SCOCO Insights Newsletter (151)

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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

0 Jun 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

0 Jun 29

Look Who's Taking Action: High School Student Melanie

The US EPA announced Melanie Quan, a freshman at Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, as the winner of its "Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability…

Started by Kimberly Lam

0 Jun 28

Action of the Month: Support Central Contra Costa’s Last Plastic Straw Campaign

The Central Contra Costa Last Plastic Straw campaign is continuing to gain momentum! This month, consider taking action to help stop the us…

Started by Kerry Rivers

0 Jun 27

Sheltering Your Garden from the Summer Sun and Wind

The hot, windy days of our East Bay summers have many gardeners taking steps to lessen sun and heat damage to vegetables. Temperatures abov…

Started by Tyler Snortum-Phelps

0 Jun 5

Dine & Dance Under The Redwoods - A Great Success!

Dear Friends,   Thank you very much for joining us at “Dine & Dance Under The Redwoods” to in celebration of Sustainable Contra Costa’…

Started by Tyler Snortum-Phelps

0 Jun 4

Action of the Month: Go Deep Green!

You can source 100% of your electricity from renewable resources, even if you don't have solar on your roof!  As of April 2018, residents…

Started by Kimberly Lam

0 Jun 4

Sunscreen Safety

Summer is upon us, and with it comes the need to slather on the sunscreen when heading outside. Did you know that many sunscreens are made…

Started by Kerry Rivers

0 Jun 3

Save Money and Save the Planet.. What Are You Waiting for?

Did you know that if you install a solar system, your cost of electricity from solar will be about one-half of the cost from your power com…

Started by Gerard van Steyn

0 Jun 2

The Many Faces of Irrigation

Irrigation is the artificial application of water to plants in areas where there is insufficient rainfall, which definitely applies to our…

Started by Alison Clary

0 May 30

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