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  • E-waste law reaches a milestone

    1 billion pounds of computer junk recycled in California (June 5, 2011 - story in San Jose Mercury News by Paul Rogers) Mountains of broken TV sets, obsolete computer monitors and outdated laptops that once ...

  • A Closer Look at E-Waste Recycling – Grey Bears in Santa Cruz Magazine

    (Santa Cruz Magazine - Summer 2011) -- "The fast, competitive pace of technology continually generates more powerful and efficient computers, monitors, cell phones and game consoles - often costing the same or less ...

  • Grey Bears to Recognize Volunteers – SC Sentinel Story

    (Santa Cruz Sentinel - May 25, 2011) -- California Grey Bears will recognize about 275 volunteers today, thanking them for donating their time to the nonprofit, which is devoted to helping senior citizens ...

  • Thrift Store Spring Sale This Saturday, May 21

    The Grey Bears Thrift Store does it again this month with their giant Spring Sale, this Saturday, May 21 when everything in the store is 1/2-off ! Choose from a dizzying array of new arrivals ...

  • Thank you Keller Williams Volunteers!

    What a day! From painting all of our recycling bins, flag pole and thrift store rear building, to tilling and planting an old garden plot with tomatoes and pruning the camellias, the wonderful ...

  • Santa Cruz Senior Citizens: Who We Are

    Linda Covella of the blog, Santa Cruz Patch, asked the question about what it means to be a senior citizen. The answer? We come in all ages and types. Read the full article... ...

  • Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

    The Grey Bears present the Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Meeting of the Membership this Wednesday, May 25 at 11:30am. The gala takes place at the Grey Bears campus at 2710 Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz and ...

  • Grey Bears Earth Day Story in R-P

    Brown Bag Program volunteers on the line

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with California Grey Bears - special feature in the 4/21/11 "How to Go Green" issue of the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian. "So how does GreyBears do it?" Read more...

  • Grey & Green – Grey Bears Cover Story in Good Times

    Reporter Sven Davis heads behind the scenes of the California Grey Bears and uncovers a surprisingly inventive recycling program and much more in the current issue of Good Times. Read more...

  • Grey Bears Director Tim Brattan on KSCO

    Michael Sammet, host of KSCO Radio's "What's Left" show, will interview Grey Bears' Director Tim Brattan this Monday, March 28 at 2pm. Tune in to KSCO 1080 AM to listen or call in!

  • “The Fate of Food,” story in Good Times

    "So often, particularly in the sustainable food mecca that is Santa Cruz, the emphasis lies in where our food comes from. Less often considered, though, is the fate of that food when it ...

  • Grey Bears to Exhibit at Earth Day Festival

    Stop by our Grey Bears booth at the Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21 from 11am - 5pm. The event features educational information, activities for kids, live music, green businesses and more. It all ...

  • SC Sentinel Story: Thrift Store Open Saturdays

    March 2, 2011 Sentinel story by Jondi Gumz, "The Grey Bears Thrift Store is a bargain shopper's paradise, and now it's open six days a week with more space and more merchandise." Read the ...

  • Eat at Shadowbrook and Support Grey Bears

    Grey Bears and Shadowbrook restaurant team up again this year on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Join friends and supporters of Grey Bears for dinner at the Shadowbrook and Shadowbrook will donate one-third of food ...

  • Thrift Store now Open Saturdays

    Beginning March 5, the Grey Bears Thrift Store will be open every Saturday during the same regular hours, 10am - 3pm.

  • Winter 2011 Newsletter

    Download the Winter 2011 Newsletter (pdf)