Weekly Message - January 2019
California’s  Assembly Bill 1826  requires applicable businesses to recycle or compost organic waste. The purpose of AB 1826 is to curb greenhouse gas emissions by diverting the decomposition of organic material at the landfill, which also helps the City meet their climate action goals. Compliance with AB 1826 is being phased in for all businesses by the year 2020. However, starting January 1, 2019 , generators of 4 cubic yards or more of garbage per week will be required to recycle organic waste. Organic waste includes food scraps, soiled paper products (e.g., pizza boxes, paper towels, etc.), yard trimmings and landscape materials.

Public Forum: El Camino Real Redwoods
In October 2018, the Planning Commission vote 6-0-1 to approved the removal of 7 trees located near 1000 El Camino Real. The plan calls for the planting of 14 replacement trees.

This public forum will be a venue at which people can learn more about the project and trees involved, provide comments and ask questions.

Tuesday, January 8, 4 to 5 pm
701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

Menlo-Atherton Bears Parade and Celebration
The City of Menlo Park plans to honor the 2018 CIF Division 3-AA State Champion Menlo-Atherton Bears football team with a parade and celebration Saturday, January 12, 2019 . The parade will start at 9 am in Downtown Menlo Park .

Green Business 101
Join fellow business owners and managers, community members, and Green Business Program staff to learn about how businesses benefit from going GREEN! 

This workshop will give the A-to-Z of the Green Business certification offered by San Mateo County and the associated benefits, both economic (rebates, incentives, cost savings) and environmental (water conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction)! At the conclusion of the GB 101 overview, community members and sustainability academy volunteers will participate in a short 45-minute volunteer training. All are welcome for both portions of the evening.

Tuesday, January 15, 5:30 to 8 pm
455 County Center, Redwood City

Winter 2019 Intensive Literary Seminar Series; The Great Gatsby
Seminar taught by best-selling author, Ph.D. and former adjunct professor at Berkeley, Kimberly Ford.

Each 90 minute session, with casual conversation following, will open  The Great Gatsby  in new ways, making you a better reader while serving up plenty of Kimberly's illuminating, entertaining guidance.

Two Seminars:
Monday, Jan 14 - 7 to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, Jan 30 - 7 to 8:30 pm


January 8
4 to 5 pm, 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

January 9
8 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

January 12
9 am, Downtown Menlo Park

January 14 & 30
7 to 8:30 pm, Kepler's Books, Menlo Park

January 15
5:30 to 8 pm, 455 County Center, Redwood City

January 21
Chamber Closed in observance of MLK Day

January 22
6 to 7 pm, Stanford Blood Center, Palo Alto
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com