Alison Clary
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Filtering Out Bad Air Days

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Started Sep 27

The Benefits of Houseplants: Myths, Mood, and More......

While we stay in place, work from home, and attend school online during…Continue

Started Jun 27

Reducing Your Pet's Carbon Paw Print

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Started May 23

 

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Filtering Out Bad Air Days

                                                                                                                           Photo by Leroy Tan on UnsplashAs the coronavirus, wildfires, and dramatic heat waves continue to jeopardize public health, what can we do at home to limit the impact of poor air quality while giving a nod to sustainability?The Importance of…See More
Sep 27
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Clean and Green: Sustainable Hygiene!

As we continue to attend school or work from home, many of us are nesting in place and going on house and yard improvement jags that include more earth-friendly actions (especially during the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge!). But what about…See More
Aug 29
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The Benefits of Houseplants: Myths, Mood, and More......

While we stay in place, work from home, and attend school online during COVID-19, houseplant sales are skyrocketing. During our confinement, plants seem to provide some serious “green therapy.” Indoor plants are appealing to the eye and  provide some wonderful health benefits as well.Can Houseplants Be Sustainable?As with all behaviors and habits, keeping your lifestyle…See More
Jun 27
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Reducing Your Pet's Carbon Paw Print

                                                                                                              During the Stay in Place, pet adoptions (mostly virtual) have reached an all-time high, bringing much relief to overcrowded shelters. By taking an “adopt don’t shop” stance and bringing home an animal already in existence, you are being sustainable from the…See More
May 23
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Can Clean Be Nature's New Normal?

                                                                                                                Photo by Pascal Debrunner on …See More
May 3
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Action of the Month: Grow, Eat, Treat With Oregano!

Herb lovers around the world appreciate the medicinal and culinary uses of many herbs. In California, we lean towards growing native, drought-tolerant varieties. We may also look for pollinator friendly plants that host beneficial insects while deterring pests. During the current coronavirus crisis, we may search out herbal teas that calm like lavender and chamomile. Different herbs work best in fresh, dried, or essential oil form. Let’s examine an exemplary herb that does all the above –…See More
Mar 26
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Like a Good Neighbor: Companion Planting

In a natural ecosystem, plants will grow near or next to each other because they are compatible. Plants co-exist in harmony by attracting pollinators and beneficial insects, repelling harmful pests and toxins, giving shelter and shade, or maybe even providing physical support. You can mimic these symbiotic plant relationships in your home garden. Learning which plants flourish side by side maximizes space, helps you garden more efficiently, and increases harvest yields.To learn more about…See More
Mar 1
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To Bee or Not To Bee

Bees are fascinating creatures. Even if you’re not a fan of honey, you can appreciate the bee’s complex social structure, physiology, and behavior. Did you know that venom from bee stings might have some benefits -- like reducing rheumatoid arthritis pain? Or that bees can recognize human faces? For more amazing trivia that is the bees knees, CLICK ON THIS.…See More
Feb 2
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Dec 18, 2019
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20 for 2020: Twenty Sustainable Workshops for the New Year!

The SCOCO team is in the midst of planning a whole new year’s worth of sustainable workshops. These are not 100% confirmed so you’ll need to check the website again soon (look under Events), but we couldn’t resist giving you a preview of what’s to come! This is a wonderful time to make some resolutions for an informative, entertaining, and green year ahead. All workshops…See More
Nov 27, 2019
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Party for the Planet

The holidays are a great time to entertain friends and family at home. There’s nothing like fancy cocktails, extra special treats, and beautiful decorations in your own digs to celebrate the season. But excess bounty often creates an unprecedented amount of waste from wrappings, cans, bottles, paper products, and leftover food, and this adds up to a not so green time of…See More
Sep 29, 2019
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Harvest Festival at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center

October 19, 2019 from 10am to 3pm
Free, family event with pumpkin painting, rope-making, food and more! Storytime with PH Librarian. Local vendors present harvest related activities and information on their organizations. See More
Sep 25, 2019
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Harvest Festival at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center

October 19, 2019 from 10am to 3pm
Free, family event with pumpkin painting, rope-making, food and more! Storytime with PH Librarian. Local vendors present harvest related activities and information on their organizations. See More
Sep 6, 2019
Alison Clary posted a discussion

Growing and Preserving Herbs

Summer is transitioning into fall, and thanks to our temperate climate, herbs in your garden may still be going (and growing) strong. This is an excellent time of year to deepen your scope of knowledge, whether you are a novice on herbs and just getting started, want to know more about using herbs medicinally, or want to attract more pollinators. It's also time to think about preserving those herbs so you can enjoy them well into winter!On September 26, in partnership with Rodgers Ranch…See More
Sep 3, 2019
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Marijuana On Main Street

Health-conscious individuals are always on the lookout for non-pharmaceutical alternatives to heal what ails them. There are countless dietary supplements on the market such as turmeric, bone broth, and probiotics, but one remedy that’s really in the spotlight these days is medicinal marijuana. CBD oil is touted as a miracle topical analgesic and anti-inflammatory for arthritis, muscle aches, eczema, sunburn, and even insect bites. But there is controversy about what cannabis can do both…See More
Jun 2, 2019
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Spring Cleaning: Make it A Green Clean!

As we go into high gear with spring cleaning, it’s good to take stock of the products we use and determine if they could be endangering our bodies or the environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, air inside homes can be more polluted than air outdoors! Thousands of ingredients in common household products, including detergents, deodorizers,…See More
Apr 28, 2019

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