EnviroMINE supports organizations who conduct outreach programs that educate the community about the importance of local construction aggregates, and those who advocate for the mining industry.
San Diego County’s aggregate shortage problem is very simple; demand is steadily increasing while permitted aggregate supplies within the county are steadily decreasing. Currently, the county imports 50% of aggregate to satisfy demand. Local supplies are decreasing as a result of fewer quarries in the county.
These organizations support the aggregates industry through educational and awareness programs.
Project Cornerstone’s mission is to educate the public about the importance of local construction aggregates (i.e., sand, gravel and crushed stone) through hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Construction aggregates are used to build roads, houses, schools and all other infrastructure; they are the cornerstone of our communities.
The organization's goals are to:
Inform the public that using locally sourced minerals has environmental and economic benefits.
Educate students how construction aggregate is produced and where it is used in their everyday lives.
Promote the use of local resources to satisfy projected demand.
Endorse the conservation of classified and designated mineral resources for future development.
Visit www.Project-Cornerstone.org for more information.
The Associated General Contractors of America, the voice of the construction industry since 1918, is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry-related companies dedicated to Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility.
AGC - San Diego Chapter, Inc. has been in existence since 1927. AGC is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the finest skills, promoting use of the latest technology, and advocating building the best quality projects for owners, both public and private.
Visit www.agcsd.org for more information.
The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) is a statewide trade association for aggregate and ready mixed concrete producers, suppliers and service providers.
Over 100 producer companies, which encompass over 500 production sites in California, are members of CalCIMA. Association members also include over 60 supplier and service providers to the industry. Visit the www.CalCIMA.org website for more local information.
CalCIMA created DistanceMatters.org in support of reducing carbon emissions by thinking globally and acting locally. Visit the website to learn more about the issue.
The Women In Mining California Chapter is dedicated to bringing a greater appreciation of the value of minerals to young people, our communities, and colleagues in the mining industry.
Visit www.wimca.org for more information.
The California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA) represents the asphalt paving industry in California. Member companies include asphalt producers, asphalt refiners, paving contractors, testing labs, consulting engineers and product suppliers.
Visit www.calapa.net for more information.
- “50 Fascinating Facts about Stone, Sand and Gravel”. National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association.
- “Aggregate and the Environment” (2004). The American Geological Institute.
- "Aggregate Uses" (2009). CalCIMA.
- “Aggregate Availability in California” (2006). California Geological Survey.
- “An aggregate shortage looming from San Diego." The Daily Transcript.
- Rock and Stone Mining in Southern California (2006)
- Sand and Gravel Mining in Southern California (2006)
- The Importance of Aggregates and Construction of California Economy (2004)