The City of Alameda’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP) — adopted by the city in July —serves to better Alameda’s environment by improving upon existing environmental initiatives, addressing sustainability, climate resilience and general environmental quality. Some of the most pivotal aspects of this plan are its proposed reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions and implementation of clean electricity.
The Alameda Food Bank (AFB) has a brand-new logo, thanks to the diligence, insight and creativity of three Alameda High School students. Seniors Talia Grumet, Hailey Jiang and junior Janine Barot developed the logo under the direction of their instructor, Andrea Szeto, in their advanced multimedia art class during the spring semester.
The students made up one of 10 teams that selected local businesses and nonprofits from among a large number of applicants. They then spent the term developing new logos through continuous interaction with their clients.
Alamedans who have visited Alameda’s shoreline parks, Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Crown Beach or Seaplane Lagoon have likely seen the elegant snowy egret. The Audubon Society’s Guide to North American Birds describes the snowy egret as, “A beautiful, graceful, small egret, very active in its feeding behavior in shallow waters. Known by its contrasting yellow feet, it could be said to dance in the shallows on golden slippers.”