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  • News  |  10/21/2015

    Oakland Coliseum and Alameda County Fairgrounds take lead in reducing food waste.

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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.

  • Success Stories   

    The United States Postal Service’s massive Oakland Processing and Distribution Center uses reusable containers to prevent waste and recycles undeliverable mail, paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, plastic film, pallets, and other materials, saving $200,000 per year.

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  • News  |  02/11/2015

    An article in the February 6, 2015 Oakland Tribune reports on a troubling increase in the amount of food scraps that Alameda County residents are putting in their garbage containers instead of their green bins.

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  • Be Fantastic Container
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    Are you a Fantastic Recycler or Just OK? This form provides instructions for how to figure out how much good stuff you are throwing away.

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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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  • Holiday Tree with Family
    News  |  01/05/2015

    Most Alameda County jurisdictions offer free tree recycling in early January on your regularly scheduled collection day.

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  • Do the Rot Thing

    Videos   

    Do the Rot Thing – The Simple Art of Home Composting Award winning video that demonstrates the basic steps and shares simple tips for making home composting fun and easy.

  • Compost Time-Lapse

    Videos   

    Watch this time-lapse footage of a compost pile breaking down over a four month period.

  • #0019 - The Worm Wranglers pt I

    Videos   

    Barbara Finnin, a Master Composter, goes over the basics of worm composting in this video produced by Freshtopia.

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