Recycling and Composting Our Way to Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Recycling and Composting Our Way to Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions
$30 million of California’s cap-and-trade funds will be invested in recycling, composting, bio-fuels from agricultural waste and recycled content manufacturing in our state, announced Californians Against Waste last week. Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to fund this type of infrastructure will help shift waste away from landfills, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, Californians… Read more »

Yosemite Fire Brings Climate Change Closer to Home

Yosemite Fire Brings Climate Change Closer to Home
It’s reassuring to think of climate change as happening somewhere else, preferably in places where you have no contacts, no history, and no plans of visiting. The less personal, the easier it is to look the other way. Last year, millions of people weren’t given the option of turning a cheek as Superstorm Sandy barreled… Read more »

This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors

This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors
Planning a trip to the beach or Yosemite this summer? Keep the focus on enjoying these outdoor treasures – not polluting them – and take the pledge to ditch plastic bottled water by drinking tap water from refillable bottles instead. But even if you remember to plan ahead, bottled water is still readily available to… Read more »

Renters, Go Green! Save on Water, Energy, Waste and More, 7/16/13

Renters, Go Green! Save on Water, Energy, Waste and More, 7/16/13
You don’t have to own a house to live comfortably, affordably, and efficiently. With just a little support from community organizations, you can make cost-saving energy upgrades in your apartment, help keep waste out of landfills, green your living space, and save money all at the same time! Learn about all the resources available to… Read more »

Learn About Deep Energy Retrofits, 6/28/13

Learn About Deep Energy Retrofits, 6/28/13
Our homes make up a large fraction of our energy needs (and bills) largely due to heating and air-conditioning. A Deep Energy Retrofit is a home makeover oriented toward energy efficiency, and can slash your energy bills by 50%-90%! The result? You save money, of course, but you also make your older home a more… Read more »