URGENT: Speak Up Against Utility’s Effort to Undermine Climate Bill SB 350

URGENT: Speak Up Against Utility's Effort to Undermine Climate Bill SB 350
We’ve been tracking SB 350, which aims to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California in the coming decades. The bill is closely contested in the California Assembly, where it will be voted on in the next few days. Lobbyists and industry stakeholders have been leveraging all their might to fight the bill – or… Read more »

We Celebrate 12 Graduates from our Youth Environmental Academy this Summer

We Celebrate 12 Graduates from our Youth Environmental Academy this Summer
This month we had 12 youth graduate from our summer Youth Environmental Academy. Our youth had their first green job, supporting our farmers’ markets and Farm Fresh Choice stands. Through our environmental literacy curriculum, they learned about renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, resource recovery, water management, and green job career paths. Lastly, we had lots of… Read more »

From Here to China: Secrets of Plastic Recycling

From Here to China: Secrets of Plastic Recycling
We hosted a panel event as part of Plastic-Free July that asked: why do we send so much of our plastic waste to China for recycling? What actually happens to it once it’s there? Why don’t we handle our own plastic waste? With its “Green Fence” policy, China has become choosier about the plastic waste… Read more »

From Earth Island Journal, Tempest in a Green Bin: Waste Less, Not Just Recycle More

From Earth Island Journal, Tempest in a Green Bin: Waste Less, Not Just Recycle More
Beyond the bin, there’s a huge, global system of waste, transportation, processing, and recycling. It’s a big business in part because we’re generating so much material. As many local cities work toward ambitious zero waste goals, the volume of recycling and compost will go up. But what rate payers and cities pay for those services… Read more »

Greywater is smart drought-strategy – but not all California cities are on board

Greywater is smart drought-strategy - but not all California cities are on board
Greywater, or reusing water from inside the home as irrigation in the yard, is a way to reduce water use during the drought and beyond. We like these systems because of their simplicity and cost-effectiveness, and they don’t rely on rainfall to maintain a beneficial landscape that can include fruit trees, pollinator plants, and more.… Read more »