Zero Waste Week 2020

CVSan will be hosting its Fifth Annual Zero Waste Week for the Community in early February!  See below for a quick schedule of events and be sure to save the dates!

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Note - All of the Week’s Events are Free for Attendees

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Wednesday, February 5th – Community Tree Fruit Gleaning!

From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., come participate in a Castro Valley tree fruit gleaning to save extra food that otherwise may have gone uneaten. We will assemble at CVSan Offices at 21040 Marshall St and then visit pre-approved sites in Castro Valley from which to harvest extra fruit and vegetables. All gleaned food will be donated to a Castro Valley food pantry. Sign up to volunteer and let us know if you have a tree that needs gleaning, by contacting CVSan at or (510) 537-0757 ext. 112.

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Thursday, February 6th – Zero Waste Cooking Workshop

From 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Palomares Hills Clubhouse at 6811 Villareal Drive, Castro Valley, bring your culinary curiosity and willingness to do some fun hands-on learning on how to cook with zero waste! Anne-Marie Bonneau, the Zero Waste Chef, will be our instructor for the evening.

Register for this event HERE.


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Friday, February 7th – Movie Showing – True Cost

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Castro Valley Library (3600 Norbridge Avenue) - Chabot Room

CVSan will be showing The True Cost, a documentary about the impact of the clothing industry on people and our environment. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Register for The True Cost movie showing HERE.


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Saturday, February 8th – Fixit Clinic with Bike Repair and Clothing Swap!

From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Castro Valley Library (3600 Norbridge Avenue) - Chabot Room

Actively participate in the (potential) repair of your non-working items at our Fixit Clinic with the help of, “Fixit Coaches,” our repair-savvy, volunteer coaches! The Bay Area Bike Mobile will also be on hand to help you repair your non-working bicycles. This Fixit Clinic will also feature a clothing swap so be sure to bring clothing items that others may find useful.

Whether you have a non-functioning bike, electronics, clothing, or any other items, join CVSan at our Fixit Clinic to learn how to repair your own items through the guidance of our Fixit Coaches!


Do you have a passion for repair? Are you interested in being a Fixit Coach?

CVSan is actively looking for Fixit Coaches with a desire to coach others through the repair process. Contact CVSan at 510-537-0757 ext 102 or for more details and to sign-up.


Register for the Fixit Clinic

Walk-ins are always welcome!  Registration before the event is not required but can help our Fixit Coaches bring the proper tools to support your repair. All assistance is first come, first served. Last call for repairs will be at 3:30 p.m. so please arrive early. All ages welcome. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Contact CVSan at 510-537-0757 ext 102 or to register.


More information about our partners:

Fixit Clinic:

Bay Area Bike Mobile:


Read more about last year’s events as CVSan Held its Fourth Annual Zero Waste Week for the Community