Day One encourages everyone to help make their communities healthier places for all. Below you'll find a sample of the many issues Day One is working on or supports. Help create healthier, more vibrant communities by signing on and voicing your passion for positive change.
Support Healthy + Sustainable Carryout Food Packaging
Styrofoam (polystyrene) food packaging such as single-use cups and plates is a wasteful, unhealthy, and easily-replaceable source of non-biodegradable trash.
One of Styrofoam’s components, styrene, is a known hazardous substance that releases toxins into food when Styrofoam products are used in reheating. Polystyrene food packaging is also lightweight, easily blown into public spaces, and very difficult to recycle. The City of Pasadena does NOT recycle styrofoam that has been contaminated with food (i.e., carry-out food containers).
Over 60 California cities and counties have already adopted local policies banning styrofoam and requiring the use of recyclable or compostable takeout containers. Examples include the Cities of Santa Monica, Dana Point, Newport Beach, Ojai and Oakland.
Please tell City staff and elected leaders that Pasadena should join other communities across California by signing on today!
Support Healthy Housing in Pasadena - Limit New Freeway Housing
The City of Pasadena is currently planning for its future over the next 20 years. The current plan calls for focusing future residential growth in the City around “transit villages,” including three Gold Line stations on the 210 freeway. Although encouraging transit-oriented development is generally a good idea, doing so along congested highways is not.
Over the past two decades researchers have found that those who live adjacent to freeways are at higher risk for asthma, heart disease, and cancer, as well as increased risk for premature birth and having children with autism for expectant mothers.
Although pollution from freeways, like tobacco smoke, can’t be easily contained, researchers know that moving housing back by at least 500 feet, about 1 city block, makes a big difference in air qualtiy. Urge city leaders and staff to acknowledge the science and restrict further housing density within 500 feet of the 210 freeway by signing our online petition today.
Improve East-West Bike Infrastructure In Pasadena
Pasadena needs to improve its east-west bike routes! Cordova Ave has been considered for a road diet for some time and has had bike lanes installed on it east of Lake Ave, improving the roadway's safety for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. However, Pasadena lacks good east-west routes for cyclists.
Please tell City staff and elected leaders that you support a more bike-friendly Pasadena by signing on today!