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September 2019

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Interview with Jen Hatmaker and I’m on the cover of a new book about recycling!

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Hi everyone – I had a fun interview with Jen Hatmaker last week – you can check out the audio or transcript here: http://jenhatmaker.com/back-to-school-episode-04-ryan-hickman?fbclid=IwAR0w43Y5w-OvNFnydPf2wQTEl8HMwOEQulfwmNJoUT_xm7vHkWMnFgXSKAc

I hope you like the interview! I had a nice time talking to Mrs. Hatmaker. 🙂


I also was featured on the cover (and inside) of a new book from Flying Frog Publishing. Check it out! It’s available at Barnes and Noble bookstores and online. It’s a really cool book for kids with lots of ideas for saving the planet. Get yours here.

9/14 Laguna Beach clean up event and The Today Show

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This weekend we had a big beach clean up at Laguna Beach! About 200 people came out and helped me clean up the beach. Laguna Beach is one of the cleanest beaches I know of and we still were able to find enough trash to fill almost two trash cans (almost 150lbs). Thank you everyone who came out and helped at the event. You all are so awesome. The Today Show was filming me for a new segment coming up and they filmed the event and then we did interviews and they followed me to OC Recycling where we recycled a truck load of cans and bottles. I can’t wait to see the show on tv soon!

Thank you to my sponsors of the event: Labeltronix, KYA Group, Hobie Surf Shops, JUST Water, Sand Cloud, Rock N Road Cyclery, Panini Kabob Grill, Tippys Coffee in Laguna Beach, The Pacific Marine Mammal Center, The Printery, Unger and the Wyland Foundation.

New recycling record!

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A few weeks ago, our local recycling center (REPLANET) went out of business. Not just our local facility but all of them across California. I’m so bummed because I had a lot of friends that worked there that lost their jobs. It’s getting harder to recycle in California for a lot of people who can’t travel very far like my dad and I do. We’ve been driving 20 miles up the freeway to OC Recycling in Santa Ana. The drive is not great but they have an awesome facility and we’re in and out of there in no time. Their team of people are so nice to me too. The good news is that a lot more people are calling us for pick ups of their cans and bottles since they don’t have a place to take it in the neighborhood. I’m hoping that recycling gets easier in California for everyone else soon or lots of recyclable items are going to end up in the landfill.

Thank you everyone who recycles with me – we’re making a big difference together.