EPP Fact Sheet: Janitorial Cleaning Products
This fact sheet can help businesses and institutions find environmentally preferable cleaning products that can handle the same commercial, industrial, and residential cleaning needs as traditional cleansers.
StopWaste Celebrates Eight Businesses for Waste Reduction Excellence
Eight businesses were selected for their leadership in reducing waste and increasing efficiency.
Bay Area News Group reports on consumer confusion about curbside recycling
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.
Alameda HOA Replaces Lawn with Water-Saving Landscape
An HOA representing more than 400 homes responded to the drought by transforming a large lawn into a water-saving landscape.
Alameda HOA Responds to Drought with Lawn-Free Landscape
The Casitas Alameda Homeowners Association, a community of more than 400 homes, used sheet mulch to replace a large swath of lawn with colorful, climate-appropriate plants. The new landscape is expected to use two-thirds less water than the lawn.
Come help convert a lawn into a garden using sheet mulch, all in one day!
Independence Plaza - Landscape Success Story
Read about the City of Alameda Housing Authority's renovation of the landscaping at Independence Plaza, a 186-unit affordable housing complex for seniors. Labor- and water-intensive turf and lagoons were replaced with a no-mow landscape featuring California native plants. The changes are saving 1.3 million gallons of water and reducing maintenance costs by $12,000 annually.
Alameda County Green Business Program Case Study: Anasa Yoga
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.
Alameda County Green Business Program Case Study: West Advertising
When West Advertising moved into their current location in Alameda, they took the opportunity to renovate and green their new building and grounds, and to improve day-to-day office operations.