to other places and say, ‘Live in peace; don’t fight.’” Excellent proclamations.

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Where to donate this holiday season

Does your mailbox get filled to the brim with solicitations for donations this time of year? Many have to do with feeding families and children (locally, nationally, globally) who are impoverished or rescuing neglected pets. Many that I receive are related to the environment. People, animals, the Earth - how does one decide which to save? Some environmental organizations are my favorite causes, but I do have to admit that I’ve wondered if my money is going for what I want it to go towards. And I wonder why some of these groups with similar missions don’t band together to be more effective and save money.

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Interview of Judy Linda Horn

We’ve interviewed Judy before, but she has more experience now and even more passion for the cause. Thirteen years ago, Judy Linda and Susie Tomlinson organized roadside litter cleanups in North Fork.

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Miscellaneous Musings

Why do some countries have spotless streets and parks while others are known for their littered public spaces? If you should see something falling off or blowing out of the back of your truck while you’re driving, will you stop and pick it up?

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A cleaner and greener Earth

What if just by speaking up you could change something to benefit mankind? For this article, I have a cleaner and greener Eastern Madera County in mind.

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