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When in Drought: Don't Remove Your Lawn, Sheet Mulch It!

California's new restrictions on water use include replacing 50 million square feet of lawns across the state with drought tolerant landscaping. Check out our tips on beating the drought in the garden, at home and at the table.


The Alameda County Waste Management Authority approved an expanded reusable bag ordinance for Alameda County. The expanded ordinance will apply to all stores and restaurants in the county, and will go into effect on May 1, 2017 for retail stores and November 1, 2017 for restaurants.
The WMA voted to support the position of Proposition 67, the Plastic Bag Ban Referendum, at the September 28, 2016 WMA Board meeting.
Congratulations to Wes Sullens of StopWaste, who has been named a 2016 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Based on the success of the original ordinance, StopWaste is planning an expansion of the reusable bag ordinance to include all retail stores and restaurants. If approved, around 14,000 total stores and restaurants would be added to the ordinance.
StopWaste programs to reduce food waste in commercial kitchens and Alameda County schools were recently profiled in BioCycle magazine.