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  • Recycled Paper’s Climate Impact 100 Times Lower

    Recycled paper has less than one percent of the impact in terms of global climate change and ocean acidification than virgin paper, according to a new Life Cycle Analysis (LCS) released by New ...

  • Grey Bears – Organization of the Year

    Watch Video: Grey Bears was named Organization of the Year by the Aptos Chamber and community for 2015. They were honored at the Chamber's annual awards dinner on Friday, October 30, 2015 at ...

  • Capitola waste-disposal inequities challenged

    By Bonnie Linden, Special to the Sentinel - "Global warming is changing the political and economic landscape. You ask, “What’s a householder to do? How exactly do we respond as a community to ...

  • Woodstock’s Pizza supports Grey Bears

    TONIGHT! Tuesday, November 10, 5pm-9pm - Enjoy dinner at Woodstock's Pizza on November 10 and support Grey Bears. Just present the flyer at right when ordering (or show on your phone) and Woodstock's ...

  • Thrift Store & Boutique open daily

    Super values every day! Housewares, furniture, clothing and accessories, computers, audio-video gear, sporting goods, bikes, hardware, books and media, medical equipment and more. Browse through thousands of books in every genre, plus vinyl, ...

  • Dancing in the Park

    Video: Island Breeze Band rocked Harvey West Park at the Grey Bears 42nd Annual Harvest Picnic on Tuesday. Special thanks to all of the volunteers, raffle donors, board members, Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane, ...

  • First U.S. Food Waste Reduction Goal Set

    Two government agencies have established the United States first-ever food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) combined ...

  • Check out our Fall 2015 Newsletter

    Featuring a fire recovery update, volunteer spotlight, a healthy recipe, upcoming events, donor profile on Driscoll's, composting update (pictured at right) and more! Read more>>>

  • Volunteer Spotlight

    Susan Duncan - Born: December 16, 1948 in Oakland and grew up in the East Bay. “We moved to Boulder Creek in 1970. We were caretakers at Camp Krem, 40 acres that caters ...

  • Chair yoga pose of the month

    Seated Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) This pose integrates the basic elements of yoga: stability, expansion, steadiness and ease. Triangle pose builds strength in the feet and legs, and flexibility in the hips, torso, shoulders ...

  • White House Conference on Aging

    We'll be live-streaming the White House Conference on Aging in the Grey Bears Classroom today, Monday, July 13 between 7:00am and 2:00pm. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as ...

  • 2015 Brown Bag Program Survey

    We want to hear from you! If you receive a weekly bag of groceries from Grey Bears, please take a moment to complete a brief survey. Your feedback helps us improve while also ...

  • Grey Bears featured in Sentinel

    Living Green: Grey Bears changes lives, reduces waste by Kathryn McKenzie, (posted 5/28/15) I grew up in Santa Cruz, so I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Grey Bears, a nonprofit that ...

  • Grey Bears featured in Monterey Herald

    Living Green: Benevolent recycling at Santa Cruz’s Grey Bears by Kathryn McKenzie I grew up in Santa Cruz, so I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Grey Bears, a nonprofit that has ...

  • Just a typical Thursday morning…

    Video: Grey Bears Brown Bag Program volunteers rock the line May 7, 2015!

  • May 2015 Newsletter

    Our May 2015 newsletter is out, featuring a preview of the Annual Membership Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on May 20, and other upcoming events and classes, volunteer spotlight with Alan Brady, Chair ...