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SLO County Garbagemen donate $5,000 to the Exploration Station in Grover Beach

District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill is with Patrick Fenton of the Garbagemen’s Association, and from the Exploration Station, president Anita Shower, vice president Judy Cardwell, treasurer Terry Wingate, directors Mariam Shah, Jim Middlemist, Robert Robert, Scott Astrosky, Diane Torres, Raul Torres and general manager Deb Geaslen, as well as volunteers from the Electronic Recycling Center and the Computers 4 Youth program.
District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill is with Patrick Fenton of the Garbagemen’s Association, and from the Exploration Station, president Anita Shower, vice president Judy Cardwell, treasurer Terry Wingate, directors Mariam Shah, Jim Middlemist, Robert Robert, Scott Astrosky, Diane Torres, Raul Torres and general manager Deb Geaslen, as well as volunteers from the Electronic Recycling Center and the Computers 4 Youth program.

Grover Beach

District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill recently thanked the SLO County Garbagemen’s Association for their generous $5,000 contribution to the Exploration Station in Grover Beach.

The Exploration Station is a nonprofit public benefit facility, which is organized and maintained by the South County Family Educational and Cultural Center, where local families can enjoy revolving science exhibits and interactive displays designed to spark the imagination and creativity of the youth in our community.

The Exploration Station has developed a program to recycle electronics and divert them from landfills. The Exploration station rebuilds/refurbishes donated computers (5,000 computers have been recycled to date) that are then given to their Computers 4 Youth program, which has given more than 3,000 computers to families, seniors, veterans and nonprofit organizations.

For more information contact Hannah Miller at hmiller@co.slo.ca.us or 805-781-4336.

Paso Robles

One Cool Earth has received a donation of $2,500 from BHE Renewables, the owners of the Topaz Solar Farm. These funds will support the Earth Genius Program to create school gardens that grow healthy, happy, smart students.

One Cool Earth is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works exclusively in San Luis Obispo County. The nonprofit’s Earth Genius program builds, teaches in and sustains school gardens throughout the county. The program recognizes the need for school gardens as an effective, evidence-based tool to improve health, academic success, and wellness for children. The program currently operates at 18 schools in Oceano, Arroyo Grande, Cambria, Shandon, Atascadero and Paso Robles.

One Cool Earth has set an ambitious goal of supporting all 43 public elementary schools by 2020.

Please contact Miranda Beal at miranda@onecoolearth.org for more information about One Cool Earth or to donate or volunteer. Also, visit www.onecoolearth.org and ‘like’ www.facebook.com/onecoolearth.

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