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Stash Organic Trash

Stash Organic Trash

Sacramento -- A free Backyard Composting seminar Saturday morning, April 13, explains how to stash organic trash into backyard compost bins and keep it out of landfills.

Camellia Park Commnity Garden at 6650 Cougar Drive in South Sacramento is the place to be for the two early morning seminars at 8 and 9 a.m. to learn about composting organic trash into nutrient-rich soil perfect for enriching gardens.

Save a landfill -- create compost for fun and excitement.

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Sacramento -- Saturday, March 9th kicks off the first 2013 Backyard Composting Seminars at Southside Community Garden, 5th & W Streets in downtown Sacramento.  Session 1 is from 8-9 a.m. and Session 2 from 9-10 a.m. 

April 13th is the next session at Camellia Park Community Center, 6650 Cougar Drive in the South Sacramento area.  Session times are the same each week.  Please view flyer for future dates and locations.

Registration is FREE.  Although not required, please RSVP at http://Facebook.com/SacRecycle to help with staff planning.  Fed up with Facebook?  Please call 916-264-5011 or 311 for more information, or log onto http://sacrecycle.org for all kinds of useful stuff.

Tree Pruning Clinic

Tree Pruning Clinic

Learn how to help your trees develop good structure and form.  A variety of pruning tools will be presented and discussed. There will be a walkabout on library grounds to look at tree structure and pruning. The tree pruning clinic is presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation in partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The clinics are free, but please register at www.sactree.com/events.

Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:00 to 12:30

Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, Ca 95624

2013 Greenprint Summit

2013 Greenprint Summit

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a special day of learning, networking, and collaboration on designing, building, and maintaining healthy communities in the Sacramento region. This year’s Greenprint Summit will focus on demonstrating the connection between public health and the urban forest. The Summit provides a forum for sharing current research findings, learning about current regional projects, and exploring new innovative partnerships.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Lawrence Frank, President of Urban Design 4 Health, Seattle
  • Dr. Desirée Backman, Chief Prevention Officer Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System and California Department of Health Care Services
  • Dr. Sam Soret, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health and Geoinformatics Sciences, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
  • Dr.

Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2012

 Contact: Jessica Hess
Media and Communication Specialist
City of Sacramento Department of Utilities
916-808-8260
JHess@cityofsacramento.org

 

Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

Remember to properly dispose of all fats, oils and grease after the big holiday meal
 

Sacramento, CA - Sewer blockages and backups increase by up to 50 percent during the holidays. Leftover food put down kitchen sinks and garbage disposals contributes to increased sewer clogs. People can avoid potentially messy problems and holiday havoc by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease.

When poured down the sink, fats, oils and grease accumulate in sewer pipes restricting flow and ultimately causing blockages and backups in homes and neighborhoods.

Elk Grove Tornado Clean Up Effort Update

Elk Grove Tornado Clean Up Effort Update

Elk Grove, CA – A small tornado touched down in southeast Elk Grove yesterday afternoon at approximately 4:50 p.m. in the Clarke Farms area, damaging more than 50 homes, several vehicles, and at least one commercial building. 

As of this morning, there are no known injuries and the roadways are clear for vehicle traffic.  There is substantial damage to buildings, trees and other vegetation in the immediate area. 

The City of Elk Grove Public Works Department and Building Departments are on site supporting initial clean-up and damage assessment efforts. 

The City of Elk Grove will provide multiple dumpsters to the affected areas so residents have a method to remove debris.  Locations include:

Solar sunflower blooms at Harriet Eddy Middle School

Solar sunflower blooms at Harriet Eddy Middle School

Solar technology education is in full bloom at Harriet Eddy Middle School!

Harriet Eddy Middle School students and staff will celebrate the arrival of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Solar Sunflower on campus with a press conference and dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in the quad. 

The placement of the Solar Sunflower at Harriet Eddy Middle School has a strategic benefit to the highly successful Green Energy Technology Academy (GETA) at Laguna Creek High School. The early exposure of Harriet Eddy Middle School students to the application of solar energy supports students looking at green energy careers and creates a 7-12 pathway for students to look at academies which focus on green energy technology.