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When in Drought: Don't Remove Your Lawn, Sheet Mulch It!

California's new restrictions on water use include replacing 50 million square feet of lawns across the state with drought tolerant landscaping. Check out our tips on beating the drought in the garden, at home and at the table.

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Eight businesses were selected for their leadership in reducing waste and increasing efficiency.
The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board has a vacancy in the category of “a representative of an environmental organization with a significant membership active in recycling issues within Alameda County.” The appointee must live in Alameda County.
At its April 27 meeting, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority Board unanimously adopted a resolution that phases out the Agency’s Benchmark service and fee in June 2017, saving close to $1 million each year for garbage ratepayers in the county.
StopWaste is planning an expansion of the reusable bag ordinance to include all retail stores and restaurants.
StopWaste recently launched a new regional website, the Lawn-to-Garden Marketplace at www.lawntogarden.org. The Marketplace is a one-stop shop for home gardeners and landscape professionals to find the tools and resources to convert lawns sustainably with sheet mulch.