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News Flash!!!


Sunday, September 14, 11am-2:30pm, Lake Temescal, Landvale Picnic Area, 6500 Broadway, North Oakland. Join us for a day in the sun with food, games & fun. Family, friends and dogs are welcome.

Free activities include delicious BBQ, Meditation, Bocce Ball, Croquet, Frisbee, Cornhole, Hiking & more!

NCRA will provide all food & drink – for members, Zero Waste Youth Convergence list members and folks under 19. $5.00 donation requested from non-members, adult family members and friends. No one is turned away from lack of funds. Need a ride? NCRA can help! Let us know when you RSVP. Please RSVP by Sunday, 9/7/14 to We look forward to seeing you there!

The First Ever Zero Food Waste Forum! Click here to learn more.

NCRA is now active on Twitter @NCRARecycles & Instagram: ncrarecycles. Join the conversation for Zero Waste!

Board Meetings



Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) will host the Thursday, September 18 board meeting at its
offices on 21040 Marshall Street which is .7 mile from Castro Valley BART. The
meeting will begin at 5:00pm with the award winning documentary Clean
Bin Project
 which lasts for 75 minutes followed by the board meeting at 7pm. Clean Bin is a fun journey through the lives of Jen and Grant
as they aim for Zero Waste. It is the first documentary by Jen Rustemeyer and
Grant Baldwin, filmmakers of the food waste documentary Just Eat It, which will
be featured at the Zero Food Waste Forum on October 16th. 

If you plan to join us for the film and/or dinner, please RSVP by September 11 with
“NCRA September 18” in the subject line. Members are free; Non-members who take
part in the dinner will be asked to pay a donation of up to $7 for the food. Carpooling is encouraged. The best
bet is to arrange for someone to pick you up at BART. If you need help with
transportation, include a note with your RSVP. Directions from Oakland I- 580  Directions from Castro Valley BART

The NCRA Board meets the third Thursday of the month - except in August and December.

Who is NCRA?

Committees 2014

Activities: Faustina Mututa, Chair and Jenny Cutter 

Communications Committee: Portia Sinnott, Chair, Tomer Shapira and all of you.

Membership and Engagement: Jessica Connolly and Tomer Shapira, Co-Chairs

Zero Waste Advocacy: Arthur Boone, Chair; John Moore, David Tam and Doug Brooms

Zero Waste Youth Convergence: Jessica Connolly and Emmanuel Nava, Co-Chairs

NCRA Donations

NCRA supports many important organizations and projects in our industry. Below, you will find some of the organizations and projects your membership dollars have supported over the last few years:

The Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition
Californians Against Waste
Container Recycling Institute
Cool 2012
Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance
Grassroots Recycling Network
Recycle Woman
The Story of Stuff
Zero Waste Brain Trust
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