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August In Review

We hosted two lovely events in August that focused on landfill reduction, allowed the community to learn and share knowledge, and brought people together to focus on creating a more sustainable civilization. 8/16 – Backyard Composting Workshop with Joan Irwin, Master Gardener: Did you know that Compostable organics make up 30% of California’s overall waste […]

Bicycle Decorating Contest for $100 Good Earth Gift Package

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This year, we’re having a Best Decorated Bicycle contest during Streets for People. Get inspired, get crafty, get on out to the streets! There are three categories of competition: CATEGORY 1: CARGO BIKE CATEGORY 2: CRUISER BIKE CATEGORY 3: KID’S BIKE The rules are simple: 1. Bring your decorated bicycle to the parking lot by […]

Free Sharps and Medical Waste Disposal

The County of Marin is sponsoring free disposal of sharps and medical waste at many locations. Safe disposal of medical waste reduces harmful chemicals in our water systems and soil, reduces the risk of accidental use, especially by children, and is a great way to keep your medicine cabinet safe and clutter-free. For the most […]

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) – A Step on the Path to Zero Waste

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What is Extended Producer Responsibility? The move towards zero waste is not just about responsible waste management, it’s also about sustainable consumer practices and sustainable retailer and manufacturing processes. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) requires manufacturers to minimize the environmental impact of their products at each stage of the product’s lifecycle. This includes taking responsibility for […]

All Natural Scrubbing Cleanser

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There’s no need to buy harsh toxic cleansers to have sparkling clean porcelain, stainless steel, ceramics (mugs, dishes, knobs and basins), grout and counters. Use the simple recipe below for an all-natural scrubbing cleanser: Mix wet ingredients first, then add baking soda slowly until it makes stiff peaks. If needed, add water to make the […]

Announcing the Third Annual Streets for People

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When: Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:00am-4:00pm Where: Bolinas between Broadway & Elsie Lane, Fairfax The Third Annual “Fairfax Streets for People” is taking place on Sunday, August 31. Join us for a fun and relaxing Sunday afternoon on Bolinas Road in downtown Fairfax without cars! The blocks on Bolinas Road between Broadway and Elsie Lane […]

The Sustainable Garden is Flourishing

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The Sustainable volunteer crew was out this weekend putting the final touches on the paths and installing the first round of plants at the Sustainable Garden at the Women’s Club Building (46 Park Road). Thanks to all the volunteers who turned out, and special thanks to Christian Douglas of The Backyard Farm Company for all […]