- News | 03/14/2016
An article in the March 11, 2016 Oakland Tribune reports on how packaging, labeling, and programmatic differences have led to confusion amongst Bay Area consumers who want to do the "right thing" with their recyclables.Read More
- News | 02/09/2016
An HOA representing more than 400 homes responded to the drought by transforming a large lawn into a water-saving landscape.Read More
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The Reuse Operating Grant Program is available for reuse projects in Alameda County who are in need of funding for staff salaries and supplies related to promotions, educational and outreach programs and/or collection improvements. There is a maximum of $15,000 per request, per year.Read More
Lawn to Garden Conversion Mini Grants for nonprofit Home Owner Associations (HOAs) provides funding and incentives to convert small lawns (1,000 to 2,500 square feet) into sustainable Bay-Friendly landscapes at HOAs located in Alameda County. As people often regularly congregate at community based facilities, such as HOA common areas, 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, have community members participate in the conversion, and apply what they have learned to their own lawns. Technical assistance, free materials and grant funding provides support to HOAs to convert a common area lawn to a sustainable garden.