Since 2000, Campus California has been dedicated to helping those most affected by global climate change and poverty in the US and abroad. In 2011 California passed AB 341 which requires California to work toward a 75% reduction in solid waste by 2020. For the last few years, the cities and counties have been reporting pounds collected by Campus California as a means to show progress toward that goal. It seemed natural that now, in 2012 when the reduction goal has officially kicked off, we would update our mission statement to reflect our commitment to waste reduction and to partner with cities and counties to find new programs that will help California achieve that goal.
Campus California's mission is to support sustainablility projects and to work toward California's solid waste reduction goals through the collection and sale of donated items and by working in cooperation with communities most affected by global climate change and
those living in poverty both locally and globally.
We look forward to bringing our innovative programs for school recycling opportunities and art projects, community cleanup events, and of course strategic box placement at local businesses to make textile recycling convenient for everyone.
As a California non-profit organization, we also partner with other non-profits in the places our missions intersect. We save the items that are placed in our boxes that we don't sell - food, toys, books - and give them to local organizations and schools. We also collect toys and books for smaller non-profits that do not have the staff to attend a community cleanup event. If you know someone that works in a small organization that could use help please contact us. 75% is a lot of waste!