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StopWaste Environmental Educator Training (SWEET) Applications Now Open

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. 

Local Schools Win State Funds to Combat Food Waste

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. 

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