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Openings on County’s Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee

Openings on County’s Integrated Pest Management Advisory CommitteeThe committee has three seats open for members of the public  The County is seeking interested and qualified residents for seats on…Continue

Tags: Costa, County, Contra, Board, Advisory

Started Nov 21, 2011

No Impact Experiment Week Starts Sunday!
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No Impact ExperimentA…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Vandeman Apr 17, 2011.

Toxic Cosmetics
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Okay, I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I have always been kind of a "girlie-girl." No, I don't wear pink frills or false eyelashes. But I do use lots of products that are supposed to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Prindle Aug 21, 2010.

 

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Hands-On Greywater Workshop at will be given when you sign up for the workshop

May 31, 2014 all day
Lower your water bill ** Conserve water ** Practice reuse ** Grow happy plantsLEARN how to reuse water from your from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines in this hands-on workshop.LEARN about common and popular greywater systems considerations, and how to build a laundry to landscape system.INSTALL a greywater system from the washing machine to irrigate edible plants at a home, so that you can do the same to yours!See More
May 30, 2014
SCOCO joined Cynthia Ruzzi's group
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Growing Together -- Contra Costa Urban Farm and Garden Network

Contra Costa Urban Farm and Garden Network is a countywide community working collectively to build a sustainable, local foodscape.See More
Aug 18, 2013
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Contra Costa's 350 Home & Garden Challenge is Here! at Everywhere

May 12, 2012 to May 13, 2012
Envision it!  In one weekend – you and others throughout Contra Costa, together taking 350 Actions to grow food, save water, conserve energy, and build our community stronger, cleaner and healthier – May 12th & 13th! That’s the goal of Contra Costa’s first annual 350 Home & Garden Challenge. What will your Action be? Let the 350 Home & Garden Challenge inspire you to do something you’ve been meaning to do for years. Whether you create an herb garden, upgrade to efficient appliances,…See More
May 16, 2013
Tina King Neuhausel commented on SCOCO's event Contra Costa's 350 Home & Garden Challenge is Here!
""Stepping up to do right...more than 1000 actions registered so far" - Article in CC Times"
May 16, 2013
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Contra Costa's 350 Home & Garden Challenge is Here! at Everywhere

May 12, 2012 to May 13, 2012
Envision it!  In one weekend – you and others throughout Contra Costa, together taking 350 Actions to grow food, save water, conserve energy, and build our community stronger, cleaner and healthier – May 12th & 13th! That’s the goal of Contra Costa’s first annual 350 Home & Garden Challenge. What will your Action be? Let the 350 Home & Garden Challenge inspire you to do something you’ve been meaning to do for years. Whether you create an herb garden, upgrade to efficient appliances,…See More
Apr 27, 2012
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FREE Homeowners Workshop: Energy Savings & Rebates at Concord Senior Center

December 8, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Join us for a FREE workshop to learn how rebates up to $11,000 and 3% fixed interest financing can make home energy upgrades affordable for you! Get started on a home energy upgrade today! A home energy upgrade can help you:improve home comfortlower utility billsimprove indoor air qualityreduce impact on the environmentsupport the local economy For more info contact:Jefery Liang  at jliang@ecoact.org RESERVATIONS: …See More
Nov 21, 2011
SCOCO posted a discussion

Openings on County’s Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee

Openings on County’s Integrated Pest Management Advisory CommitteeThe committee has three seats open for members of the public  The County is seeking interested and qualified residents for seats on the Integrated Pest Management Advisory Board (IPM), which advises the Board of Supervisors on pest management and pesticide use on County-owned or County-maintained properties. The IPM Committee plays a key advisory role in the County’s effort to reduce the use of toxic chemicals on County…See More
Nov 21, 2011
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Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala! at Lafayette Veterans' Memorial Building

October 7, 2011 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Celebrate and support the sustainability movementin Contra Costa at the2011 Leadership in SustainabilityAwards Ceremony and GalaA wonderful night of celebration, networking, food,music and wine.We are grateful for our wonderful food and wine sponsors:Postino, Chow, Pizza Antica, Sunrise Bistro,Lesley Stiles Foods, and Captain Vineyards This event tends to sell out so reserve your tickets today at www.scocoawards.eventbrite.comSee More
Oct 2, 2011
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Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala! at Lafayette Veterans' Memorial Building

October 7, 2011 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Celebrate and support the sustainability movementin Contra Costa at the2011 Leadership in SustainabilityAwards Ceremony and GalaA wonderful night of celebration, networking, food,music and wine.We are grateful for our wonderful food and wine sponsors:Postino, Chow, Pizza Antica, Sunrise Bistro,Lesley Stiles Foods, and Captain Vineyards This event tends to sell out so reserve your tickets today at www.scocoawards.eventbrite.comSee More
Sep 26, 2011
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Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala! at Lafayette Veterans' Memorial Building

October 7, 2011 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Celebrate and support the sustainability movementin Contra Costa at the2011 Leadership in SustainabilityAwards Ceremony and GalaA wonderful night of celebration, networking, food,music and wine.We are grateful for our wonderful food and wine sponsors:Postino, Chow, Pizza Antica, Sunrise Bistro,Lesley Stiles Foods, and Captain Vineyards This event tends to sell out so reserve your tickets today at www.scocoawards.eventbrite.comSee More
Sep 16, 2011
Mike Vandeman replied to SCOCO's discussion No Impact Experiment Week Starts Sunday!
"Please share with all appropriate and interested parties.Bicycles should not be allowed in any natural area. They are inanimate objects and have no rights. There is also no right to mountain bike. That was settled in federal court in 1994:…"
Apr 17, 2011
SCOCO posted a discussion

No Impact Experiment Week

No Impact ExperimentA One-Week Carbon Cleanse Sunday--Sunday The No Impact Project is an International environmental, nonprofit project founded in the spring of 2009. It was inspired by the No Impact Man book, film and blog.The no impact project is a one -week experiment that shows you how to live a happier life that will…See More
Apr 17, 2011
SCOCO is attending Tina King Neuhausel's event
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SCOCO Volunteer Appreciation Party & 2011 Events Kickoff at Sports Basement

March 28, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
To thank all those who have given so tirelessly and introduce new volunteers....Join us in kicking off this year’s events with an Appreciation Party at 7:00PM on March 28, 2011 at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek. The SCOCO Events committee offers opportunities to those looking to assist in volunteerism in our community for sustainability and green events in all areas of planning, implementing and executing exciting events all over the county.  Share your expertise and reap the benefit of…See More
Mar 15, 2011
Laurie Prindle replied to SCOCO's discussion Toxic Cosmetics
"Along the same lines, there's a great online resource for finding out about the safety of personal care products. Check out www.cosmeticsdatabase.com. This is a database compiled by the Environmental Working Group. They are a non-profit that…"
Aug 21, 2010
SCOCO posted a discussion

Toxic Cosmetics

Okay, I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I have always been kind of a "girlie-girl." No, I don't wear pink frills or false eyelashes. But I do use lots of products that are supposed to enhance my appearance etc. But...what about the ingredients in all thoses products that I buy at the local "big-box" store? Ugh...not so good, for me or the environment. I'm not someone that is on a big rid-my-body-of-toxins campaign, because I have always been fairly healthy. What I am more concerned…See More
Aug 18, 2010
SCOCO replied to Sheila Hill's discussion Greening the Market in the group Sustainable Concord
"Next year I would like to see us tackle the issue of styrofoam being used by the vendors. Have we been using the display that I made on alternatives? I guess our first step would be to educate the vendors."
Aug 11, 2010

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