Comments on: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Keith Takata http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Mika @ idollashes.org http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/#comment-21659 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 20:45:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7502#comment-21659 I took the idea to my condominium association homeowner’s board of directors and they are interested in working collaboratively with the City on the project.

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By: Keith Takata http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/#comment-21658 Tue, 17 May 2011 20:14:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7502#comment-21658 EPA’s Brownfields Program offers grants to cities to assess and cleanup sites that may be impacted by contamination. The next call for proposals is due out in mid August. Here’s the link to the EPA Brownfields grants programs:
http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/grant_info/index.htm

EPA also has a host of information on Urban Agriculture that you may find helpful:
http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/urbanag/index.html

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By: Keith Takata http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/#comment-21657 Tue, 17 May 2011 17:29:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7502#comment-21657 Thank YOU!

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By: Keith Takata http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/#comment-21656 Tue, 17 May 2011 17:29:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7502#comment-21656 The groundbreaking was a great event–I’m glad that you joined us!

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By: Keith Takata http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/#comment-21655 Tue, 17 May 2011 17:24:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7502#comment-21655 Thank you! I am happy to hear that you are actively promoting energy conservation. You may be interested in an effort just starting in California: “Energy Upgrade California.” Utilities and government agencies are working with contractors across the state to develop a common audit and retrofit process. See: https://energyupgradeca.org/overview for more details.

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By: www.shaadihishaadi.com http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/#comment-21654 Mon, 09 May 2011 18:23:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7502#comment-21654 i am happy to I took part in the groundbreaking for a cleanup in Richmond, Calif. funded by an EPA Brownfields grant. The money is being used to clean up an area where 17 Japanese American families operated flower nurseries for over a century.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/#comment-21653 Mon, 09 May 2011 04:02:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7502#comment-21653 This is a great article. to kick off Asian -Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Thank you for this.
It also sounds very timely for a project the City of Mission Viejo has just began considering about 2 weeks ago. It sounds like once the clean up is done at the site in Richmond, that the City there would like to look at a possible Community Garden project. My City Council in Mission Viejo just passed a resolution at the Council meeting 2 weeks ago to support creating a system of community gardens, farmers’ markets, and healthier food displays at grocery store check-out lines. The Resolution passed on a unanimous vote. It has the support of the Council, City Manager, City staff, Waste Management Corporation–the company that does all the city’s trash and recycling programs, and the consultant that works with Waste Management and the City on new recycling programs. It also has the support of the city’s medical community, including the regional trauma care center hospital. And I took the idea to my condominium association homeowner’s board of directors and they are interested in working collaboratively with the City on the project. The Homeowner’s Board would like a policy that natural pest control and compost fertilizer would be used rather than man-made chemical based insecticides and fertilizers. And community gardens also seem like a great way to capture more stormwater and keep it out of the storm drain system. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Your Region 9 Staff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/#comment-21652 Thu, 05 May 2011 23:31:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7502#comment-21652 Thanks for telling your story! Very powerful!

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By: John Patterson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/05/national-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-keith-takata/#comment-21651 Thu, 05 May 2011 19:36:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7502#comment-21651 Thank you for that you have done and sticking to your goals. I serverd US NAVY 1966-1970 but was never in the war. I was against it also. I am now president of the Broome County NY Veteran’s for Peace. Stop the wars!!!. I am also in to energy conservation. I became an energy auditor after my retirement. I live in NY where the gas companies want to hydro frac. but NYS has not allowed. I believe in energy conservation measures, practices and education is the best way if winning the war on energy. Would appreciate any support in information you have..
John Patterson.

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