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    On January 22, 2016, StopWaste hosted our Alameda County C&D Working Group to discuss recent updates and pending changes to the C&D industry. Topics included the new CALGreen 2016 code changes that require 65% C&D diversion statewide (as of January 1, 2017), updating local C&D ordinances, and efforts around regional coordination of C&D facility diversion rates.

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    Yoga, health, community. These company values are apparent upon a visit to Anasa Yoga in Alameda, CA. The business is also committed to improving the environment - a motivating factor in pursuing Green Business Certification. Jean Marie, LEED AP certified since 2004, designed the studio with students’ health and well-being in mind and was excited to incorporate LEED concepts into the studio’s construction.

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    GRANTS DEADLINE:   April 10, 2017 at 5 PM

    Funding via the competitive grants program is available to nonprofit entities for innovative projects that increase individual and community involvement in source reduction and recycling efforts, decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the County’s landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products. While no maximum award amounts have been set, grants are typically expected to be in the range of $25,000- $65,000. Proposals requesting higher levels of funding are scrutinized for impacts commensurate with the grant request.

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  • News  |  01/13/2015

    Quantity Quotes works to connect large-quantity buyers to local suppliers of green and resource-efficient products.

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    Published on May 1, 2014

    Food scraps become nutrient-rich compost that's used to grow crops on farms, like Terra Bella Family Farm in Alameda County.

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    This Energy Upgrade California brochure lists healthier, greener insulation products.

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    Get information and sample specification language for purchasing recycled content playground equipment, playground surfacing, and parks furnishings.  Updated February 2017.

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    This guide helps building managers and maintenance staff make purchasing decisions that increase energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and improve indoor air quality. Categories covered include lighting, paint, flooring, furniture, energy efficient appliances, water efficient products, mechanical, janitorial cleaning & supply products, and landscaping.

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    This guide explains how to reduce waste and create beautiful landscapes using salvaged and recycled-content materials. It includes types and sources of materials as well as a section on using “urbanite” to build benches, garden walls and more. Although it was written for landscape professionals, it contains useful information for home gardeners.

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    Use this sheet mulch source list to locate bulk recycled compost, mulch, and sheet mulch materials from vendors in the east bay. Sheet mulching is a way to remove a lawn by layering cardboard and mulch right on top of the grass. 

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