Re-Imagining Water with James Rojas of PLACE IT!

Re-Imagining Water with James Rojas of PLACE IT!
Meditation centers. Daylighted creeks. Purple pipes flowing with clean, free water. Trees, wildlife, fish, and a bird island. Pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Green roofs. Greywater systems. Permeable surfaces. Drinking fountains (to encourage drinking water, not soda). Tiny houses. Solar panels. What do these concepts have in common? These are just some of the solutions that… Read more »

Watersong Summit This Sunday, 1/17/16 to Explore Sustainable Water Solutions

Watersong Summit This Sunday, 1/17/16 to Explore Sustainable Water Solutions
This Sunday, we’ll be part of the Watersong Summit, an event that brings together innovative solutions, learning, and conversation on water. Part block party, part conference, and part design expo, the event begins during the day with a FREE musical walking tour. Follow behind New Orleans-style marching band MJ’s Brass Boppers on a West Oakland… Read more »

We’ve Made Big Strides this Year

We've Made Big Strides this Year
2015 has been quite a year! We have had several exciting successes this year, as we continued to provide daily direct services to our community. Our classes and events have received record attendance, our farmers’ markets finished the year strong, and we continue to advance our Zero Waste goals. We succeeded in passing legislation in… Read more »

Does El Niño Mean the Drought Will End? Time to Keep Saving Water with our Laundry to Landscape Greywater Class, 10/31/15

Does El Niño Mean the Drought Will End? Time to Keep Saving Water with our Laundry to Landscape Greywater Class, 10/31/15
What does an El Niño season mean for the drought? Forecasts predict a wet, and warm winter. Big storms will help replenish reservoirs and ground water, but without cold enough temperatures to rebuild snowpack, California’s drought won’t be resolved with one wet winter. Even so, the drought has had an amazing impact on urban residents’… Read more »

New Video: DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System

New Video: DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System
Have you wondered what it takes to do a very basic greywater system? We have a new, short video that shows an installation of the simplest kind of system, Laundry-to-Landscape. These systems take waste water from the laundry machine and reuse it in your yard, keeping gardens green during the drought and reducing fresh water… Read more »