Author: kayebonney

Dos and Don’ts of Recycling

Here is what you can and cannot put in your recycling bin.

Do Recycle

Clean and dry paper, cardboard, milk and juice
cartons, paper egg cartons, newspaper, magazines, junk mail (including
envelopes with windows)Glass bottles and jars. (OK to leave lids on. No
need to rinse, just scrape food off.)Metal … read more.

Where to Recycle Stuff in San Mateo County

Members of our UU Fellowship recently toured the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos where we asked about the Dos and Don’ts of recycling, composting, and waste disposal.  Here’s some of what we learned. Due to space limitations, I am posting this as … read more.

Compost and Batteries

What to put in your compost bin. What to do with batteries.

Do Compost

Food scraps, meat, poultry, fish, bones, fruit,
vegetablesDairyFood and beverage soiled paper (such as pizza
boxes and some takeout containers)Yard trimmingsUtensils, plates, food containers labeled


Tape the terminals of lithium-ion and 9-volt batteries. Put the … read more.

You-Pick Berries June 15

Pick fresh, organic berries from R&R Fresh Farms in Pescadero. Jose Ramirez, one of the only first-generation Mexican-American farm business owners on the coast, operates the farm under a leasing agreement with Peninsula Open Space Trust.

We can pick raspberries, blackberries, and … read more.

Tour Shoreway Recycling Center June 12

China Refuses to Recycle Our Plastic, Now What?

For more than 25 years, many developed countries, including the U.S., have been sending plastic waste to China instead of recycling it themselves. But in 2017, China banned plastic waste from being imported beginning in January 2018.

Now that … read more.

Nominees for Share the Plate

We have 16 nominees for our Share the Plate collections during the upcoming year, July 2019 through June 2020. Please read the following descriptions and come prepared to vote for 10 of these organizations after the Congregational Meeting on May 19. We’ll vote right after … read more.

May 2019 Social Action Committee Update

Upcoming Events:

May 7, 3pm – Meet with Supervisors Pine and Slocum with the goal of persuading the Board to adopt an ordinance to prevent the sheriff from cooperating with ICE.

May 7, 7pm – Green New Deal presentation at Riconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd. in Palo … read more.

Nominate Candidates for Share the Plate by May 1

The Social Action Committee will hold an election after the UUFRC Annual Meeting on May 19 to choose 10 organizations to receive a ‘Share the Plate’ collection in the coming year: July 2019 through June 2020.

To be eligible to receive a special collection, the … read more.

April 6 Hike Around Lake Chabot

On April 6, we’ll join Bob and Sandy Simoni for a 9-mile hike around Lake Chabot. We’ll skirt the shores of the lake with an occasional uphill climb; the highest elevation is 900 feet. We’ll see lovely views of the lake as well as wildflowers … read more.

March 2 Hike above Tilden Park

There is no telling what the weather will be like on Saturday, March 2, but we do know that the East Bay hills will be green and lush. So we’ll take a hike along the mostly-paved Nimitz Trail above Tilden Park from where we’ll look … read more.

The March for Fossil Fuel Freedom

March 16-18

We all know the climate crisis is rapidly worsening, far outpacing progress toward a renewable and sustainable future. It’s time to stop the fossil-fuel industry and its allies from continuing to wreck our planet.

The Fossil Fuel Freedom March from Palo Alto to San … read more.

Bird Walk February 2

I checked in with the Baylands Nature Center and they assured me that there are still plenty of birds wintering on the Bay. So we’ll try for a bird walk one more time: on Saturday, February 2, we’ll go out for a … read more.

Annual Bird Walk January 5

I’m rescheduling my annual bird walk from December to January 5. I am going to be participating in Holiday Open Studios the first Saturday in December.

Kaye Bonney

November 11 Share the Plate with Upward Scholars

Bring your checkbook to support Upward Scholars (formerly Sequoia Adult School Scholars, SASS).  Upward Scholars helps adult immigrants furthering their education at community college by taking ESL or more advanced courses. Upward Scholars helps pay for textbooks and bus passes and has already helped 345 … read more.

Young Society Finches Free to Good Home

Carolyn Kendall has three 3-month-old Society Finches. They are adorable little birds, daintier than house finches. They twitter quietly and are not as noisy as parakeets or lovebirds.

Please call Carolyn Kendall at 208-6574 if you are interested.