When we think of environmental champions, we may only remember famous individuals like Greta Thunberg or Rachel Carson. However, there are incredible champions making a difference right here in our county.
Meet Amy Lahip, an environmental community champion from Chino, CA. An SBC resident of 19 years, she believes that she needs to make sure that she does her part to keep her community clean.
“For me, it starts in the household. I keep our cooking oil in a separate container and take it to a collection center, along with old electronics and medications.”
Amy believes that it is important to include her kids in the family’s discussions about going green. She and her kids, Emily and Ethan, regularly drop off their household hazardous waste at a nearby collection center in Chino. As a family, they have made two goals this 2020.
- Reduce their use of plastics
- Encourage others to find ways to help the environment in their homes
“Our environment is our place to live and for our kids to grow up,” Amy says. To help fulfill their new year’s resolution, they are planning to get reusable straws to further limit their plastics.
Amy and her kids, Emily and Ethan
As Amy has shown us, making a difference does not have to be hard, especially if you start with small actions at home. Do you know someone who is conscious about keeping their environment clean and healthy like Amy? Let us know by filling us this form. We would love to highlight them on our website!
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