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Kaiser Permanente Vacaville honored For environmental excellence

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville honored For environmental excellence

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center has been named a top 25 hospital for environmental excellence by Practice Greenhealth, a national group dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. In all, Kaiser Permanente received 16 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards. The Environmental Excellence Awards are given each year to honor environmental achievement in the health care sector. Kaiser Permanente has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth for its sustainability work every year since the awards program began in 2002.

CDPH participates in prescription drug Take-Back Day

Apr. 26, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health announced that consumers who have prescription drugs that are no longer needed or are expired can dispose of them safely on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 29... Read More

Fish social lives may be key to saving coral reefs

The social eating habits of fish may play a central role in protecting coral reefs, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, published April 10 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

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Mill St. Pier now open

Renovations to the historic Mill St. Pier on the Sacramento River have been completed and it is now open to the public. Located just southeast of The Barn, the pier is a great new addition to the City’s Bridge District.

The project allows visitors to walk out onto the pier and experience a direct connection to the river along with scenic views of nearby bridges, city skylines and rich wildlife habitat, all in an urbanized setting.

 

 

 

 

 

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Statewide plastic bag ban in full effect

The California law, Proposition 67, is in effect and most grocery and convenience stores will no longer be providing single-use, plastic carry-out bags to customers. Instead, these stores may provide a reusable grocery bag or recycled paper bag to a customer at the point of sale at a charge of at least 10 cents.

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Water with the weather tips

Water conservation should be a year-round habit. The shorter days and rains of winter mean your lawn needs less watering or no watering at all. Consider the tips below when transitioning your forms of water usage into the fall and winter seasons.

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Sport-harvested mussel quarantine lifted along the California coast

Sport-harvested mussel quarantine lifted along the California coast

November 2, 2016 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith has lifted the annual quarantine on mussels gathered by sport harvesters along the California coast ..... Read More