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Monthly Newsletter Monthly Newsletter Newsletter for October Change this to the new title of the page. Add your new content by clicking the different elements. 

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Cleaning Up the World One Action at a Time

Monthly Newsletter Monthly Newsletter Newsletter for September Cleaning Up the World One Action at a Time Held in September, Clean Up the World (CUW) weekend is one of the world’s largest community-based environmental events in the world.  CUW is part of Clean Up Australia’s commitment to “inspire and empower communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.“  It’s estimated that 35 million people across the globe take part in this weekend, carrying out activities to

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Reducing Global Temperatures Through Sustainability

Monthly Newsletter Monthly Newsletter Newsletter for August Reducing Global Temperatures Through Sustainability As Earth continues to regularly experience record-breaking temperatures, the importance of taking steps to reduce global temperatures is at the forefront of many people’s minds.  Sustainable building practices are one way the rise in global temperatures can be combated, and the risk of harmful man-made situations—such as urban heat islands—can be reduced. What is an Urban Heat Island? An urban heat island occurs in cities when the natural landscape is replaced by pavement, buildings, and other surfaces that absorb and retain heat.  As a result, the materials create a hotter environment than rural areas.  Temperatures can range from one to three degrees hotter

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McClellan Ranch: Preserving Nature and History

McClellan Ranch Beautiful Pathways Located in the Monta Vista neighborhood of Cupertino, the McClellan Ranch Preserve is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Once the site of a horse ranch owned by the McClellan family in the 1930s and 1940s, the 18-acre natural preserve is now home to the local 4-H Club, the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, and a large community garden. The property features the original ranch house, a working milk barn and livestock barn, and two transplanted buildings: a replica blacksmith shop and a water tower. It also features an Environmental Education Center opened in 2015. Visitors to the preserve

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A Perfect Pathway in Five Easy Steps

Monthly Newsletter Monthly Newsletter Newsletter for June Reducing Global Temperatures Through Sustainability When creating a landscape design that includes pathways to help pedestrians move from point A to point B, five key questions need to be answered: Is it functional? Is it accessible? Is it durable? Does it address environmental concerns? Is it aesthetically pleasing? Examples of pathways paved with GraniteCrete. Accessibility The pathway should be accessible to people who use assistive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, et cetera. The paving material should be stable enough to support these devices without the worry of becoming mired in loose or displaced gravel, and must provide enough traction to prevent slippage. Functionality Both the level of

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