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Getting More From Less (De-Cluttering Your Life) at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center

February 15, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
Sometimes, the more you have, the more you have to lose, as those affected by the wildfires discovered last year. Denise Koroslev will help us focus on what really matters by finding balance in the home and eliminating unnecessary items to help maintain a clutter-free lifestyle. Organizing and de-cluttering can offer more freedom from excess housecleaning, more space in your home, and more time to spend with family and friends. Experts from Republic Services will provide sustainable tips on…See More
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Nov 9
Tyler Snortum-Phelps posted an event

Free Movie Night: An Inconvenient Sequel at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

November 10, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
More than a decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Gore travels around the world, training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been…See More
Oct 31
Tyler Snortum-Phelps posted a discussion

Autumn Recipe Book: Five Step Fall Salad

After an unusually warm October, the new chill in the air has all of us at SustainableContra Costa thinking about pumpkin pie, mulled cider and all things fall. Whetheryou’re a fiend for sweet potatoes and marshmallows or crave mashed potatoes with lotsand lots of gravy, there’s no shortage of rich, comforting foods in the month ahead.When you’re feeling like you need a bit more green on your plate but still wantsomething hearty, turn to this perfect fall salad. With only five steps and the…See More
Oct 31
Kerry Rivers posted a discussion

Climate Change & Fire Risk

Last month we witnessed the devastating impacts of fire that was fueled by years of drought and a recent welcomed (but dangerous) rainy season.  It seems counter-intuitive that we’d see an increased fire danger after a rainy 2016-2017, but there’s a reason for it. First, the dead and dry vegetation from the drought…See More
Oct 31
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November Crop Swap and Community Event at Center Ave. Community Garden

November 22, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Please join us around the fire pit as we celebrate the changing of the seasons. We will welcome the coming of winter with our end of the year November, 22nd Crop Swap and Community Gathering. We invite you to share in honoring the end of this harvest season by bringing what ever crops you may have, home baked goods, food, hot drinks and other goodies. We will have tables set up, camp stoves, and lanterns. Please bring your own cups, plates, utensils, chairs and something to share. Set up is at…See More
Oct 30
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Rain Catchment Workshop Re-scheduled for a Second Chance! November 5, 10am - 12pm

There are so many reasons to harvest rainwater. The obvious one is that water is more precious than ever, especially in California during drought, and rain is a freebie! The trick is to learn how to harness and store rain so you can use it as needed. Rainwater catchment systems are the answer! They can be simple or complex and…See More
Oct 30
Tyler Snortum-Phelps posted a discussion

Look Who's Taking Action: Rotary Club of Pleasant Hill

The Rotary Club of Pleasant Hill’s Rain Harvesting Project envisions rain catchment systems at every home and public space to promote water conservation in our arid climate. To date, fifty 55 gallon rain barrels have been installed at 14 private homes, and another 10-15 barrels will be distributed soon, thanks to a partnership with Bill’s Ace Hardware and the expertise of rain barrel guru Steve Torres of the DVC Horticulture Department. To inspire public awareness, a pilot project of a four…See More
Oct 30

Welcome to the Sustainable Contra Costa Network

The Sustainable Enterprise Conference 2017
Thanks to all those who attended the 2nd Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference on November 1st, 2017. This annual event is Contra Costa County’s gathering of business owners, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, educators and activists who care about Sustainability and are dedicated to creating a vibrant and truly sustainable economy. Speakers and panelists inspired us with presentations on a variety of opportunities for creating a vibrant and truly sustainable economy.

See photos from the event here

Bounty From Your Garden: Fruit Trees 101

Thursday, January 18 - 10 am to 12 pm

Fresh fruit off your tree is so much better than what you find in stores! Learn how to choose, prep, plant, prune, and maintain your fruit trees.

Information and registration here

Blog Posts

MCE Internships on the Public Affairs Team

Posted by Carol Dorsett on October 3, 2017 at 11:17am

MCE Internships on the Public Affairs Team

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July Raffle from Walnut Creek Saves!

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Our New Shopping Guides are Here!

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