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  • Success Stories   

    Beneficial State Bank in Oakland was honored with a 2017 StopWaste Business Efficiency Award for Excellence in Recycling & Composting.

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  • Volunteers at Hoover Garden Day
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    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

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    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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    StopWaste was an early funder of the Alameda County Food Bank Grocery Rescue Program through their grants program. The Grocery Rescue Program (GRP) partners with local grocery stores and retailers to recover a variety of foods for neighborhood food pantries and meal programs.

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    The United States Postal Service’s massive Oakland Processing and Distribution Center uses reusable containers to prevent waste and recycles undeliverable mail, paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, plastic film, pallets, and other materials, saving $200,000 per year.

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  • Chestnut Linden Court, Oakland
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    BRIDGE Housing Corp. creates and manages a range of affordable, high-quality housing for working families and seniors. As part of the campaign to revitalize West Oakland, the Oakland Housing Authority selected BRIDGE to develop Chestnut Linden Court.
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  • Noodle Factory Homes
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    To help address the chronic shortage of work and performance space for artists and artisans, in 2009 Northern California Land Trust, a Berkeley-based nonprofit housing developer, renovated a rundown former noodle factory in West Oakland. The Noodle Factory condos earned the GreenPoint Rated label.

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    In 2003, East Bay Habitat for Humanity (EBH), an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, built four single-family homes in Oakland’s Fruitvale District. This was East Bay Habitat for Humanity’s first green development.

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  • Crossroads, Oakland, CA
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    Crossroads is 125-bed emergency housing facility in Oakland, California. The project skillfully marries environmental responsibility and social justice.

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    Posada de Colores is home to 113 seniors in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. The 100- unit building is owned by Unity Council and was built in 1976. At the time of upgrade, many of the original building systems were still in place. The upgrade project gathered loans and grants from HUD and the City of Oakland.

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