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Rebate offered for buyiing new lawn mowers

San Joaquin County residents can get back up to $250 if they trade in their gas-powered mower for a new electric model.The Clean Green Yard Machines Rebate Program helps clean the Valley's air by offering incentives for residents to retire their old gas lawn mowers in favor of nonpolluting, cordless electric lawn mowers.Valley residents can receive up to $250 as a rebate for the purchase of an eligible new cordless electric mower from approved providers. To be eligible for a rebate, electric mowers must be purchased on or after the program launch date of June 4, 2013. Purchases made prior to June 4 are ineligible.Rebates will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are exhausted. For questions regarding the program and its requirements, please contact staff at 559-230-5800.

 

FREE Electronic Waste Disposal Delta College on Sat. June 8

FREE Electronic Waste Disposal Delta College on Sat. June 8

The FREE Electronic Waste Disposal at Delta College will take palce on Sat. June 8 from 9AM - 1PM in the Shima 2 Parking Lot. Clean out your garage and bring everything you have! To find out more information on the items accepted, please call (209) 234-7994 or visit http://onsiteelectronicsrecycling.com/

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties poses potential health concern

Local air pollution officials are issuing a health cautionary statement effective through Wednesday night, May 22, 2013, because of blowing dust resulting from gusty winds. The health caution is in effect for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties.

Winds may produce areas of localized dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10). Exposure to particulate pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

REXPO IX in Stockton Wows

REXPO  IX in Stockton Wows

REXPO IX WOWS

 

San Joaquin County FREE SMOG REPAIRS PROGRAM around the corner

San Joaquin County FREE SMOG REPAIRS PROGRAM around the corner

Tune In Tune Up, is a car clean up event and car care clinic with FREE vehicle emissions related repairs and Free Emissions Screenings. Valley Clean Air Now (Valley CAN), San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Tune In Tune Up´s (TI TU) main objective is to maximize emissions reductions.

Opportunity-This event, provides San Joaquin Valley drivers who have owned their car for at least six months, a free vehicle emissions test. If the vehicle does not pass the test but can be repaired, the driver will receive a voucher for up to $500 in emission related repairs at a participating STAR smog check station.

City Annual Water System Flushing Will Occur in February and March

City Annual Water System Flushing Will Occur in February and March

 

The City of Stockton Municipal Utilities Department will conduct annual flushing of the City’s water systems, February 18, 2013 through mid-March.

Water distribution systems require regular flushing to remove sand and mineral deposits that accumulate in the pipelines over time.  During the course of flushing, customers may experience slight discoloration of water if a faucet is turned on during or shortly after the pipelines are flushed.  If this occurs, customers are asked to turn on a faucet outside the house, using the faucet that is closest to the water meter, for a few minutes until the water clears.

Pacific in running for country’s most environmentally conscious university

Pacific in running for country’s most environmentally conscious university

The University of the Pacific this week was named one of the “Sustainable 16” for its “excellence in environmental academics and sustainability practices.”

Pacific and the other 15 colleges and universities now are in contention to be named “National Champion” in the second annual Environmental March Madness Tournament, sponsored by Enviance Inc., in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics.

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