Kicking The Plastic Habit: Join Us Nov. 4

This review from sums up the beauty of Beth Terry’s approach to a plastic free life! Beth Terry is the featured speaker for GreenTown Talks’ November event: Kicking the Plastic Habit at Los Altos Library, Mon. Nov. 4, 7PM-9PM. A practical guide to ridding your life–and the planet–of plastic! Like many people, Beth Terry […]

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Hey Kids! Nice Work! Average of 53% Wheel, Walk or Carpool To School. WoW!

Over the last two years GreenTown Los Altos, working with public school teachers within Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, have surveyed how students travel to school. In the latest survey ended May 2013, 67% of 7-8th graders, 51% of 4-6 graders, and 41% of K-3 graders – Walked, biked, carpooled, bused, or scootered to […]

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Meeting Review: New Energy For A New Era

By Charley Pow On June 4, Prof. Dan Kammen spoke about “New Energy For A New Era” to conclude Acterra’s Beyond Fossil Fuels lecture series. Kammen holds an endowed Chair of Energy and is Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL) at the University of California, Berkeley. Kammen played NASA’s Sea Ice Yearly […]

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We saw the Home of the Future!

GreenTown Los Altos visited the home of the future – and it looks great!

GreenTown Los Altos receives Los Altos Chamber Award

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 kicks off Energy Program for 2013

GreenTown kicked off its Jan. 9th community meeting with an eye on saving energy.

Meet the New GreenTown Leader

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 Receives Recognition as Outstanding Volunteer

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, […]

Visit to the GreenBuild Show in San Francisco

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.

Historic Bike Tour – A Huge Success!

Led by GreenTown Los Altos, 75 bike riders of all ages joined in the inaugural Historic Bike Tour of Los Altos, Saturday, Sept. 29.