| |Judy Erlandson
Public Works Manager
3500 Robertson Park Road
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 960-4104 TDD Email Public Works Manager
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Holidays
Lawn to Garden Party in Livermore
Saturday, March 22, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
This Lawn to Garden Party will give you a chance to learn about lawn conversion and sheet mulching all while helping a Livermore resident convert their lawn into a garden in one day! Bay-Friendly educators along with Tyler Coen, a Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional, and Western Garden Nursery General Manager, will be on hand to guide participants as a lawn is turned into a garden using sheet mulch and Bay-Friendly plants.
A drawing for complimentary sheet mulch materials and other garden gifts will be held at the end the event. Tools and snacks will be provided.
To pre-register and for information on this event and learn about other FREE how-to garden talks go to www.stopwaste.org/gardening.
Agenda Packet for the Meeting of the Utility Coordination Ad Hoc Committee
- Utility Coordination Ad Hoc Committee Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
- Steering Committee Update Memo - Status Update on Utility Coordination Study
- Management Partners Report - Tri-Valley Utilities Result of Coordination Study, Phase 1
- Utility Coordination Ad Hoc Committee Meeting Powerpoint Presentation
- Supplemental Materials
Volunteer Models Needed
City of Livermore is seeking volunteers to be models in an upcoming photo shoot to promote recycling and composting in Livermore.
We are looking for a family with children, and a couple in their 50s or 60s, to demonstrate recycling and composting practices in their home.
To be eligible to participate you must be a resident of Livermore and reside in a single family home with a suitable kitchen counter area for indoor photos, and driveway/street area for outdoor photos (sorry, no apartment dwellers are needed at this time).
• Your name, address and best contact email or phone number
• A photo of your family and a list of family participants and their ages
• A photo of your kitchen
If chosen as a model you are committing to 2-3 hours of your time.
As a thank you the photographer will take a family portrait the same day as the shoot and we will reward each family with a $100 Livermore Downtown, Inc. gift card. Photo will be in digital format.
Please call the Recycling Helpline with questions, 925-960-8015.
Learn How to Become a Certified Zero Waste Business on March 17
U.S. Zero Waste Business Council is offering a course, to prepare participants for Zero Waste Business certifications and to institute sustainable business polices that reduce waste and save money, in partnership with Sierra College CACT and host Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA on March 17.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will offer a tour demonstrating how the company diverted 99.8 percent of its waste. The six-hour course will provide attendees with an overview of the USZWBC Zero Waste Business Scorecard certification system, outline the definition of Zero Waste and give corporate examples of Zero Waste policies and programs. Attendees will also receive the new USZWBC Zero Waste Business Handbook, developed in collaboration with Sierra College CACT.
The early bird fee is $199 by February 15 with additional discounts for USZWBC members.
Register at http://www.uszwbc.org/.
Register for the 2014 Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Registration for the Sunday, May 4, 2014 Bringing Back the Natives Gardent Tour is now open! The tour is a free, self-guided tour of more than 40 Alameda and Contra Costa County gardens featuring a variety of bird and butterfly friendly, pesticide-free, water conserving, low maintenance gardens that contain 60% or more native plants with garden talks scheduled throughout the day. For more information and registration go to www.bringingbackthenatives.net.
Free Workshop: Zero Waste & Be a Sustainable Citizen
Almost everyone knows about recycling and mostly everyone does it. That’s a good thing. Many of us know we can do more, want to do more, but are not sure how. Here is your opportunity to learn how to do more, be more sustainable, and take action to be part of the solution, right now, and right here in your community.
The City of Livermore is hosting a free workshop entitled “Zero Waste & Be a Sustainable Citizen.” The workshop takes you to the next level – beyond basic recycling – and arms you with information and simple, meaningful actions you can practice immediately so you become a “sustainable citizen.”
This fun, engaging class explains how we are all part of the solution to reducing energy and resource consumption. The workshop uses the “Sustainable in 10” principle – ten actions that cost no money, create savings and reduce your environmental footprint. The average “sustainable citizen” household can save over $550 per year, while simultaneously eliminating tons, literally, of carbon dioxide per year (CO2) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The instructor, Todd Sutton, an expert with over 20 years in the environmental field, has appeared on national television including Discovery and the History channels, has educated thousands on being sustainable. See a preview of the workshop here.
Please join us for this informative, entertaining, and informative class:
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10 am – noon
Livermore Civic Center Library Community Room A & B
1188 South Livermore Avenue
Space is limited so register today by email at Todd@wastesleuth.com or call 925-787-8913.
Live More, Save More - Sustainable Livermore
A sustainable community is a healthy, livable, resilient community where people and businesses thrive. The City of Livermore is committed to building a sustainable community that fulfills the social and economic needs of present and future residents while protecting the City's environment and natural resources. Please explore the City’s new website to find out what steps the City is taking to build a sustainable community, and what residents and businesses can do to help. Live More. Save More - Sustainable Livermore.
New "Livermore Recycles" Resource!
LivermoreRecycles.org is a user friendly resource developed through a partnership between the City of Livermore and Livermore Sanitation for residents and businesses to learn about Livermore's cutting edge waste reduction programs such as city-wide recycling and composting.
Members of the community can visit "Livermore Recycles" to learn 'what goes where' along with other helpful tips.
Bring Your Own Bag!
Beginning January 1, 2013, stores in Alameda County which sell packaged foods – including most grocery stores, minimarts, convenience stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies – will no longer provide customers with single-use plastic bags upon checkout. Bags made of recycled paper or reusable bags will be available for a minimum price of 10 cents per bag. Consumers may bring from home any type of bags they wish and are strongly encouraged to do so. Small plastics bags used to protect and transport produce, bulk food, or meat from within a store to the checkout or cash register will still be available free of charge.
Click here for the full Press Release. For more information, call StopWaste, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority at 510-891-6500 or go to www.ReusableBagsAC.org.
The City of Livermore has taken Styrofoam off the menu!
As of July 1, 2011, the City of Livermore's Ordinance banning Styrofoam® 'to-go' containers for foodservice businesses officially takes effect. By switching to recyclable and compostable take-out alternatives, Livermore's businesses will be reducing both litter and water pollution. The City applauds foodservice businesses that have already discontinued the use of Styrofoam. Wondering how you too can make the switch? Take a look at the information below, email us, or call 925-960-8015.