GreenTown Los Altos visited the home of the future – and it looks great!
GreenTown Los Altos is thrilled to receive the 2012 Community Partnership Award from the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce. At a special ceremony at Chef Chu’s Restaurant on January 23, 2013, the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce recognized GreenTown Los Altos for its contribution over the past five years to environmental sustainability in Los Altos and Los [...]
GreenTown kicked off its Jan. 9th community meeting with an eye on saving energy.
You may have seen Mike McTighe around town. At 6’8” he stands out in a crowd and often can be spotted pedaling his bike from one location to another. Mike recently took over as Chair of the Leadership Team for GreenTown Los Altos, filling the considerable (though smaller in physical size) shoes of Margie Suozzo. [...]
Margie Suozzo, GreenTown Los Altos co-founder and outgoing Leadership Chair was a recipient of a Los Altos / Los Altos Hills Community Volunteer Service Award on Friday, December 7, 2012, along with several other deserving community members. Below is the introduction about Margie, prepared and delivered by Acterra Board Member and GreenTown Los Altos volunteer, [...]
The GreenBuild Show covered everything from building design to product life cycle analysis to energy management tools to the latest and greatest earth friendly materials. Materials like recycled containers, forest sustainable wood products, glass with a reflective film that birds can see and we can’t, pre-fab net zero homes and efficient toilets. Lots of toilets.
Led by GreenTown Los Altos, 75 bike riders of all ages joined in the inaugural Historic Bike Tour of Los Altos, Saturday, Sept. 29.
By Charley Pow, Volunteer – GreenTown Los Altos Like many areas of California, our annual rainfall of 15 inches doesn’t meet our water needs. Half or more of our residential water is used for landscaping. Addressing this need, the landscaping at the new LEED Platinum Packard building shows how to conserve water and reduce storm [...]
Join Us on Coastal Cleanup Day – September 15 Volunteers, led by Barbara and Kevin O’Reilly, scour the Permanente Creek Diversion Channel for trash twice a year: once on National River Cleanup Day (the third Saturday in May) and once on Coastal Cleanup Day (the third Saturday in September). Our next creek cleanup is fast [...]
While participation in recycling/organics collection programs is a vast improvement over simply throwing everything in the garbage to be landfilled, it’s even better to implement policy and programs that eliminate waste. For example, many local grocery stores reward shoppers for bringing their own bags rather than using disposable plastic or paper bags; incentives include weekly drawings for store gift cards, five-cent bag rebates or donations to local non-profits.