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    The chiropractic values of living holistically align with environmental values, which motivated the Sustainability Council at Life Chiropractic College West located in Hayward to pursue certification through the Alameda County Green Business Program. The Program’s comprehensive framework and hands-on assistance appealed to the Council and made working towards environmental sustainability manageable and concrete.

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    Lawn to Garden Conversion Mini Grants for Nonprofits provides funding and incentives to convert small lawns (1,000 to 2,500 square feet) into sustainable landscapes at nonprofit facilities located in Alameda County. As people often regularly congregate at community based facilities, projects in these public settings will provide excellent opportunities to promote lawn conversion programs. The grant goal is to lose a lawn, gain a garden and have community members participate in the conversion. Technical assistance, material discounts and grant funding provides support to organization to convert lawn to a sustainable garden.

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    We had a great time at the Livermore Lawn Conversion Party. It was not like any other lawn party - we converted a lawn into a garden using sheet mulch, all in one day!

  • Harbor Bay Success Story
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    Learn how the Harbor Bay Median relandscaping project in Alameda used sheet mulch to replace 2.5 acres of conventional grass medians with a Bay-Friendly landscape that enhances the spectacular shoreline setting. Sheet mulching the median turf instead of excavating it kept 221 tons of turf out of the landfill.The new landscape has saved more than 9 million gallons of water in three years.

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  • Do the Rot Thing

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    Do the Rot Thing – The Simple Art of Home Composting Award winning video that demonstrates the basic steps and shares simple tips for making home composting fun and easy.

  • Compost Time-Lapse

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    Watch this time-lapse footage of a compost pile breaking down over a four month period.

  • How-To Compost

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    This video presents the basics about what to put in your bin, and how to build and maintain a compost pile.

  • #0019 - The Worm Wranglers pt I

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    Barbara Finnin, a Master Composter, goes over the basics of worm composting in this video produced by Freshtopia.

  • Stanley Boulevard, Alameda County
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    The 33-acre Stanley Boulevard Safety & Streetscape Improvement Project earned 133 points from the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes program, making it both the largest and highest scoring project to be awarded the coveted high performance landscape label.

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    Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology was the first college campus to be designated a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape. It was also the first college campus in the world to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of recognition offered by the LEED green building rating system.

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