It’s Easy Being Green – In Your
There are lots of ways you can make a difference for climate
protection in our community, just by taking small actions
right in your home. Here are some ways for you to be part
of the community solution to climate change.
Recycle, Compost and Garbage service is provided by Recology - you'll reduce your garbage, because it's easier than ever to recycle, and you can also compost food matter and yard waste. More information on this service is available at www.RethinkWaste.org.
Green@Home - Redwood City and non-profit Acterra
have teamed-up to provide a great way for households to
make climate-friendly choices. With the help of trained
volunteers, the Green@Home program offers home energy
FREE! You'll gain a great set of recommendations for how
to improve your household's energy efficiency.
City Water Conservation - What can you do to save water, and money? Redwood
City’s renowned Water
Conservation Program offers
a great variety of free water-saving tools and programs.
And be sure to log on and get your water allocation budget,
to ensure your previous conservation efforts are recognized
in the event of water rationing.
City’s Make Your Gallons Count Challenge is
a great way to make a commitment to save water. If every
our community pledges to use just 10 gallons less water
per day, we will achieve incredible water savings. Many
of you are already doing a lot to save water, from installing
high efficiency toilets to monitoring and adjusting your
sprinkler system, and from fixing leaking faucets to
installing low water-use landscaping, and more. Take
Your Gallons Count Challenge today and you’ll
save even more!
Use Reduction - There are many tips and ideas to save energy
in your home on
the web. Pick and choose the tools that are right for
you - take a look at EnergySavers from the US
Department of Energy; ClimateSmart
from PG&E; the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change Page; or the Peninsula
Cool Campaign which includes a great "carbon calculator
you can use to help plan your home energy reduction.
Verde Talk is
a monthly educational and networking series on energy
conservation and green building topics, held at the Redwood
City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1017
to contractors, is welcome to join in for light refreshments,
relaxed conversations, and short presentations on how
to build and maintain quality, high-performance, safe
and healthy homes.
The series is
held from 6:00-7:30pm once each month. Click here for
Use a Certified Green Gardener to save water and maximize sustainable landscaping practices. The Bay Area Green Gardener Program educates and certifies residential landscapers in resource efficient and pollution prevention landscape practices. Certified Green Gardeners utilize practical, sustainable landscaping skills to reduce water use, to select the most appropriate plants including California natives, to build nutrient-rich soils by promoting plant's natural cycles, and to prune selectively and properly to compliment the natural form and needs of the plant. They are also trained in integrated pest management and the use of alternatives to pesticides and herbicides. Read more about
the Certified Green Gardener program, and see a list
of Certified Green Gardeners.
Community Gardening - Community Gardens provide
families and neighborhoods with fresh, local, organic
foods - and help build community! Get general information about how you and your neighbors can
by starting a community garden - or visit our specialized Community Gardens page.