Community Resource Center’s Holiday Baskets program is the largest holiday distribution of its kind in San Diego County. For 34 years, the Center has held its collection drive, spreading cheer to more than 1,000 families in need during the holidays. Families in need can come in to “shop” for gifts and food for their family members.
This year, SCS Engineers continued its support of the Community Resource Center. SCS’s San Diego and Tracer Carlsbad offices combined efforts in donating non-perishable foods, outerwear, toys, baby items and more.
“Last year, the donation drive brought in more than 5,000 toys, around 500 bikes and 35 tons of food for those in need,” said Chuck Pryatel, Senior Project Advisor with SCS. “SCS has contributed to this effort for three years, and it’s heartwarming to work with such a generous group of people.”
After seeing so many in need in the community, a group of community and business leaders came together to form an organization addressing the homelessness and food issues in the community, forming Community Resource Center (CRC). Established in 1979, CRC has grown from providing basic needs for families in crisis to offering extensive programs that facilitate the safety, stability, and self-sufficiency of low-income and episodically homeless households – including domestic violence (DV) victims.
Meet Chuck Pryatel, the newly appointed Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) Secretary.
Chuck Pryatel is a Senior Project Advisor for SCS Engineers with over 30 years of experience in environmental regulatory compliance. He manages projects that include hazardous materials and waste compliance audits, preparation of spill prevention control and countermeasure plans, hazardous waste tank system assessments and certifications, and assists as a regulatory liaison resolving complex environmental issues. His experience includes completing environmental site assessments, subsurface investigations, preliminary endangerment assessments, health risk assessments, and environmental mitigation and clean-ups.
Prior to his private sector work Chuck served in positions of leadership at the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health including Chief of the Hazardous Materials Division and Chief of the Site Assessment and Mitigation Division.
Chuck has a Masters of Business Administration from San Diego State University and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from the University of California San Diego. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the State of California.
The Industrial Environmental Association was formed in 1983 to promote responsible, cost-effective environmental laws and regulations, facilitate environmental compliance among member companies and provide related education activities for the community at large. The IEA’s evolution, however, has included an expanding role as the “voice” for manufacturing and associated companies in San Diego and Southern California, not only on legislative matters but on a variety of environmental issues that affect the quality of life of businesses in the region.
The Industrial Environmental Association actively insists on strong environmental compliance efforts among member companies as a matter of written policy. The IEA organizes a number of educational opportunities for member companies and the greater community including information exchanges, technical workshops, written papers, committees, and an annual conference.
IEA activism aims to prove with deeds as well as words that industrial companies care about the community, both environmentally and economically. IEA believes that industry must be involved in the process of environmental policy-making, and urges reliance on scientific, analytical data to evaluate regulations. The IEA willingly works closely with city and county government officials in an effort to realize environmental and community health protection.
SCS Engineers – highly ranked for environmental consulting – San Diego Business Journal
The San Diego Business Journal listed SCS Engineers as one of the top Environmental Consultants in the region. The listing was researched and compiled by Courtney Shamrell of SDBJ. Environmental services covered by the list include; site assessments, environmental sciences, NEPA/CEQA activities, environmental remediation, work for federal and local governments, work for commercial enterprises, and other environmental engineering projects.
Thank you to our clients and to our environmental professionals who put SCS sustainable environmental solutions to work.