SCOCO Insights Newsletter (162)

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Weeds and Bees

Several years ago, when we first moved into a house in the area, we planned to become fully organic and plant fruit trees, grape vines and…

Started by Gerard van Steyn

0 Oct 2

A Memorable 10th Anniversary Awards Gala

It was a very special evening on September 20th when Sustainable Contra Costa celebrated its 10th anniversary with a festive awards gala at…

Started by Tyler Snortum-Phelps

0 Oct 1

Lawn Be Gone! DIY Sheet Mulching

Action of the Month: DIY Sheet Mulching Fall is the perfect time to sheet-mulch. Not familiar with that term? It's a layered mulch system t…

Started by Kimberly Lam

0 Oct 1

Get Ready to Vote!

Did you know that voter turnout in Contra Costa was just under 40% for the primaries this summer? That means about 60% of registered voters…

Started by Kerry Rivers

0 Sep 30

A Greener Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with that comes the challenge of managing an excess of everything -- delectable foods, late-ni…

Started by Alison Clary

0 Sep 30

Inter-Generational Groups at the Gala

The theme for this year's Awards Gala is "Together We Thrive: Building a Sustainable World Across Generations." Climate change solutions wi…

Started by Kimberly Lam

0 Sep 3

Coffee, Tea, or Kombucha?

Kombucha is all the rage. You can buy it bottled or on tap at restaurants, cafes, and groceries or make it yourself at home. Considered an…

Started by Alison Clary

0 Aug 29

Update On Plastic Pollution

When it comes to plastic pollution, how are we doing? We recently found two great websites that examine the environmental impacts of plasti…

Started by Tyler Snortum-Phelps

1 Jul 31
Reply by Alison Clary

Reducing Plastic and Other Ways to Make a Difference!

Okay, so we now know that plastics are suboptimal, at best. They contain toxics, are not easily recyclable, do not degrade and are an incre…

Started by Gerard van Steyn

1 Jul 31
Reply by Alison Clary

GMO or No?

A GMO, or genetically modified organisim, is a plant, animal, or other living organisms whose genetic makeup has been modified in a lab usi…

Started by Kimberly Lam

1 Jul 31
Reply by Alison Clary

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