Wednesday January 28, 2015
Is it possible to live completely waste free? That was the question posed by filmmakers Jen and Grant. They set up a competition to see who could produce the least garbage over the course of a year, and that's the basis for "The Clean Bin Project" - an engaging, award-winning film examining the environmental impacts of waste. A showing of this film will be presented by The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.at the Napa Valley College Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 with kids 12 and under free. Get tickets at http://EarthDayNapa.com/Clean Bin Project.html. Proceeds benefit the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County’s (EECNC) Scholarship Fund. To learn more about the EECNC visit www.NapaEnvironmentalEd.org. For more information, contact Stephanie Turnipseed at (707)258-7864.
Tuesday January 27, 2015
Learn how to turn yardwaste and kitchen scraps into wonderfully rich compost to use as a soil amendment or mulch in your garden. Discover the basics of backyard composting, worm composting and grasscycling. Become familiar with tools, techniques, and types of composting bins. All this knowledge on home composting can be gained at upcoming, free Home Composting Workshops that will be held from March through September at locations in the City of Napa, American Canyon, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Interested persons see complete details and register now at www.cityofnapa.org/compost. Napa County residents attending the workshop will have the opportunity to purchase a backyard composting bin for $20, a significant discount from the retail prices of between $95 and $130), or choose to receive a $30 rebate toward the purchase of a worm composting, bin, mulching lawnmower, or lawnmower retrofit.
UPDATED Thursday September 11, 2014
UPDATED Monday September 29, 2014
Information on the Solano Square at Justin Siena project can be viewed by following this link. The documents available include the Project Plans and the Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting. The Scoping Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Napa City Council Chambers, 955 School Street. At this meeting, public agencies, organizations, and members of the public will be able to review the proposed projects and provide comments on the scope of the environmental review process.
Wednesday August 6, 2014
With California experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record, the State Water Board has adopted emergency regulations which target outdoor water use. Four specific wasteful uses of potable water are now prohibited statewide:
• Using water to wash any driveway or sidewalk
• Using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is equipped with a shutoff nozzle
• Overwatering lawns and landscapes such that excessive runoff flows onto adjacent property, walkways, roadways, or parking lots
• Using water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated