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Flower above: Guaiacum coulteri, photo credit: Janet Rademacher

Events:

Monday, June 27th
Graywater Rebate Tools and Techniques to Succeed
This brief workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Renee Gimelli at (408) 808-3073 or renee.gimelli@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx

Tuesday, June 28th
Graywater Rebate Tools and Techniques to Succeed
This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Shirley Tanase at (408) 808 -3077 or shirley.tanase@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx

Wednesday, June 29th
Graywater Rebate Tools and Techniques to Succeed
This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Randall Studstill at randall.studstill@sjlibrary.org

Saturday, July 9th
Compost Basics
Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scraps and yard trimmings) at home. As the drought worsens and the climate warms, home-based waste management has never been more relevant. With wide reaching applications, backyard composting cuts your contribution to landfills, conserves water, and builds healthy all-natural soils that store carbon. At this workshop you will learn to build, manage and utilize a home compost pile. Please join us for an exciting journey into the world of rot, exploring why something that so many are repulsed by might in fact be the way we save the planet.

Funding Agencies

Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program

Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County


Participating Agencies

City of Cupertino

City of Los Altos

Town of Los Altos Hills

City of Milpitas

City of Mountain View

City of Palo Alto

City of San Jose

City of Santa Clara

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara Valley Water District

City of Sunnyvale

West Valley Communities (Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga)

Date:

2016-07-09


Hours:

10:00 a.m. to Noon


Location:

Murphy Park Building, 250 N. Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale


Cost:

FREE


Description:

Come learn about the importance of managing your organic waste (food scraps and yard trimmings) at home. As the drought worsens and the climate warms, home-based waste management has never been more relevant. With wide reaching applications, backyard composting cuts your contribution to landfills, conserves water, and builds healthy all-natural soils that store carbon. At this workshop you will learn to build, manage and utilize a home compost pile. Please join us for an exciting journey into the world of rot, exploring why something that so many are repulsed by might in fact be the way we save the planet.


Phone:

(408) 918-4640


Event Sponsor:

Compost Education Program


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Date:

2016-06-27


Hours:

6 to 7:00 pm


Location:

Educational Park Branch Library, 1772 Educational Park Dr. San José, CA 95133


Cost:

Free


Description:

This brief workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Renee Gimelli at (408) 808-3073 or renee.gimelli@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 808-3073 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-28


Hours:

6 to 7:00 pm


Location:

Bascom Branch Library, 1000 S Bascom Ave. San José, CA 95128


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Shirley Tanase at (408) 808 -3077 or shirley.tanase@sjlibrary.org. Review rebate information at http://www.valleywater.org/GraywaterRebate.aspx


Phone:

(408) 808 -3077 or (408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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Date:

2016-06-29


Hours:

6 to 7:00 pm


Location:

Village Square Branch Library, 4001 Evergreen Village Square, San Jose, CA 95135


Cost:

Free


Description:

This workshop will provide community members an opportunity to speak directly with District staff to learn how to participate in our graywater rebate program, and to learn how to implement successful laundry-to-landscape graywater techniques within their own homes and yards. For more information, contact Randall Studstill at randall.studstill@sjlibrary.org


Phone:

(408) 630-2684


Event Sponsor:

Santa Clara Valley Water District


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