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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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    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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    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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  • Cottonwood Place, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape in Fremont, CA
    Success Stories   
    At Cottonwood Place in Fremont, nonprofit housing developer Eden Housing has created a beautiful, healthy community for low income seniors. This innovative development, which includes 98 private apartments, was constructed using green building and Bay-Friendly landscaping methods and incorporates a number of features to ensure its long-term energy efficiency and sustainability.
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  • Harmon Gardens apartments, Berkeley
    Success Stories   
    Harmon Gardens provides 15 studio apartments for one of the Bay Area's most underserved populations, transition-age youth. The community provides a permanent home where residents can develop independent living skills while receiving supportive services.
     
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    The Dona Spring Municipal Animal Shelter, a beautiful new facility at the north end of Berkeley's Aquatic Park, replaces a well-worn shelter built in the 1950s. Named in honor Dona Spring, a former Berkeley Councilmember and longtime advocate for animal welfare, the new shelter is highly visible from the freeway and more accessible to visitors and volunteers.
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  • Shasta Hills Fire Station, Berkeley - A Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape
    Success Stories   

    The Shasta Hills Fire Station was the City of Berkeley's first LEED certified building with a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape. All the new plants are low water-using, California native species. To reduce labor costs, plant waste and water use, the design included no lawns and no hedges that require shearing.

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  • Shinsei Gardens Apartments, Alameda - A Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape
    Success Stories   

    Shinsei Gardens is an award-winning housing development with 39 apartments for low-income households. With a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape and LEED Platinum and GreenPoint Rated buildings, the project provides residents with a healthy and attractive environment indoors and outdoors.

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  • Sara Conner Court Apartments in Hayward, CA
    Success Stories   
    Completed in 2006, Sara Conner Court Apartments is a 57-unit community of affordable rental homes in Hayward, California. Developed in partnership with the City of Hayward and developer Eden Housing, the project revitalized a brownfield site.
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  • Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Station
    Success Stories   

    The City of Pleasanton's Fire Station No. 4 was the first LEED-certified emergency services building in Alameda County, and at the time of construction in 2005 had the highest LEED rating in the nation for an emergency services building. It was also the first property to earn the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation. 

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