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Stock up at Sports Basement and give back to SCOCO!

Sustainable Contra Costa is collaborating with Sports Basement to provide our community a discount on all online orders from August 23rd-29th. If you join Sports Basement's Basementeer program, you will get…

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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on August 5, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sustainability Award Nominations close in ten days!

Now is the time! You don't want to miss the deadline! The Leadership in Sustainability Award nominations will close on July 6th. Anyone can submit a nomination. All it takes is the idea that your favorite individual, nonprofit, government program, school, or business deserves to be recognized…

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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on June 25, 2020 at 10:59am — No Comments

Frequenty Asked Questions About the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge

Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge FAQs

  • What is the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge and why should I get involved?
    • The Cleaner Contra…
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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on June 15, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Step up to the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge this summer!

For our community, kids, and collective futures, take action today for a sustainable tomorrow. Get started by joining the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge!



Since April 2019, over 700 households have already joined the Challenge. Together, we’ve reduced our carbon footprint by over 164 tons of CO2 emissions so far.





This is just the beginning of the actions we need to take as a community in order to share a sustainable future. Will you be part of the…

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Added by Colleen Noland on June 12, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Posting an event on NextDoor

Here's how to share an event to your NextDoor profile:

Log in to NextDoor, and click on Events in the Menu, and Add Event:

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Then, fill in the event fields - it's best to pick the bigger neighborhood option, and type = Classes. Copy / Paste Workshop title and description from our website or the at the bottom of this email. …
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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on June 11, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Join the Environmental Voter Project!

Sustainable Rossmoor’s Upping Our Game Committee was charged with finding ways that individuals can have as large on impact on combating climate change as possible. Their best answer to that mission is to help get the U.S. to develop the…
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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on May 21, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Support Local Small Businesses from Home

Do you have a friend or relative who owns a small business?

As you know, during this time of social distancing due to the COVID19 pandemic, many local small businesses are really struggling. You can help them from home even if their “brick and mortar” doors are closed. You can help them in several ways that don’t cost any money. Here are some suggestions:

Share in person

Tell your friends and family about the business…

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Added by Laurie Prindle on April 22, 2020 at 1:18am — 2 Comments

Earth Hour tonight at 8:30!

Earth Hour happens this Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 local time. Click flashlights, light lanterns, and get ready to turn electric lights out to celebrate Earth Hour! Wherever you come from, you can help our planet.…

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Added by Tina King Neuhausel on March 28, 2020 at 11:51am — No Comments

Join the Challenge to save energy, water, money and make a difference!

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year! 

Winter is a time to celebrate the love and abundance that we have experienced over the past year. It’s a time to be grateful for all that we have learned, embrace that which is working and let go of the things that are no longer serving us well. We are so grateful for the 523 households who have joined the Cleaner Challenge since April and are making a choice to live more…

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Added by Tina King Neuhausel on December 28, 2019 at 11:06am — No Comments

You've heard of a locavore, how about becoming a loca-shopper?

During the holiday season, our family challenges each other to buy Made in USA and keep it local. We have to remind ourselves that enjoying the season when so much shopping is in order, means being responsible as consumers. One of the easiest ways to lighten your impact when you buy party supplies, gifts, and anything else, is to spend your dollars as locally as possible. To begin with, becoming a "loca-shopper" benefits your local economy. …
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Added by Tina King Neuhausel on December 11, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge - Fall Update

We hope everyone is enjoying competing in the Cleaner Contra Costa Fall Challenge! If you have not yet joined, it’s not too late to start! Complete as many actions as possible to earn points for a chance to win prizes and be recognized for your efforts. The Challenge goes until March 19, 2020!

Get all the details about the Fall Challenge…

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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on October 21, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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 …

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?

My husband, kids…

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Added by Tina King Neuhausel on October 9, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Fall Challenge Starts Now!

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…

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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on September 23, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Join us and HELP at the awards gala! Also - Twlight Parade this Saturday

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…

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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on September 9, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Leadership in Sustainability Awards - 2019 Winners

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…

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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on September 6, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Announcing the 2019 Sustainability Award Finalists!

Congratulations to all the individuals and organizations who are finalists for this year's awards. Winners will be announced in our next newsletter, published on September 4th!
 
  • Ruth Abbe
  • Smitty Ardrey,…
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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on August 23, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Cover Photo Contest - Your Photo Could Win!

Friends, once again we are inviting YOU to submit a photo that will grace…

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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on August 12, 2019 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Workshop THIS Thursday: Curious About Cannabis

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,…

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Added by Tyler Snortum-Phelps on June 18, 2019 at 7:01pm — No Comments

May 20 - World Bee Day

Today is World Bee Day. Appreciate and celebrate these hard working insects. Threatened by herbicides and other human blunders, we need them more than ever. More than 75% of the world's food crops depend on these and other pollinators, either wholly or in part, as do 90% of wild flowering plants. In the past 50 years, there's been a 300% increase in the volume of crops being produced that are dependent on pollination.

Please use only carefully vetted (ex: glyphosate and flupyradifurone… Continue

Added by Janette Drew on May 20, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

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