Contra Costa Air Quality

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Earth Day? If you’ve got a bike and live in Martinez, ride over to the John Muir National Historic Site on Saturday for the Birthday-Earth Day Celebration! Why ride your bike? Not only would John Muir – “The Father of our National Parks” – applaud you for keeping our air clean by using pollution-free transportation, but the Bay Area BikeMobile will also be at the event doing free bicycle repairs & giving maintenance tips from 10am until 2pm!... Read the rest
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening now through Sunday the 23rd. If you see a  next to an event listing, it means 511 Contra Costa staff will have a table at the event. Say hello, pick up some 511CC swag & get info on bonuses for trying an alternative (and environmentally friendly) commute. Click any link below for additional information Earth Day Events Thursday, April 20 Pleasant Hill  : Diablo Valley College Earth Day – Blend your own smoothie on 511CC’s blender bikes, learn about recycling, sample free vegetarian fare & enjoy live music!... Read the rest
Earth Day is a chance to consider changes we can make to reduce our burden on the planet. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day, try this: pick a day this month and change up your commute and rideshare, walk, bike or take transit to work! Here’s how switching from driving alone to work – even one day a week – benefits both you and the planet: Good for the Environment: According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), taking public transportation is one of the most significant actions a household can take to reduce their carbon emissions.... Read the rest
Earth Day is Friday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening now through Sunday the 24th. If you see a  next to an event listing, it means 511 Contra Costa staff will have a table at the event. Say hello, pick up some 511CC swag & get info on bonuses for trying an alternative (and environmentally friendly) commute. Earth Day Events Wednesday, April 20  Pleasant Hill: Diablo Valley College Earth Day – 321 Golf Club Rd, 10:30am-12:30pm Saturday, April 23 Martinez:  John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration – John Muir National Historic Site, 10am-4pm Antioch: Keep Antioch Beautiful Day: Citywide cleanup, 8:30am-11am Danville: Danville Earth Day Celebration, Danville Library, 11am-2pm Richmond: Earth Day on the Richmond Greenway – Richmond Greenway Revitalization, 9am-1:30pm Sunday, April 24 Lafayette: Lafayette Earth Day Festival, Lafayette Library, 11am-3pm... Read the rest
Earth Day is April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is a worldwide event which helps people learn about and take action to protect their environment. Looking for an Earth Day event, festival or cleanup day in Contra Costa County? Here are some events happening in our area: Saturday, April 18 John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration, John Muir National Historic Site (Martinez) El Cerrito Earth Day Celebration: Earth Day work party Keep Antioch Beautiful Day: Citywide cleanup Sunday, April 19 Wagner Ranch Nature Area: Earth Day/Wildlife Festival (Orinda) Tuesday, April 21 Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Earth Day Celebration – 1425 S.... Read the rest
CONGRATULATIONS to Alexandria Rickli, a 6th grader from J. Douglas Adams Middle School in Brentwood. The Central/East office of 511 Contra Costa conducted a student artwork contest among middle schools in Central and Eastern Contra Costa County for the 2014 511 Contra Costa market bag design.  The winning artwork of Alexandria Rickli was chosen among 12 entries.  The theme of the artwork contest was Explore New Ways to Get Around: carpool, transit, bike, skateboard and walk and was to depict how these environmentally-friendly ways of getting around help reduce pollution and promote clean air.  ... Read the rest
What’s the haps on transit news in and around Contra Costa County? Every Friday, we’ve got you covered with the most important news, both on and under the radar. Just click on each link for more deets. Upcoming Events & Meetings Saturday April 24, 2010 – Test ride the County Connection NEW hybrid electric buses Monday May 3, 2010 – San Ramon Valley Transportation Summit 2010 Thursday May 13, 2010 – Bike to Work Day Ongoing through October, 2010 – Ride the historic Niles Canyon Railway Local News (Contra Costa County & East Bay) Oakland endorses rapid bus route along 17-mile route 511 Contra Costa celebrates John Muir’s 172nd birthday in Martinez, CA Residents not convinced plan will fix traffic woes along busy Richmond-El Cerrito corridor We updated our page on the Benicia-Martinez bike/ped path with photos Congressman John Garamendi requests millions in funding for Contra Costa County projects, including $40 million for Highway 4, $10 million for I-580, $2 million for the Dixon Train Station/Parkway Boulevard Overcrossing and more Bay Area & California News Studies show air quality in the Bay Area has improved since the first Earth Day in 1970 BART offers riders a chance to star in upcoming radio and TV promotions BART police to restart bike patrols... Read the rest
What did you do this past weekend? Here’s what 511CC was up to: Kayla Jossey of 511 Contra Costa at the John Muir Celebration on the historical site of John Muir’s home in Martinez, CA. On April 17, 2010, we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and John Muir’s 172nd birthday at the John Muir Historic Site in Martinez, CA. The annual celebration is presented by the John Muir Association and the National Park Service.... Read the rest
Three ChargePoint Stations Located in Downtown Martinez to be Unveiled on Earth Day, 4/22/10, 11:00 am at City Hall Martinez, CA – The City of Martinez is proud to announce that it will become the fifth Bay Area city to install ChargePoint® Networked Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles (EV). The three 120V stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, a leader in EV charging station infrastructure, are located in and around downtown Martinez, including one at City Hall; one at Main and Court streets; and one at the Amtrak Station.... Read the rest
Concord, Calif. – On Saturday, April 24th Contra Costa residents can get a sneak peak at County Connection’s first hybrid electric buses before they officially go into service. County Connection will host an Earth Day event from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. The public is invited to take a free “test ride” on the new bus that will travel between Walnut Creek BART and Heather Farm Park throughout the duration of the Earth Day event on Saturday, to experience first hand the smooth, quiet ride of the new hybrid electric buses.... Read the rest