Regional Gleaning Resources

CropMobster Community Exchange, www.cropmobster.com, links communities and individuals in-need with local farmers, producers and food purveyors who need a hand or have excess food to sell or donate. Based in Sebastopol and currently focused on four Bay Area Counties - Sonoma, Marin, Alameda and San Francisco, listings include Deals, Donations, [...]

By | August 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Event: Waste Less Food Meet-Up, 5/14/14

Forty Percent of US Food Wasted! $165 Billion Annually; $2,275 Per Family. A 15% reduction in losses in the food supply could feed 25 million Americans annually. - NRDC 2012. Join us for the next Zero Waste Sonoma County (ZWSC) Waste Less Food  Meet-up,  Wednesday, May 14, 6-8pm at the [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Event: Waste Less Food Meet-Up

The first 2014 Zero Waste Sonoma County (ZWSC) meet-up will be held tomorrow eve, Wednesday, February 12 from 5:30-8:15pm at the Share Exchange in downtown Santa Rosa. All are welcome to attend but must register in advance. Sponsored by LITE Initiatives and the Share Exchange, the initial topic is Wasting [...]

By | February 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Reuse Spotlight: Shade Umbrella Covers

The 4-year old garden umbrella sits sadly in the corner with a tattered canopy. Not wanting to toss the perfectly functional wood frame, this morn I researched replacement covers or canopies. Avoiding the “we sell everything” sites, I found four that sell replacement canopies as well as storage covers, frames, [...]

By | December 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Bike Extravaganza, Saturday, July 13th, 10am-5pm

An All Day Event Of All Things Bicycle! West Santa Rosa. Meet professional racers;  Talk to bike builders;  See vintage bikes, race bikes, mountain bikes, electric assist bikes, recumbent bikes, art bikes... All ages welcome. Free to all. Community Bikes presents all aspects of bikes from racing bikes to art bikes [...]

By | July 9th, 2013|0 Comments

My Favorite Recycling Center: The Legacy

Whenever I am in south Sebastopol, I take few minutes to see what’s happening at The Legacy. A volunteer based arts and crafts reuse center in the Southpoint Shopping Center near McDonald's, they accept and resell fabric - by the pound!, as well as sewing notions, yarn, hobby supplies and books. [...]

By | December 7th, 2011|2 Comments

Disposable Reading Pleasures, Part I

Paper makes up 17.3% of California’s and 16.3% of Sonoma County’s discard stream. Much of it is single use reading materials - newspapers, magazines and books. We all take this mountain of short-term gratification for granted - but it doesn’t have to be so… mountainous. With a little effort we [...]

By | September 12th, 2011|0 Comments

Lions In Sight – Eyeglass Collection For Reuse And Recycling

Ever wonder what to do with a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses you no longer need? Reuse and recycling options are available via 17 Lions Club International programs in the US and at least 6 in other countries. The official Western US Lions Club International Recycling Center is located in Vallejo, CA.

By | May 5th, 2011|5 Comments

Eyeglass Reuse – Santa Rosa

First, ask your eye care provider if they take part in an eyeglass reuse and recycling program. If the answer is no, ask why. There is no reason why undamaged eyeglasses should end up in the trash! If need be, you can mail them to Lions In Sight, 1404 Lemon St, Vallejo, [...]

By | May 5th, 2011|0 Comments

Non-Toxic Refillable Whiteboard Markers

I just purchased a set of AusPen refillable whiteboard markers. The fact that I bought anything new is news - since that is such a rare occasion. But marker pens? Yes, I am quite tired of messing with old, almost dead markers and was delighted to find some that are [...]

By | April 14th, 2011|0 Comments