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  • Volunteers at Hoover Garden Day
    Success Stories   

    Elementary, middle and high school students from across the County have been showing fans how to properly sort recyclables and compostables from trash at Cal football and basketball games as part of our partnership with Cal Athletics which began in 2014. Now Cal Athletes are helping out at the schools.

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  • Keep Your Green Bin Clean with a Newspaper Origami Liner

    Success Stories   

    During the last two years, StopWaste has been working with Memorial Tabernacle Church in North Oakland and their Youth Going Green (YGG) Program to help spread the word about the importance of composting, recycling, and energy efficiency programs. We are excited to share the series of tutorial videos we made with their help.

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  • News  |  09/07/2016

    Sequoia Elementary School in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) recently celebrated the transformation of their schoolyard with the dedication of a new Bay-Friendly Rated landscape.

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  • Peralta Elementary School, Oakland
       
    Peralta Elementary School is a K-5 public school of 250 students that is an urban oasis in Oakland. The teachers, principal, parents, and community members transformed this once mostly black-topped school site into one that is surrounded by colorful ornamental and edible flowers, vegetables, Mediterranean plants and trees.
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  • Success Stories   

    Merritt Crossing is the first building in California to achieve Energy Star certification under the multifamily high-rise rating system. The project also received LEED Platinum, GreenPoint Rated and Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape certifications.

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  • Success Stories   

    Clinton Commons is a 55-unit affordable housing development that is helping to revitalize Oakland's lower San Antonio neighborhood. The project has earned both the Bay-Friendly Rated designation for its sustainable landscaping and LEED Platinum certification for its green building features.

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  • Merritt Crossing, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape in Oakland
    News  |  09/01/2012

    Merritt Crossing, a new building in downtown Oakland with 70 apartments for low-income seniors, is on track to receive the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation.

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  • Policies   

    ORDINANCE 2008-01

    Alameda County Waste Management Authority ordinance prohibiting the disposal of certain materials at Alameda County landfills. 

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  • Success Stories   

    When you visit Laura Allen’s garden in Oakland it’s hard to believe that when she moved there in 2003 the yard was completely covered in concrete and weeds. She transformed the neglected space into a bountiful garden that produces bumper crops of fruits, nuts, and vegetables without using a lot of potable water.

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  • towering redwood
    Success Stories   

    When Paul Cannon and Hugo Campos were thinking of moving to Oakland, it was four towering coastal redwood trees that finally convinced them to put down an offer on a house. They have fond memories of entering the home’s garden gate and looking skyward in amazement at the grove of trees that loomed over the 4,500-square foot lot. Not having even stepped inside the house, “they were already sold.”

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