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Recycling Update – Keep it Clean
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You may have heard in the news about the tricky state of recycling in the…Continue

Tags: recycling

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Mercurio May 1, 2019.

Fun with Kids in the Garden

Are you looking for ways to get the whole family involved in the garden?…Continue

Started Mar 31, 2019

Be Friendly to Bees!

In recent years, the news about bees has been grim. “Colony Collapse…Continue

Tags: beekeeping, bees

Started Feb 3, 2019

Christmas Trees: Real vs. Artificial

Each year, the environmentalist in you may feel torn about Christmas trees.…Continue

Started Dec 2, 2018


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John Mercurio replied to Kerry Rivers's discussion Recycling Update – Keep it Clean
"I think it is a safe bet that everyone who reads this forum truly wants to do the right thing when it comes to recycling. I elevated it to the status of "hobby" years ago. But the news we have been hearing over the last year or so, and now…"
May 1, 2019
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Recycling Update – Keep it Clean

You may have heard in the news about the tricky state of recycling in the US. For decades, most of the US’s (and various other Countries’) recyclables such as plastics and mixed paper were sent to China to be recycled and manufactured into new products. All of that changed in 2017, when China introduced the National Sword policy, banning imports of most recyclables…See More
Apr 29, 2019

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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…


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, dedicated individuals and organizations are helping to establish…


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…


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 below for some fun activities.

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Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:30pm

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