The U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office has announced the Buildings Upgrade Prize Phase 1 winners, and our Energy Council was among the teams chosen to move on to Phase 2. Buildings UP offers more than $22 million in cash prizes and technical assistance over several phases to accelerate the deployment of equitable, widespread energy efficiency and efficient building electrification upgrades.
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November 9, 2023
July 31, 2023
StopWaste has awarded a total of $1 million in grant funding to 64 businesses, non-profits, and institutions in Alameda County for projects focused on food waste prevention, surplus food recovery, reusable foodware, community food systems, reuse, repair, and reusable transport packaging.
July 11, 2023
A new State law, SB 54, known as the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act, sets new goals to reduce plastic packaging and requires that all forms of single-use products be recyclable or compostable by 2032.
June 8, 2023
At a recognition event on June 8, StopWaste named the recipients of the 2023 StopWaste Environmental Leadership Awards. Celebrated for the 21st time, this annual awards program honors Alameda County entities for their leadership and innovations in advancing environmental sustainability, waste prevention, and contributions to building healthy, climate resilient communities in Alameda County.
June 2, 2023
California Senate Bill 1383 went into effect January 1, 2022 aiming to reduce organic materials going to landfill by 75% by January 1, 2025. The law also set targets to recover edible food that would otherwise be disposed and donate it to feed people. In a recent article, WasteDive covers how local governments are implementing SB 1383 food recovery requirements in Alameda County and beyond.
January 27, 2023
The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is pleased to announce new rebates for rental housing providers, including nonprofit developers and small, independent property owners, through the popular Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancement (BAMBE) program managed by StopWaste.
January 13, 2023
StopWaste is offering a total of $1.1 million in grant funding to businesses, nonprofits and institutions in Alameda County for projects focused on food waste prevention, surplus food recovery, reusable foodware, community food systems, reuse, repair, and reusable transport packaging. Deadline to apply is March 3, 2023.
January 2, 2023
State and local law require businesses, nonprofits, institutions, schools, and multifamily properties in Alameda County to have compost (organics) and recycling collection service or an approved waiver. StopWaste will begin to issue citations for non-compliance starting in January 2023.
November 18, 2022
StopWaste was recently recognized with the 2022 Edible Communities Sustainability Award for our accomplishments in helping residents, businesses, and schools reduce waste and build healthier, more resilient communities.
November 9, 2022
Alameda County’s second schools reusable foodware pilot project launched in Alameda following a successful inaugural launch in Emeryville—replacing single-use lunch trays and plastic utensils with reusable stainless-steel ones.