StopWaste's updated Sustainable Landscapes in Alameda County report lists 70 Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes, as well as lawn-to-landscape projects, that are saving more than 75 million gallons of water annually.
News & Announcements
Recycling is having a bit of a wake-up call. Extra attention is needed by residents and businesses to reduce waste overall and make sure that materials we are recycling have the highest value.
Read the full message from Wendy Sommer, the Executive Director at StopWaste.
June 11, 2018
June 6, 2018
This half-day workshop includes a tour of the highest scoring Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape - the Bishop O'Dowd Center for Environmental Studies in Oakland.
March 9, 2018
In January, 28 public agency staff in Alameda County earned the Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional credential.
February 14, 2018
StopWaste Executive Director Wendy Sommer will be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame in the category of the Environment at its 25th Anniversary Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on March 24 in Oakland.
January 30, 2018
Livermore and Oakland schools will be able to make a bigger dent in tackling food waste after being awarded a $500,000 CalRecycle Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant. Project partners also include ALL IN Alameda County and StopWaste.
The awarded Smart Cafeteria Initiative will utilize and expand upon food share tables in every school cafeteria across two school districts to capture and sort unwanted food from lunch that is generated during or after meal service. Surplus food will be available for hungry students to consume at school, then to families from the school community.
October 26, 2017
Beginning November 1, eating establishments in Alameda County can no longer offer customers single-use plastic bags. Eating establishments can offer recycled content paper bags for free, but must charge customers at least 10 cents for reusable bags (includes thicker plastic bags).
October 15, 2017
The 2017/18 California legislative session has now adjourned and the Governor has signed the following bills into legislation.
September 25, 2017
StopWaste is sponsoring content for a newsletter series in Edible East Bay about delicious ways to use seasonal foods that might otherwise end up in the compost, as well as food storage tips and recipes.
September 14, 2017
This slide presentation will highlight eye-catching plants and plant communities that provide habitat value, reduce water use, require low maintenance, and provide year-round interest.
September 12, 2017
Landscape professionals: Learn best practices for complying with the statewide Water-Efficient Landscape Ordinance.