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Meet Michiko Lynch, Elinor Crescenzi and Susan Campisi of AltaPasa Green Circle

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michiko Lynch, Elinor Crescenzi and Susan Campisi.

AltaPasa Green Circle grew out of one woman’s passion for inspiring others to start a zero-waste journey.

As a Transition Pasadena core member, Michiko Lynch recognized that change starts at the community level. She started a zero-waste educational outreach table at the Altadena Farmers Market in 2016.

Since then, this grassroots effort has evolved into a collaborative venture that promotes an eco-conscious philosophy and builds community support for zero-waste practices.

Has it been a smooth road? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
1. To have sufficient number of volunteers is always challenge.

2. To have a full-time job and keep this project going is another challenge.

3. Most of our team have many other projects. To find team who can commit to this project constantly is challenge.

4. Financial, resource and time challenge – it has been a challenge to find a time to write for more grant since we operate our project every week.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with AltaPasa Green Circle – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
We lend our reusable plates, bowls, utensils, cups to the food vendors at Altadena Farmers Market every Wednesday.

We set up a dishwashing station and waste audit station on site.

To do this, we are preventing single-use trash to go to landfills, educate people and also provide place-making for community to gather.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Our neighborhood is mixed of Pasadena and Altadena residents due to location.

When we want to work with local government, we need to work with L.A. County and Pasadena.

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Michiko Lynch

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