At a recognition event on June 28th, StopWaste acknowledged the recipients of the 2018 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards, given for outstanding achievements in waste reduction.
Applications for the StopWaste Environmental Educator Training (SWEET) are online now. The 3rd annual SWEET training begins this fall, starting September 5. This innovative program is designed to enhance the skills of community leaders, environmentalists, sustainability and food waste prevention advocates within Alameda County. SWEET graduates will be eligible to work with StopWaste to provide technical assistance to communities and organizations. To participate you must live or work in Alameda County.
On July 28, the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) will recognize StopWaste deputy executive director and recycling veteran, Tom Padia, at its annual Conference and Tradeshow at the Oakland Marriot City Center.
By Wendy Sommer, StopWaste Executive Director
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.
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.
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).
The 2017/18 California legislative session has now adjourned and the Governor has signed the following bills into legislation.
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.
Oakland-based company Back to the Roots is the latest of several Alameda County business to adopt the new How2Recycle label for their packaging, with the help of incentive funding from StopWaste.