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Francesca Cervantes posted a discussion


by Francesca Cervantes, Community Sustainability Advisor “Necessity is the mother of invention.” “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” These wise proverbs remind us that creative solutions often grow from difficult circumstances. As we move further into summer and California’s drought continues, local residents are becoming ever more resourceful at water conservation and adopting sustainable methods to maintain their landscapes. For county residents, the Central Contra Costa County Sanitary…See More
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Ellen Greco posted a discussion

Easy Water-Saving Tips

  The hottest months of the year are upon us! With recent increases on water costs due to the severity of the drought, every little drop you save counts. While there are larger water-saving projects you can take on this summer, such as setting up rainwater catchment barrels or installing a…See More
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion

California Water Restrictions

The drought situation in California is at the forefront of many minds – snowpack levels are at record lows, you’ve probably seen pictures of greatly diminished reservoirs, and if you haven’t got a brown lawn yourself, at least someone on your block does.   In an effort to conserve California’s dwindling water supplies, Gov. Brown…See More
Profile IconScott Saftler, Gretchen Bartzen and daniel dunn joined Sustainable Contra Costa Network
Lori Caldwell posted an event

Gardening All Year: Prepping Your Garden for Fall at Lafayette Community Garden

September 13, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
As the harvest season draws to a close, we celebrate the bounty of another growing season.  But one of the many benefits of our climate is being able to garden year-round!! Fall/Winter is still a great time to grow edibles and improve your landscape. This class will go over a variety of techniques to help the transition to your Fall garden: seed saving, crop rotation, soil amending, cool-weather edible crops, sheet mulching and planting natives. Lori Caldwell, aka CompostGal, teaches…See More
Profile IconMelissa Strongman, Virginia Saifer, Gretchen Bartzen and 1 more joined Sustainable Contra Costa Network
Jessica Zischke posted a discussion

July's Action of the Month: Know Your Home Water Use

July's Action of the Month: Know Your Home Water Use All this talk about drought and water conservation can often feel abstract. Suggestions include taking shorter showers, not washing your car, and so on. But if you really want to cut back on water use, the first step is learning how much you actually use. Although…See More
Jun 29
OFA Contra Costa posted an event

Community Choice Energy: the economic and environmental benefits at Antioch Library

July 7, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
A timely opportunity to learn about and discuss the benefits of Community Choice Energy (CCE).Guest speaker Seth Baruch will outline the economic and environmental benefits of CCE. Community Choice Energy programs provide opportunities for cities to buy electrical power from renewable sources – such as wind and solar – with savings for the community and the environment. See More
Jun 25

Welcome to the Sustainable Contra Costa Network

7th Annual Contra Costa 
Leadership in Sustainability & Green Building Awards Gala

On September 23rd, our community will come together at the Hilton Concord to celebrate and honor those who demonstrate outstanding commitment and leadership in making Contra Costa communities healthy, beautiful, clean, and resilient - for the long run. Recognize individuals, nonprofits, government programs, schools, or businesses for their accomplishments

Nominations Due July 10th!


Leadership in Sustainable Communities

Leadership in Food System Innovation

Leadership in Sustainable Resource Management

Leadership in Sustainable Economics

Rising Star Award (18 and under)

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