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  • Pacific Coast Collaborative
      |  09/15/2020

    StopWaste has joined one of the largest public-private partnerships in the world, led by the Pacific Coast Collaborative, to reduce and prevent wasted food by 50 percent by 2030.

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    Measure D, the county charter amendment that established the Recycling Board, mandates that the Recycling Board create and periodically update a Recycling Plan to plan, fund, and implement a comprehensive source reduction and recycling program. The current Recycling Plan extends through 2020, and is therefore in need of an update.

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    In 2018, StopWaste partnered with Alameda County school districts and food recovery organizations to pilot a new food donation program through the Smart Cafeteria Initiative.  This program, funded in part by a grant from CalRecycle, was designed to help schools reduce waste through prevention, food share, re-serving, and donation to those in need.

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    In Alameda County, 84 properties have earned the ReScape California Rated Landscape status, as of June 2020.

    The program scorecard helps project teams plan, track and verify the practices they implement to improve their landscapes.

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  • RFP-RFQ   

    StopWaste seeks firms or individuals with expertise in the following:
    ● In-depth evaluation of programs, including review of program data needs and existing data; selecting new metrics, data and/or measurement tools; and working with staff to interpret and apply results. Specific understanding in how to monitor and measure behavior change is essential.
    ● Developing and institutionalizing program planning and evaluation systems, in which evaluation is built into development of goals and action plans, and used to make program adjustments on a continuous basis.
    ● Using data and measurement to communicate progress towards broader goals, especially geared to non-scientists and the general public.

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  • Topic Briefs   

    Soil is a living ecosystem – a single tablespoon can contain billions of organisms. The healthier our soil, the more resilient our gardens, landscapes and farmlands are. Utilizing compost is the simplest way to create a beneficial environment for growing healthy, disease resistant plants.

    Using compost:

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    Single-use wet wipes – baby, disinfectant, disposable – are ubiquitous in our society. Right now, people are using wet wipes in record numbers because of sanitation concerns and toilet paper shortages due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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    Knowing how to properly store your fruit and vegetables can keep them fresher, longer, minimize trips to the grocery store, and help save money. Use this guide to identify what should be stored where.

     

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  • Food Share Tables at School
    News  |  08/19/2019

    Approximately 40 percent of edible food in the U.S. ends up in landfills, never reaching a plate, despite the fact that one out of five residents (2/3 are children and seniors) faces food insecurity in Alameda County.

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  • Understanding School Food Share Tables

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    Go on a journey with American High School students in Fremont, California, as they discuss the issue of wasted food and how their school is addressing it through an innovative food share table program. The video shows best practices in setting up a food share table, food recovery, and factoids surrounding wasted food.

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