What we do.
The Altamont Settlement Agreement stipulates that a per ton solid waste surcharge be collected in order to support recycling education programs and job training in the field of waste prevention and recycling and to mitigate the impacts of the landfill operations on the affected community. The Altamont Settlement Agreement also created the Altamont Settlement Agreement Education Advisory Board (EAB) to oversee funds generated by the surcharge. To accomplish this task, the EAB solicits competitive grants from applicants that plan to implement recycling and environmental awareness programs.
The objectives of the Education Advisory Board are to promote waste prevention and recycling, job training and education through:
• Waste prevention and recycling programs that serve schools (sending recycling supplies, program materials and other education activities such as filed trips);
• Non-formal programs, serving students, K-12;
• Community-based waste prevention and recycling education programs;
• Job training in the field of waste prevention and recycling.
Alameda County Recycling
Eric works as an environmental Educator with the Community Resources for Science and has more than 25 years of experience in science education. He develops and delivers workshops for students and adult educators focused on earth and climate science, recycling, renewable energy, and sustainability. Eric also serves on the Alameda County Waste Management and Recycling Board and as a Climate Reality Project Leader. In his spare time, Eric enjoys composting with worms, driving his electric car, bicycling on local trails, and camping in the redwoods.
Northern California Recycling Association
Devin is a STEM/STEAM teacher, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Recycle SMART "green" educator-just to list a few! He has a strong passion for nature, environmental sustainability, eco-literacy, recycling, composting and other waste/landfill diversion practices.
Lauren has been apart of the Altamont Education Board since 2014. In her spare time, she can be found spending time with family, friends and her horses.