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…Continue
Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:30pm
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, dedicated individuals and organizations are helping to establish…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2015 at 7:34pm
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…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
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 below for some fun activities.
Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:30pm