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Agency Update - Fall 2016

From Asphalt to Nature Area

Bay-Friendly School Yard

Bay-Friendly Schoolyard opens in Oakland

Sequoia Elementary School in the Oakland Unified School District recently celebrated the transformation of an asphalt area into a Bay-Friendly Rated landscape. 

New Environmental Educator Training

StopWaste is offering a new training, outreach and certification program for Alameda County residents. As part of the StopWaste Environmental Educator Training (SWEET) program, participants will receive instruction in sheet mulching, soil health, and sustainable gardening techniques. Community outreach and education are a vital component of the course. 

Feeding People, Saving Resources

Businesses, non-profits, schools, residents and local government are working together to reduce food waste and feed people in Alameda County. 

Grantee profile: Alameda County Food Bank Grocery Rescue Program

The Alameda County Food Bank Grocery Rescue Program partners with local grocery stores and retailers to recover a variety of foods for neighborhood food pantries and meal programs.

Food waste prevention programs featured in BioCycle Magazine

StopWaste programs to reduce food waste in commercial kitchens and Alameda County schools were profiled in the August 2016 BioCycle magazine article. 

Awards for Programs and Staff

Staff receives awards at recycling conference

Staff from StopWaste and Alameda County were recent recipients of local industry awards at the 2016 California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) Conference in Sacramento this August.