Richard Valle - Innovator in Recycling and Composting
do you want to volunteer to plant a tree in his honor in Union City Hills
 register below  (recommended adults) (wear work clothes, we have gloves and tools)

to register click below (will get reminder)

Feb 24, 2024   Planting event at Valle Memorial Grove

if group wants to help, especially CSUEB clubs, contact:
Monical Esqueda (esqueda@msnucleus.org) for more information

Richard Valle grew up in Union City and attended New Haven Unified School District schools. He served on the City Council for 13 years from 1997 to 2010, then was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors representing District 2 since 2012.  Richard served in the Vietnam War and graduated from California State University, East Bay.  Richard’s years of public service focused on youth development, social and environmental justice.   He worked with so many organizations to make community enrichment projects a realitiy.

"Richard leaves behind a legacy profoundly affecting the lives of thousands through his pioneering work in the recycling industry. He was instrumental in developing a business model for Tri-CED Community Recycling that is based on employing and providing job training for disadvantaged youth. From Richard’s leadership at Tri-CED over the past five decades to his more recent work as the Vice-Chair of the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling, his impact on sustainability and recycling in California will endure forever. Richard’s contributions to the Union City community, the recycling industry statewide, and the countless jobs he created and nurtured over his illustrious seven decades cannot be overstated. "  (from Bea Karnes, Patch)

Richard Valle and Math Science Nucleus
Although Richard did not have a science degree he recognized the importance of science, sponsoring various stages of Science in the Park over 3 decades.  Starting at Logan High School he would provide an experimental side for  this fun event. Students were involved in hands-on events.  I am not sure where I intersected with Richard's plans, but we have been friends for decades.  TriCED started in 1980 and Math Science Nucleus started in 1982.    I always admired Richard for his ability to create a way to sustain TriCED and yet provide jobs and training for local youth.  He learned early that visions also need funds to complete its mission.  Over a decade ago, Richard wanted to do something for the local environment.  Awareness of how food waste could add to the environment was a curosity to him.  With our work at Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon, using natural composting of greens, he wanted to see how to use food waste.  He researched and discovered a company, Green Mountain Technologies, who used thermophilic principles to produce good quality compost within 2 weeks.  Bringing back the southern East Bay Hills with food waste and mending an habitat using one native tree at a time.   MSN have been working to make this dream of Richard's alive.  Please donate a flower or a tree to help us continue this work in Richard's memory.  More information on the project can be found here.
TRI-CED (Community Recycling)
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