Don’t panic! Maybe powering down is just what we need to understand how to be resilient – and that we are resilient beings! Instead of running out to buy our own backup generators, we could shut off our devices, break out the sweater and wool socks, and trust that we’re going to be fine. Do we really need to rush out to buy more stuff?Continue
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We are excited to announce our Cleaner Contra Costa Fall Challenge! Complete as many actions as possible to earn points for a chance to win prizes and be recognized for your efforts. The Challenge starts September 23, 2019 and goes until March…Continue
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Do you have your ticket yet for the 11th Annual Sustainability Awards Gala & Fundraiser? It's sure to be a memorable night. This fun and inspiring event supports and celebrates local individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions and commitment to a healthy environment, economy, and society - so that Contra Costa remains a…Continue
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Each year, our community comes together to celebrate and honor those who demonstrate outstanding commitment and leadership in making Contra Costa communities healthy, beautiful, clean, and resilient – for the long run. Awards are presented to individuals, nonprofits, government programs, schools, and business.
Winners will be honored at the 11th Annual Leadership in…Continue
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The health benefits of medical marijuana and other Cannabis products are being discussed everywhere, and this ancient plant has the potential to be a natural home-grown remedy. But what are the facts, and what is hype? Our expert from the Rossmoor Medical Marijuana Club will provide an overview of the health benefits of cannabis products,THC vs. CBD,…Continue
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Sustainable Contra Costa has an immediate need for outreach volunteers to help promote the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge in the months of April and May.Continue
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Save water and irrigate your landscape every time you do laundry! Greywater systems sustainably irrigate your yard without consuming precious potable water.
We are looking for a home to install a simple “laundry-to-landscape” greywater system as part of a hands-on workshop offered on March 2nd by Sustainable Contra Costa, the City of Pittsburg, and Contra Costa Water District. If your home meets these requirements and you’re interested in participating in our program, please get in…Continue
Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on January 14, 2019 at 5:07pm — No Comments
Head to any Sports Basement for your holiday shopping and support Sustainable Contra Costa at the same time.
ONLY between December 13th and 15th, Basementeers received 20% off your entire purchase! You can become a Basementeer here, or in any store. Make sure to designate Sustainable Contra Costa as your…Continue
Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on December 12, 2018 at 3:38pm — No Comments
#Giving Tuesday is November 27th! Facebook and PayPal are matching donations on Facebook for a total of up to $7 million dollars.
Donate to help us launch a Countywide program that will engage thousands of residents of Contra Costa in new and exciting ways to help them reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable Contra Costa's committed…Continue
Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on November 9, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments
In case you plan to make an Amazon purchase any time soon, this week is 10x the normal donation rate - spread the word! Remember to always go to smile.amazon.com (hopefully Sustainable Contra Costa is your beneficiary already!) when you check out so that a portion of your purchase goes to SCOCO!
AmazonSmile is increasing…Continue
Cycling is a great benefit in more ways than one. Not only are bicycles more eco-friendly and cost-effective, but they keep you much more active than other forms of transportation. Unfortunately, cycling also puts you at risk for a variety of hazards. In fact, according to the US DoT, an average of 45,000 bicyclists are injured in traffic each year.
One of the best ways to keep yourself safe while cycling is to review…Continue
Friends, once again we are inviting YOU to submit a photo that will grace the cover of our program booklet at this year's Leadership In Sustainability Awards Gala on September 20th. Take a look at last year's booklet so you can see what we're talking about.
The rules are simple:…Continue
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Do you know a high school junior and senior interested in energy and water efficiency, receiving valuable job training, and earning $14 an hour?
They can become a CONSERVATION COACH and help residents achieve their sustainability goals. They will assist with the home consultations, develop skills that will prepare you for future jobs, and get paid for making a difference!
How to Apply:
Send a statement of interest…
Added by Staci Givens on August 28, 2017 at 12:02pm — No Comments
If you're on Nextdoor you may have seen this post from one of our student Conservation Coaches!
Walnut Creek Saves has a raffle for the month of July - If you sign up for a FREE home consultation, you will be entered to win a solar bluetooth speaker! Our home consultations are completely free, we just take up your time. The consultations last an hour to an hour and a half, and we conduct a complete evaluation, indoors and outdoors, of your energy and water usage,…Continue
Added by Staci Givens on July 10, 2017 at 9:21am — No Comments
Our new shopping guides are hot off the press! Are you looking to upgrade your washer and dryer or install a new irrigation controller to better manage your outdoor water use, but you don’t know where to start? Look no further than our shopping guides!
We’ve done the tough work for you! We researched the best washers, dryers, and irrigation controllers on the market…Continue
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