Environmental stewardship.

Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. Aldo Leopold (1887–1949) championed environmental stewardship based on a land ethic "dealing with man's relation to land and to the animals and plants which grow upon it.

Different types of environmental stewards

There are 3 types of environmental stewards: doers, donors, and practitioners. Doers go out and help the cause by taking action. For example, the doers in an oil spill would be the volunteers that go along the beach and help clean up the oil from the beaches. A donor is the person that financially helps the cause. They can do anything from donating their money, to having galas or other fundraisers. They are typically governmental agencies. Lastly there are practitioners. They work on a day-to-day basis to steer governmental agencies, scientists, stakeholder groups, or any other group toward a stewardship outcome. Together these 3 groups make up environmental stewards and with the help keep the ecosystem running healthily. Anybody can be an environmental steward by being aware and knowledgeable of the world around them and making sure they do as little as possible to negatively impact our world. Without these groups it would be hard to get any sort of sustainability in our increasingly technology, pollution, industrial based world.

Guidelines for Perfect Kitchen Cleaning

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Preparing food surfaces
Public health officials recommend sanitizing preparing food surfaces by washing with hot, soapy water. Rinse with pure water, and sanitize the cleaned surfaces with a remedy of just one 1 tablespoon of chlorine bleach to at least one 1 liter of water. Utilize this method on counters, in sinks and for cutting boards - wherever food could be placed during preparation.
Oven
Heat plus grease plus food spills equals a hardcore cleaning chore: the oven. Baked-on food and spattered grease require additional firepower by means of specialty cleaners. Commercial oven cleaners get the job done well, however they are formulated with corrosive products such as for example sodium hydroxide (lye) and really should be handled with extreme care.
Healt and safety first: Regardless of the cleaning  method, protect eyes, clothing while cleaning the oven and skin. Wear long sleeves and rubber gloves to safeguard arms and hands; safety goggles or glasses prevent problems for the eyes. A painter's mask guards against corrosive fumes, particularly if using spray oven-cleaner products. Where possible, work with a liquid formulation.
Follow Directions: If using commercial oven cleaners, browse the directions first, then follow them. Oven cleaners could be formulated to focus on warm ovens or cold ones, so obtain the method straight before starting. Newer versions offer fume-free cleaning for a wholesome home.
Rinse Clean: After cleaning, work with a spray bottle filled up with water to rinse the oven walls, and wipe them dry with a cleaning cloth. This technique removes the final traces of oven cleaner and prevents the next meal from tasting like cleaning chemicals! Similarly, be cautious to eliminate all traces of oven cleaner from round the oven door gasket and seal.
cleaning_suppliesTry Green Alternatives: Unless you like the notion of corrosive commercial oven cleaners, there exists a greener option: baking soda. Sprinkle a straight 1/4-inch layer of baking soda in underneath of a cold oven, and lightly dampen the soda with water; it must be moist, however, not wet. Spread the paste on the walls and ceiling.
Allow soda paste are a symbol of 12 to a day, re-wetting if it dries out. The paste dissolves grease and softens burned-on food, rendering it better to remove following day. You will have to apply some elbow grease to the work, but you will avoid dealing with corrosive cleaners.
To completely clean oven racks and drip pan the green way, soften them up having an ammonia bath. Place the racks and pan in a big leak-proof black garbage bag, and add 1/4 cup non-sudsy ammonia. Seal the garbage bag, and stick it outdoors or in a garage overnight. The ammonia will soften baked-on food and lead to easy cleaning another morning. Rinse thoroughly and remove any remaining food, and dry the racks and drip pan before replacing them in the oven.
Sink and Under-Sink Area
Sanitation may be the name of the overall game with regards to cleaning sinks and the areas beneath them. Moisture, food waste and the hygiene challenges of meat and poultry preparation imply that the wet section of the kitchen may become a happy breeding ground for bacteria. Beneath the sink, drainpipes and garbage disposal units harbor germs and odors. The current presence of moisture coupled with holes essential for plumbing fixtures creates a stylish home for  insects, mildew and mold.
Spray and Wipe: Work with a disinfecting all-purpose cleaner in a spray bottle to completely clean sink  surfaces, rim and fixtures. Rout dirt from the bottom of the faucet or about the rim with a cleaning toothbrush, then wipe dry with a cleaning cloth.
Get Tough: If stubborn deposits or stains require an abrasive cleaner, you may use powdered cleansers on ceramic sinks - but only in the sink. It's too much to rinse powdered cleanser from sink rims or countertops.
Keep carefully the Shine: For stainless sinks, work with a paste of baking soda and water applied with a cotton cleaning cloth, or work with a commercial product specially formulated for cleaning these sinks. Avoid powdered cleanser; its abrasive qualities can scratch the top of steel.
Out Stubborn Spot: Use full-strength white vinegar to tackle water spots in the sink. Spray or pour it on generously, let stand and rub the spots with a scrubbing pad.
Clean and Fresh: Beneath the sink, clean the cabinet walls, doors and the cabinet floor with a disinfecting all-purpose cleaner. Wipe them dry with cleaning cloths, and leave the cabinet doors open for at the very least two hours, allowing the region to dry completely.
Microwave Oven
Because microwaves cook food from the within out, there's less heat buildup to harden foods in the oven. Have a gradual method of microwave cleaning.

Outdoors Alliance for Kids

19 September 2019

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Ecology Center

19 September 2019

  • Vessel Reusable Cup Service Launches
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    True to the nature of the Bay Area, the Berkeley Farmers’ Market 2019 Salsa Festival was a celebration of the rich cultural diversity that thrives here and our community’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Locals and Salsa enthusiasts from all over… Read more »
  • Announcing Berkeley’s first Reusable Cup Program
    Meet Vessel! The Ecology Center is pleased to announce the launch of Berkeley’s first Reusable Cup service. The pilot program will launch in mid-September at select food businesses on the UC Berkeley campus and in the Telegraph Avenue area in… Read more »
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    Farmers’ Markets are made possible through the efforts of a diverse community of people who come together around an appreciation for wholesome food, locally grown and delivered with the well-being of customers in mind.  Joanna Normoyle of Guru Ram Das… Read more »
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    Last month, Berkeley City Council unanimously passed the Disposable-Free Dining Ordinance, a groundbreaking and expansive plan for phasing out single-use plastic foodware from Berkeley restaurants and businesses. The ordinance, the first of its kind in the U.S. to comprehensively address… Read more »

David Suzuki Foundation

19 September 2019

Cornwall Alliance

19 September 2019

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