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Sustainability news in Napa County.

Jason DeRusha_Rev_1Napa County sustainability issues don't often make it to the five o'clock news, but that doesn't mean important things don't happen here. Check back often to stay informed about what's happening in your own backyard.

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"Include the Food" Composting Program

Food scraps typically make up over 26 percent of what households throw away, but now Napa city and county residents can put their food scraps in their brown compost cart along with yard waste.

American Canyon City Council Bans New Front Lawns

As cities and counties across the state are scrambling to comply with Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandatory statewide water use reduction of 25 percent, the American Canyon City Council adopted a new ordinance banning front lawns on new homes. The Water Efficient Landscaping Ordinance requires all new developments to use drought-resistant plants in the front of homes instead of grass or natural turf. The ordinance, developed and endorsed by the American Canyon Planning Commission, does not apply to existing homes, nor does it prevent lawns in backyards.

Food Waste to Fuel with New Napa Renewable Resources Project

The City of Napa and Napa Recycling and Waste Services are working together to update operations at the Napa Materials Diversion Facility and transform it into the Napa Renewable Resources Project.

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SNC Events and News

SNC featured on Comcast "Newsmakers"
Want to know more about Sustainable Napa County, how the organization got started, and what we are up to now? Watch ... More >
Energy savings pay off for school district
How is the Napa Valley School District saving nearly $300,000 a year?  Through energy efficiency of course! ... More >

Other Events and News

Gasser Goes Green: Conservation features and so...
Feb 21, 2009 Gasser Goes Green Conservation features and solar panels installed By KEVIN COURTNEY Register Staff Write... More >
Napa City Council makes history
Adopts city’s first mandatory high performance building ordinance On December 2, 2008 the Napa City Council... More >

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