Ellen Greco
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Get Rid of Clutter & Start Making Smarter, Lesser Purchases

At this time of year, it is a tradition for many of us to make a resolution to improve some…Continue

Tags: decluttering, declutter, value, meaning, stuff

Started Jan 5, 2016

12 Holiday Upcycling Projects

Adorning your home with holiday themed decor is a fun way for many to celebrate the holiday season. Though there are plenty of beautiful decorations in stores all around us, consider recreating…Continue

Tags: projects, project, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa

Started Dec 2, 2015

 

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Allan Moskowitz, CFP, AIF commented on Ellen Greco's blog post Action of the Month: Join a Justice Group
"We need to re-frame the words climate change to "climate/environmental justice", since it is the people with the least power that will be most affected.  The right has gotten very good at reframing issues to make them more emotionally…"
Jan 11
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Get Rid of Clutter & Start Making Smarter, Lesser Purchases

At this time of year, it is a tradition for many of us to make a resolution to improve some aspect of our lives for the better. Here's what we encourage you to do this year: minimize your stuff, and maximize its value.Minimalism: What It Is & Why It Can Work for AnyoneMany of you may already know that this approach is often referred to as minimalism. It's been around for centuries, and it…See More
Jan 5, 2016
Ellen Greco posted a discussion

12 Holiday Upcycling Projects

Adorning your home with holiday themed decor is a fun way for many to celebrate the holiday season. Though there are plenty of beautiful decorations in stores all around us, consider recreating something old or worn into a personalized piece for your home. Why should you make your own decor when you could buy it, you ask? At this time of year, so much new stuff rolls in the door. Making your own decor out of something you already have helps you harbor less clutter. Keeping clutter at bay can…See More
Dec 2, 2015
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3 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Have you ever contemplated how many delicious dishes you can make with a pumpkin? For many of us, pumpkins are associated with dense, sugary desserts like pumpkin pie, sweet pumpkin bread, or pumpkin spice lattes. Though there’s always a way to substitute traditional ingredients like white flour,…See More
Oct 31, 2015
Ellen Greco posted a discussion

2015 Seeds of Change Winner: Global Student Embassy!

Hooray! Global Student Embassy (GSE) was chosen by 2015 Awards Gala attendees as the winner of our annual Seeds of Change Award, which comes along with a $500 check to help support new and/or current projects. We are proud of the GSE staff and students…See More
Oct 5, 2015
Ellen Greco posted a discussion

Come See Who's Planted Seeds of Change This Year!

Our Seeds of Change Award is back again this year! Last year at Sustainable Contra Costa’s Sixth Annual Leadership in Sustainability and Green Building Awards Gala, a number of teams and individuals were nominated to receive recognition for their hard work in the community and walk away with $500…See More
Aug 30, 2015
Ellen Greco posted a discussion

End of Summer Energy Saving Tips

It’s been yet another hot summer! Though we’re about halfway through the season, August and September are still some of the warmest months of the year in Contra Costa, and many of us are consuming a lot of energy to cool our homes. If you aren’t able to make larger scale energy upgrade in your…See More
Aug 5, 2015
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
Jul 2, 2015
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Jun 1, 2015
Ellen Greco and Melissa Diane Accolla are now friends
May 14, 2015
Ellen Greco and June Stephens are now friends
May 6, 2015
Ellen Greco posted a discussion

Sign Up for a No-Cost Green House Call Today!

For this year's Community Resilience Challenge, there are many different ways you can commit to conserving energy. If you've already read Kerry's article, "Conserve Energy: Complete a Home Energy Audit" and want to know more about getting a home energy audit through Rising Sun Energy Center, we have the details for you here!…See More
May 4, 2015
Ellen Greco posted a discussion

Make the Transition to Organic Gardening

Kick the chemicals out of your backyard shed and go organic! Making the switch to organic gardening is one of the many pledges you can make for this year’s Community Resilience Challenge, so we want to help you get started. If you’re new to the trade or just wary of pesticide-free gardening, it can be difficult to know where you should start. Truthfully, it takes years of trial and error to master the perfect formula for organic gardening in your yard, but we’ve put together a quick list of…See More
May 1, 2015
Ellen Greco and Carolyn Phinney are now friends
Apr 25, 2015
Ellen Greco replied to Ellen Greco's discussion The Story Behind Earth Day
"Thanks, Michael! SCOCO will have a table at the festival to tell you about the Community Resilience Challenge this May. Anyone and everyone is invited to get involved! Learn more about it at http://eastbayresiliencechallenge.org (website…"
Apr 13, 2015
Michael P. Cass replied to Ellen Greco's discussion The Story Behind Earth Day
"Hope everyone can checkout Lafayette's 10th Annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m."
Apr 12, 2015

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Upcycling Projects for Your Garden

Spring is quickly approaching, and two things seem to be on our minds at this time of the year: getting out into our gardens and spring cleaning. Whether you’re thinking about starting a garden this year for the first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, you may be looking for some fresh ideas to keep costs low or redesign your layout.

 

So before you donate that pile of unwanted items you found while cleaning, take a minute to…

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Posted on February 27, 2015 at 4:00pm

Action of the Month: Join a Justice Group

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” As Anne Frank mused in The Diary of a Young Girl, it's pretty empowering to know we can start making a change any moment we choose to do so. If you are inspired…

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Posted on January 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Look Who’s Taking Action: Bishop Ranch Launches Bike Sharing Program

San Ramon’s Bishop Ranch is home to several corporate business offices, shopping outlets, a beautiful landscape of plants, and access to regional trails. If you work on the campus or have frequented its shops, you may have noticed the Ranch’s commitment to sustainable practices, such as its…

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Posted on January 2, 2015 at 2:28pm

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