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Mar 15 2012

Public Bus with Mobile Green Roof!

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Bus Roots: Public Bus Doubles as Mobile Green Roof  by Kimberley Mok Image: Marco Castro Cosio Here’s some food for thought: what would you get if you combined the benefits of public transportation with that of a green roof? Well, you might end up with Bus Roots, a mobile, people-transporting green roof that could potentially […]

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Mar 13 2012

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest!

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By Clare Leschin-Hoar Forget meadows. The city’s new park will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking. Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different […]

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Oct 05 2011

Habitat Gardens in the Good Times!

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Yards of Tomorrow Grass lawns are so 20th Century. Take a look at these ecological alternatives. “I’m not 100 percent against lawns,” says Brett Graf, owner of Habitat Gardens, an ecological landscape design company in Santa Cruz. “If a lawn is really getting used a lot, then great.” But on the other hand, he adds, […]

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Mar 03 2011

Ocean Friendly Gardens by Surf Rider Foundation

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Ocean Friendly Gardens Yard Sign Criteria An Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG) is a garden that applies CPR – Conservation, Permeability, and Retention – to revive the health of our watersheds and oceans. Conserving the use of water, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides reduces the amount of pollutants and water running off a landscape and dramatically helps […]

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Oct 12 2010

Get Ready For GreenFestival!

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Click on this link, or read below: http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=b799341cbd24da4a90652f80d&id=06465e04ae&e=f1ed890de6 Announcing Green Festival’s New Blogs We are excited to invite you to take an insider look at behind-the-scenes action in each city with our new Green Festival Blogs. This year’s Green Festival theme is ‘Engagement,’ with exciting new ways to shop green, be inspired, get engaged and […]

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Oct 07 2010

Green Building Class through Cabrillo College Extension 10/23 9am to noon in SC

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If you or someone you know wants to learn more about how to do a green remodel or build their dream, green home, this 3-hour Green Building Class through Cabrillo College Extension is perfect. Offered by Karsten Mueller, Ph.D., LEED AP, CGBP Saturday 10/23 9am-noon At a Beautiful Green Home in Santa Cruz (2250 Ocean […]

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Oct 07 2010

Announcements–Community Events

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Food Working Group Meeting Tuesday, October 12th 7:00-8:30pm (second Tuesday) El Rio Mobile Home Park Community Room (directions below) Looking for something to do to support the 10/10 action day this Sunday? Come help “break ground” at  Gnomestead Farm–see below. And again, if you haven’t attended our monthly meeting for a while (or ever), you’re […]

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Sep 22 2010

CLICK HERE to see The Newest Truck in our Fleet!

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Sep 08 2010

Saturday, September 11, 9am Volunteer Work Day for Capitola Water Wise Garden Project

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Hello friends, In 2008, Ecology Action was asked to be the non-profit sponsor of a water-wise garden project at the corner of Wharf Rd. and Capitola Road, adjacent to the Shadowbrook Restaurant parking lot in Capitola. The garden contains almost an acre of California native plants and water-wise landscaping features, installed by many hours of […]

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Sep 08 2010

PILKINGTON CREEK CLEANUP & HABITAT RESTORATION

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COME JOIN US SATURDAY.  Please PASS THIS ON TO FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS!! PILKINGTON CREEK CLEANUP & HABITAT RESTORATION WHEN:  September 11, October 2 & 23, 10am to 1 pm. Please join us for one or more of these dates! WHERE: Meet near the whale sculpture outside the Museum of Natural History (located at 1305 E. […]

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