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Posted inSchools

Berkeley school recycling gets back on track

Students at John Muir Elementary sort for composting and recycling. Photo: Green Schools Initiative Berkeley schools are making a renewed commitment to recycling and composting after efforts slacked off over the past five years. This year, a local non-profit, Green Schools Initiative, has worked with eight Berkeley schools, revitalizing recycling and composting programs. Green Schools […]

Posted inEvents

Help Berkeley schools: Perform an energy upgrade

Stopwaste.org will hold a workshop Oct. 4 on improving your home’s energy. Photo: Shutterstock.com/ecological house In an effort to reduce energy consumption, Energy Upgrade California is sponsoring a contest that lets local schools win $250 for every household that completes an energy upgrade. Last year, Alameda County schools raised $18,000 through “Energize for the Prize,” […]

Posted inCity

Alameda County bans use of some plastic bags

Alameda County has acted on plastic bags. Photo: Polandeze/Creative Commons. The Alameda County Waste Authority voted Wednesday to ban the use of plastic bags at pharmacies and grocery stores county-wide, starting in 2013. The authority, which also goes by the name Stopwaste.org, also voted to require businesses and multi-family dwellings to recycle all “high-market value […]