Our mission is to educate ourselves and our communities about environmental challenges
and engage in implementing their solutions.
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The District 5340 Environmental Sustainability (DES) Committee held it's inaugural Environmental Solutions Summit on May 19 at the beautiful San Dieguito County Park. There were approximately 75 to 100 people in attendance for this 5-hour event. There were Rotarians, RYLArians, Rotaractors, Interactors from the entire district as well as appearances from DG Nominee Luis Carrranza and PDG Steve Weitzen. 
There have been huge changes in the fashion industry in the last 70 years and the changes are coming faster.
  1. Manufacturing.
In the 1950s, Americans wore clothes made in America when trade unions were strong so clothes cost relatively more. People had small collection of tailored clothes that they held onto for years, caring for them gently, altering and repairing them, passing them onto the next generation. Fashions changed slowly because most people didn’t have the money to buy new clothes every month. 30yrs ago, manufacturing shifted overseas to developing countries for two reasons: easy, cheap labor (no trade unions) and no environmental regulations. Clothes became mass produced and fashion became a huge industry focused on maximizing profits.Clothes became cheap so people could afford more clothes than ever.In the past 15yrs, production has doubled and the amount of time an article is worn has fallen by 40%. Fast fashion is getting faster.
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We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito
533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
In the Harper Cottage (toward the rear of the club)
Solana Beach, CA 92075
United States of America
(760) 525-5607
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