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Green Zone: Green Living Ideas

Learn how to practice the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - to "green" your home, your yard, your life!

Green Your Ride

Resources to explore your options

Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bike for Transportation
[electronic resource] by Elly Blue

  Paper, paper, everywhere

Drowning in paper? Check out these ideas to reduce the amount of paper coming into your home.

Green Events

Sustainable Contra Costa is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and inspiration to create and maintain sustainable communities.

  • Check out their calendar of Upcoming Events to learn more about a variety of "green" topics

Green Living Resources

Shop Green in Contra Costa County. Use this list of certified Green businesses and look for the Bay Area Green Business Program logo at participating businesses. Learn more about how to Green your Business.

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Find more great ideas for eco-friendly living:

Green for All Ages

Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?

To live in your back yard, of course! Learn more about this rewarding pastime...

Spring Cleaning? Go Green!

What's for Dinner?

Discover the benefits of "eating local." These helpful resources will get you started.

Eating local : the cookbook inspired by America's farmers