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SCOCO awarding $500 in Seeds of Change Contest

Sustainable Contra Costa announces the Seeds of Change Innovation Contest. This contest will showcase great ideas, fund innovative projects and recognize creative thinkers in our community.
We're looking for creative projects and innovative ideas that have the potential for broad use and wide impact.…

Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on July 23, 2015 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Sustainability in Richmond

We did a nice video for our work.  Hope you enjoy it.  Pass it along.  :)


Added by Linda Schneider on June 18, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

Monsanto and our food supply

Tell President Obama & Secretary Vilsack to halt the planting of Monsanto's GMO alfalfa and sugar beets.

On January 17, 2011, Dr. Don Huber, an internationally-recognized plant pathologist and Professor Emeritus at Purdue University, sent a private letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warning him of a serious problem facing U.S. agriculture. This letter,…


Added by Karen J. Maggio on May 15, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Finding Perfection in Change

This perspective beautifully written by Justin Van Kleeck inspires me to focus on abundance and harmony rather than scarcity and conflict - freeing!

Added by Tina King Neuhausel on October 2, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Nation-wide movement to get antibacterial Triclosan out of schools

Hi everyone:

Thanks for inviting me to your Alliance discussion. I'd like to introduce the topic of antibacterial soaps being unnecessarily used in schools, and overuse of disinfectants and asthma triggering cleaning products in schools.

There's another mom who has worked with me in past years as a Parents for a Safer Environment member who is now working for the American Lung Assocation, whose job is to go to schools throughout the Bay Area and train students/teachers how… Continue

Added by Susan JunFish on October 8, 2010 at 12:05am — 1 Comment

Before You Go Solar-Seal the Leaks

Everyone wants to "Go Solar". Before you go solar you need to seal up the leaks in your home and have healthy, controlled air coming into your home not leaking from a dusty attic or moist crawl space. Going solar without fixing the leaks is like having a hole in your gas tank and saying, "Oh I guess I will fill the gas tank with bio-fuel". You are still leaking gas.

Where is air leaking?

31% - Floors, walls and ceiling

15% - Ducts

14% - Fireplace

13% -… Continue

Added by Nelda H Braver on May 4, 2010 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

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