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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9B The Common Good Community Foundation is once again inviting local tax-exempt nonprofits to apply for grants up to $1,500. "During our last funding cycle, the foundation funded camping equipment for an outdoor adventure program, smokedetectors for a volunteer fire department and expenses related to an English language learners project," said founder and president Colleen McKeown. The foundation has funded a wide variety of projects since its inception and accepts applications from any nonprofit organization in Plumas County. The next funding cycle begins in May. Grant applications must be emailed or postmarked no later than Saturday, May 30. Grants do not exceed $1,500 and will be reviewed in June. Successful applicants will be notified no later than June 30. McKeown pointed out that Participants enjoy an exercise class at the Mohawk Community Resource Center in Blairsden, one of many local nonprofit endeavors funded by The Common Good Community Foundation. Photo courtesy The Common Good Community Foundation organizations may or may received and the actual The Common Good nonprofit organizations not receive the total amount amount available for Community Foundation was within Plumas County. requested, depending on the awards in the May/June formed in 2012 with the goal "Funding can be number of applications funding cycle, of supporting tax-exempt challenging for small, rural, nonprofit organizations, and that's where the foundation comes in," said McKeown. "Plumas County has so many great nonprofits that are doing positive things in our communities. The purpose of this foundation is to support those efforts." Organizations interested in submitting a grant application can find instructions and forms for doing so at commongoodplumas.org. Questions about the funding process can be directed to the foundation's email at commongoodplumas@gmail .com. For those who would like to make a donation and who prefer to keep their contribution local, The Common Good Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be made on the foundation's website, commongoodplumas.org. Our convenience lifestyle is devastating the world's oceans Our oceans are the new this plastic are mistaken as linked to heart problems and restaurants take your ownthings that still are useful landfill! Absorb this food by birds and animals, cancer. It also cites a study containers for leftovers,away, give them to a thrift statement for a moment, thus harming and killing from Singapore in which --Of course, use reusableshop or put them out on the How does this happen? How them. Small bits also end up every single seafood sampled shopping bags whenever sidewalk for a short period of can we possibly dump our in the seafood we eat. The contained BPA. Another possible, time to see if someone trash in the sea? It has been fact that we throw so much plastic chemical, phthalates, --When you have your passing by has a use for happening as long as there COMMUNITY GREEN away is literally threatening cause problems in genes, clothing dry cleaned, request them. Freecycle.org is an have been humans moving the existence of humanityespecially in boys. Theseno plastic wrap on it. online site for giving away around in ships. But now it PAMELA NOEL itself. Basically, when the sea problems can result in --Take your mug to the items. has reached a critical mass dies, we will also perish, genital anomalies that can local coffee shop, rather than At one time plastic was that is in fact helping to kill that rotate in a vortex This devastating situation continue through multipletaking away a paper or seen as the "dream our oceans, which are now manner, collecting plastic can be viewed in a film generations. These Styrofoam cup. substance" that was going to full of "dead zones." debris. The one located in the entitled "Inside the Garbage substances are also linked to --Store food in glass jars change the way we lived. At the moment, there is an North Pacific, known as the of the World." It starts with a lower IQs in children andand containers. Some might say that it is estimated 11 million tons of Great Pacific Garbage Patch, quote from a Hopi prophecy, multiple organ damage. --Buy foods in bulk now a "nightmare plastic floating in the ocean, is twice the size of the state "When the earth is ravaged Until about 100 years agowhenever possible, avoiding substance" that is certainly This plastic covers an area of of Texas. There are fiveand the animals are dying, a humankind had a zero-waste processed foods and the changing the way we live. By 5 million square miles in the major gyres in the oceans, new tribe of people shalllifestyle. Now, most of us are packaging that goes with it. destroying the oceans we are Pacific alone. This particular which all contain much of come unto the earth from "overconsumers," throwing--Purchase children's toys destroying our Pacific patch is located 700 the plastic debris. Eighty many colors, creeds and away many convenience that are wooden or cloth,life-supporting building miles northeast of Hawaii, percent of this trash is from classes and who by their items as well as the --Use old sheets as rags blocks -- carbon, oxygen and and 1,000 miles from our land sources. The rest is actions and deeds shall make containers in which they are instead of paper towels; use food production. We need to California coast, from ships, ocean platforms the earth green again. They sold. We can do much to your grandma's stop our throwaway These patches of floating and small boats, shall be known asthe reverse this trend, handkerchiefs rather thanpractices alld~:mbrace a garbage are a result of trash In addition to these islands Warriors of the R inbow."Here are some ideas, disposable tissues, present that is capable of being thrown into the sea, of garbage, there is a lot of In the film it explains how --When eating in --Instead of throwing preserving a future as well. and finding its way into what other plastic made of chemicals in plastic, such as is called a gyre. A gyre is a polycarbonate, polystyrene, BPA, disrupt the growth of combination of wind and LDPE, HDPE, polypropylene embryos in both animals and naturally occurring currents and other plastics. Bits of humans. They are also Brought to you by: Gregory Sawyer, DDS THE TOOTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH r We've talked about plaque and how the acids produced by the bacteria erode teeth. 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