Alison Clary
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  • Pleasant Hill, CA
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Action of the Month: Make Your Own Spa Products -- Focus on Feet!

Summer is far from over, and with all the skin exposure and remaining vacation days, you may still be looking for products that make your skin, the largest organ of the body, glow and help you…Continue

Started yesterday

Water Saving Gadgets For Your Home

The reservoirs are full and we enjoyed heavy rains last winter. While the threat of drought isn’t currently as dire as it was before, climate change isn’t going away, and water isn’t a limitless…Continue

Started Jun 27

Action of the Month: Get Saucy!

Can you imagine a BLT without mayonnaise or a hot dog without ketchup? Would salads be nearly as satisfying without that tangy vinaigrette? Our favorite condiments transform dishes from dull to…Continue

Started May 30

Go Green With Gray: The Beauty of Graywater

Have you ever thought about your water usage when doing laundry? Older agitator top-loading washing machines use over 40 gallons of water on an average size load of laundry. Wouldn’t it be great if…Continue

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Started May 1

 

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Action of the Month: Make Your Own Spa Products -- Focus on Feet!

Summer is far from over, and with all the skin exposure and remaining vacation days, you may still be looking for products that make your skin, the largest organ of the body, glow and help you feelinvigorated. Why not learn to make a few DIY products at home that are affordable, toxin-free, and sustainable? Living in California means extended time in the sun, and when you hike, swim, or do anything active outdoors, your skin may make contact with sun, sand, chlorine, poison oak, pesticides, and…See More
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Alison Clary posted a discussion

Water Saving Gadgets For Your Home

The reservoirs are full and we enjoyed heavy rains last winter. While the threat of drought isn’t currently as dire as it was before, climate change isn’t going away, and water isn’t a limitless resource. (By the way, when you heat water for your shower or laundry, you are using another non-renewable resource – energy.) There are many common sense actions you may already be taking to save water such as turning the faucet off while you shave or brush your teeth, running your dishwasher or…See More
Jun 27
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Action of the Month: Get Saucy!

Can you imagine a BLT without mayonnaise or a hot dog without ketchup? Would salads be nearly as satisfying without that tangy vinaigrette? Our favorite condiments transform dishes from dull to delicious, from ordinary to original! When you take the time to make something from scratch, shouldn’t you complement it with something homemade?If you need a little inspiration, the perfect workshop is just around the corner. “Make It, Don’t Buy it: DIY Condiments & Sauces” at Rodgers Ranch Heritage…See More
May 30
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Go Green With Gray: The Beauty of Graywater

Have you ever thought about your water usage when doing laundry? Older agitator top-loading washing machines use over 40 gallons of water on an average size load of laundry. Wouldn’t it be great if you could divert that water directly to your outdoor plants, quickly, cheaply, and safely? This concept is totally within reach when you install a graywater system! Look no further than the Laundry to Landscape: Hands-on Graywater Workshop, sponsored by co-partners Sustainable Contra Costa and…See More
May 1
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Action of the Month: Ditch the Pesticides!

Insecticides (which kill insects) and herbicides (which kill weeds), often grouped together collectively as “pesticides,” are used worldwide to the tune of 5 billion pounds per year. These poisons infiltrate our water, soil, air, and food, thereby affecting both flora and fauna, not only in large-scale…See More
Feb 27
Alison Clary posted discussions
Jan 24
Alison Clary replied to Tyler Snortum-Phelps's discussion One Way To Be A Planet-Friendly Consumer: Just Buy Less Stuff!
"Great points, Tyler. I have put some of this into action and feel better already. I honestly don't miss the stuff I purge. Simplicity is freeing!"
Jan 19
Alison Clary replied to Kimberly Lam's discussion New Year's Resolution: Healthy Planet, Healthy Body - No Palm Oil!
"Excellent article, Kimberly. I find palm oil in tons of ingredient lists and will be more aware of what I buy from now on!"
Jan 19
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Learn Something New!

Before you know it, we’ll be off to a new year and ready for something new and different. For self-improvement classes that support the environment, consider these fun and educational workshops lined up for 2017. Hosted by Sustainable Contra Costa, Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, and the City of Pittsburg, a wide variety of topics on sustainability appeals to many interests. If you’re stumped on what to give friends and family for the holidays, they make great gifts too. You can register now…See More
Nov 30, 2016
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Action of the Month: Join a CSA!

Every other week, in the dead of night, wonderful people leave a cardboard box full of delights on my doorstep. For this service I can thank a farm delivery service commonly known as a CSA, or Community-Supported-Agriculture (also known as Community-Shared-Agriculture).CSAs are different from grocery stores, which sell produce shipped from hundreds of vendors, even organic ones, under one roof. With CSAs, you buy a share of future harvests from one farmer, like Farm Fresh To You, or multiple…See More
Oct 30, 2016
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Banning the Bead

Many toiletries contain tiny beads of plastic less than a millimeter thick called microbeads. These function as cleansers and exfoliates, and companies use then in countless products, even toothpaste. Unfortunately, these microbeads go down the drain and can pass through sewage treatment plants unfiltered, making their way to lakes, rivers, and oceans. Although the beads themselves are non-toxic, they can bind to DDT and other toxic substances, and when marine life ingests these microparticles,…See More
Aug 1, 2016
Alison Clary posted an event

Nature's Body workshop: Banning the Bead at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center

August 9, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Many toiletries contain tiny beads of plastic less than a millimeter thick called microbeads. These function as cleansers and exfoliates, and companies use then in countless products, even toothpaste. Unfortunately, these microbeads go down the drain and can pass through sewage treatment plants unfiltered, making their way to lakes, rivers, and oceans. Although the beads themselves are non-toxic, they can bind to DDT and other toxic substances, and when marine life ingests these microparticles,…See More
Jul 29, 2016
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Harvest Festival at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center

October 8, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
Come to Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center and learn about local service groups. Fun, free event for the whole family! We'll have pumpkin painting, making your own tea blends, a succulent garden activity, and much more! Here's your chance to see what organizations in the area are up to. See More
Jul 25, 2016
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Look Who's Taking Action: You Are! Sign Up For A Water Conservation Workshop

“Is there still a drought?” People continue to ask this question and the simple, definitive answer is “Yes.” The State Water Resources Control Board ordered a mandatory 36% drop in water usage after the state hit official drought status, and counties, cities, and individuals have complied with different levels of success. Here is a sampling of water savings among the top ten water suppliers in the state since 2013: EBMUD 24%; San Jose Water Co. 32%, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission…See More
Jul 5, 2016
Alison Clary is now a member of Sustainable Contra Costa Network
Nov 24, 2015

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