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Senator Boxer Gives Conservation Champion Award to Alameda County

Senator Barbara Boxer presents Conservation Champion Award to Supervisor Keith Carson and County Administrator Susan Muranishi in front of one of the Juvenile Justice Center's inspiring artwork displays. Photo credit: Rahman Batin
Senator Barbara Boxer presents Conservation Champion Award to Supervisor Keith Carson and County Administrator Susan Muranishi in front of one of the Juvenile Justice Center's inspiring artwork displays. Photo credit: Rahman Batin.

On August 7, 2008, Senator Barbara Boxer presented her Conservation Champion Award to the County of Alameda for its sustainability initiatives. The Senator presented the award during a tour of the County's U.S. Green Building Council LEEDŽ Gold certified Juvenile Justice Center, which features an 850-kilowatt solar system, water and energy efficient fixtures, and water-wise landscaping. "It's quite an experience - a wonderful experience," Boxer said of the tour.

Senator Barbara Boxer learns about the County's waste-vegetable-oil-powered car from General Services Agency Director Aki Nakao during her tour of the Juvenile Justice Center. Photo credit: Rahman Batin
Senator Barbara Boxer learns about the County's waste-vegetable-oil-powered car from General Services Agency Director Aki Nakao during her tour of the Juvenile Justice Center.
Photo credit: Rahman Batin.

The County is committed to taking meaningful action, creating visionary policies, and partnering with others to move towards sustainability both within the County and beyond. Its comprehensive Sustainability Program includes actions to:

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