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Here’s one that should have local business supporters and environmentalists cheering at the same time. Robinson Oil hollister uk better known as the company behind Rotten Robbie gas stations has donated $1,172 to the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. The money came from the fees charged to customers for paper bags during the first year of San Jose’s ban on single use plastic bags.
Robinson Oil CEO Tom Robinson said the donation was made partly to help out the Guadalupe River hollister uk Park Conservancy but also to let customers know that Rotten Robbie stations weren’t trying to benefit off the fee. (And at a dime a piece, that’s a lot of bags in one year).
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy applied the donation to its volunteer efforts to keep the river clean. Executive Director Leslee Hamilton says the funds are definitely appreciated, and the plastic bag ban has paid off in other ways, too.
“We do monthly river cleanups and have seen a huge re hollister uk duction in the number of plastic bags since the ban went into effect,” she said. “The river looks better and is a healthier habitat for birds, fish and other wildlife.”
STELLAR LINEUP: Leroy Kromm, conductor of the San Jose Symphonic Choir, has brought in some amazing soloists to join the volunteer community choir for its performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” at the California Theatre on Sunday.
Baritone Peter Tuff, formerly of the Vienna State Opera, and Opera San Jose alum and tenor Christopher Bengochea will be featured in the concert, along with soprano Yemonja Stanley an hollister uk d mezzo soprano Cassandra Cardenas. The Vivace Youth Chorus and the Nova Vista Symphony will accompany.
The “flash harpists” are members of Harpers Hall and Culinary Society, a national group of strumming harpists, who will decked out in green, naturally.