We partner with Morrison Living to manage purchasing, inventory, and waste reduction in the kitchens of The Sequoias Portola Valley, The Sequoias San Francisco, The Tamalpais Marin, and Viamonte at Walnut Creek. We strive to divert 90% of waste from landfills through dining management.
Each of our four life plan communities and three affordable housing communities takes the time to separate recyclables and compost from going into the landfill.
Our composting process is a collaboration between Sequoia Living staff and residents. We make sure composting bins are available for each apartment, in the dining area of each continuing care retirement community, and in other common spaces. Education is a big part of composting to ensure we know what materials go into which bin.
Our staff make efforts to purchase only what is necessary and recycle paper, batteries, and ink cartridges to keep them out of the landfill.
We partner with local goat herders to utilize these natural grazers and create defensible space. We implement environmentally friendly and sustainable methods of landscaping by utilizing goats. The goats consume grasses, shrubs, leaves, and other plants that grow in open fields and natural settings. They are an eco-friendly and viable alternative to lawn mowers and human-powered machinery, reducing noise and air pollution throughout the communities.