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.
An HOA representing more than 400 homes responded to the drought by transforming a large lawn into a water-saving 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!
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.
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.
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.
Monkey Bars in Alameda is changing the way we think about children’s accessories by providing hip and stylish alternatives that are healthy for kids and the planet.
Learn how the Harbor Bay Median relandscaping project in Alameda used sheet mulch to replace 2.5 acres of conventional grass medians with a Bay-Friendly landscape that enhances the spectacular shoreline setting. Sheet mulching the median turf instead of excavating it kept 221 tons of turf out of the landfill.The new landscape has saved more than 9 million gallons of water in three years.