12 Small Changes To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

  • Wash Your Clothes In Cold Water. …
  • Skip The Dryer When Possible. …
  • DIY Instead Of Buying New. …
  • Swap Regular Light Bulbs For LED Bulbs. …
  • Use a Programmable Thermostat. …
  • Get a Recycling Bin and a Compost Bin. …
  • Plant Herbs. …
  • Decorate Your House With Plants. …
  • Get Window Treatments. …
  • Be Smarter In The KitchenBuy a Water Filter. …
  • Use Homemade Natural Cleaning Products. …


Eco-Friendly Homes That Embrace The Earth Day Spirit

Homes are increasingly being designed and built toward the greener end of the construction spectrum.

“Between catastrophic weather events and global pandemics, green buildings are more important now than ever before,” said Jane Frederick, president of the American Institute of Architects. “Not only can green homes lower utilities, but they can also operate independently of public utilities, offering homeowners resilience and peace of mind.”

She added, “Building green is a key element of architects’ mission to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Earth Day is a good opportunity to both celebrate progress in green building and sustainable design and to recognize the growing need for green homes.”


Earth Day: The urgent need to challenge assumptions

Examples of how sustainable design principles benefit the health of the tenant and buyer are:

  • lower levels of noise pollution for a quiet and more restful home;
  • increased thermal comfort;
  • low utility bills;
  • high air quality; and
  • improved durability and longevity.

Each of these can contribute to an overall healthier life.


Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

FOR SALE – 30 S 2nd St. Rio Vista, Residence and Commercial Building

Asking $699,500 – Are you looking for a home and in need of a business space? Or perhaps a home with a possibility of in-law quarters? This home might meet those requirements. Victorian style home with partial wrap-around porch provides a cozy place for morning coffee or afternoon beverage. 2 bedrooms up with 1.5 baths on the main floor. The possible room upstairs to add at a minimum 1/2 bath. Laminate flooring on the main floor with carpeted stairway & in bedrooms. HVAC & tankless water heater with inside laundry. 2nd building has been used as a commercial, however, could be added onto & remodeled to be ADU/2nd unit. READ MORE

PRICE REDUCED – 2259 Revival Ln, Rio Vista, 2bd/2bth/1837sf

PRICE REDUCED – $555,000, Located in the new active adult community, Summit at Liberty, the Lincoln model is bright & cheery, shows like a model home. Professionally landscaped with drip system & low maintenance, so just bring your furniture. Very private for the lot is fenced. The Lincoln model is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a room that can be used as formal dining, den or as seller, combo den/office. Laminate flooring throughout, blinds & custom paint. Granite kitchen counters, stainless sink & appliances with bar for dining. The pantry is large so will delight your chef. The seller has replaced ceiling fans and has installed a ceiling fan in the patio area. Comes with paid solar. The amenities are beautiful, pool, large spa, bocce ball courts, pickleball & tennis courts & even a wine bar area. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 13 Amador Cir, Rio Vista, 4bds/2.5bths/1,989sq.ft.

Asking $725,000 – Your beautiful dream home is on the market!! This remodeled home has a newer kitchen & baths, saltwater pool, spa, and gorgeous bbq kitchen with bar/firepit, refrigerator, ice maker & more. RV parking for 2, so your ski boat & RV will fit in the RV garage. The garage is equipped with sewer connection & electricity. Sliding doors open up to the pool area. Home is 3 bedroom, can be 4, & 2.5 baths. The master sitting area was the 4th bedroom, so can be closed off. The Master bath has double sinks, a walk-in shower, and a bidet & master bedroom have a large deck with views of the N hills. A spiral staircase off deck takes you to the pool area. The family room has an entertainment bar w/refrigerator & sink. Step out to the backyard to a swimming pool with solar heating, BBQ kitchen with all the amenities, an outdoor shower w/tankless water heater, and a stage for a band. No rear neighbors. The home also has a double-car garage as well, with indoor laundry. READ MORE

Events in Northern California this Week-End

Earth Day Sacramento, Sat, Apr 23, 11 AM – 5 PM
California Museum,1020 O St, Sacramento, CA

Earth Day 2022

Join us this Earth Day and celebrate our planet and California’s environmental leadership with self-guided tours of the National Geographic Society’s “Planet or Plastic?” traveling exhibition and recycled craft activities led by ReCreate a STEAM education program that diverts unwanted items into hands-on learning and creative expression.

Advance registration is available through 5 pm Fri. April 22. Register through this link:

Special advance admission – child free with the purchase of adult admission with code EARTH22. Enter this code when registering. 

Event subject to current visitor protocols. Please visit the COVID-19 page for information.

Tickets for Earth Day 2022 can be booked here.

Oakridge Kid’s Club – Earth Day

Sat, Apr 23, 8 AM – 1 PM
Westfield Oakridge, 925 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA

Join us from 11:00am – 1:00pm to celebrate Earth Day! Members from our Oakridge Farmers Market will be onsite to educate your children on how to live a cleaner and healthier life! Followed by arts & crafts along with sunflower potting with take-home biodegradable pot. BUY TICKETS

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 23, 2022 11-6 at

South Main Street, Utica Park, Angels Camp


At long last, Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra makes its return to El Campanil Theatre with this glorious celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven! Including the Fidelio Overture, the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, and Symphony No. 8 in F Major under the direction of Musical Director Geoffrey Gallegos and with the talented Amy Zanrosso as the featured pianist, don’t miss this beautiful afternoon of music! ADULTS: $20, SENIORS: $15, YOUTH: $7
PLEASE NOTE: Effective February 4th, Contra Costa County has rescinded the requirement that proof of vaccination is required for entry at El Campanil Theatre. Contra Costa County recommends that masks still be worn by unvaccinated persons.

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