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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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  • Chestnut Linden Court, Oakland
    Success Stories   
    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
    Success Stories   

    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
    Success Stories   

    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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  • Fairmount Apartments, Oakland
    Success Stories   
    In early 2010, Affordable Housing Associates, a nonprofit developer that creates high-quality homes for low-income families, got started on a top-to-bottom rehab of a dilapidated 31-unit building they had acquired in the Adams Point area of Oakland. Their goal was to make it not just habitable but beautiful, green and permanently affordable
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    Materials Reuse finds innovative uses for post-industrial materials being thrown away, sells the materials to other industries for reuse, and provide equipment such as balers, compactors, etc. at their customer sites to ensure reuse.
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    The ReUse People of Alameda County, Inc. provide salvaging services, deconstruction consulting, and reuse sales of building materials for the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego. When they needed to expand transportation capabilities, The ReUse People received a loan to purchase additional trailers and a used bobtail truck.
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    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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