Kerry Rivers
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Climate Change & Fire Risk

Last month we…Continue

Tags: wildfire, drought, change, climate

Started Oct 31

Action of the Month: Say No to Plastic Straws

Did you know that 500…Continue

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Started Sep 30

Lawn Conversion: It’s easier than you think!

By converting your lawn into a garden, you’ll save water and can create a beautiful habitat.  Plus, there are rebate programs available to help with the process! Most lawn rebate programs require an…Continue

Tags: conservation, drought, tolerant, water, conversion

Started Jul 2

 

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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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Action of the Month: Say No to Plastic Straws

Did you know that 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the US every single day? That’s enough to wrap around the entire circumference of the earth 2.5 times, and is a lot of waste that can easily roll, drift, or blow into the environment (on land and in our oceans) and harm wildlife.A couple of years ago, a…See More
Sep 30

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Avoiding the Microbead: DIY Face Scrubs and Washes

Have you heard about microbeads?  They are tiny beads made of plastic that can be found in some face washes and even some toothpastes. Unfortunately, microbeads are small enough that they can pass through water treatment plants and end up in our waterways, where they easily absorb pollutants.  Marine organisms may mistake microbeads for food, which…

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Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:30pm

Look Who's Taking Action: Urban Tilth

It is pretty cool to be able to go out to your garden and pick fresh vegetables to include in your lunch or dinner.  However, not everyone has the ability to grow their own food, and some areas may lack fresh produce in their grocery stores.  To improve access to fresh vegetables in more communities,…

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Posted on January 29, 2015 at 7:34pm

Sharing Rides—Getaround, Spinlister, Zipcar

If you have a car or bike (or need one) and you are ready to embrace the “sharing economy”, there are various sites that make it easy to do so.  Zipcar and Getaround are avenues for car sharing, while Spinlister is a sharing platform for bikes, snowboards,  and skis.   If you are looking to share peer-to-peer, then explore Getaround and Spinlister.  Zipcar…

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Posted on January 2, 2015 at 8:00pm

Fun Outdoor Activities in Contra Costa County

Looking for fun, local outdoor activities this winter?  There are many opportunities in Contra Costa County to get outdoors and enjoy what our beautiful cities have to offer.  Whether it’s a race, kayaking trip, or a community cleanup event, it will feel great to get out there and do something!  Check out the list…

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Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:30pm

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