For the last 5 years GreenTown Los Altos has been working to get Los Altos to sign the Mayors Climate Action Plan. On Tuesday, April 23rd the current city council approved reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15% from the 2005 level, and asked staff to provide a cost benefit analysis of several other [...]
Over the last few weeks, GreenTown Los Altos supported a number of Earth Day events.
Last year over 170 Los Altos & Los Altos Hills residents helped us win the Peninsula wide challenge by logging over 10,000 green miles by taking the train or bus, cycling, walking or carpooling. They prevented about 6600 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
“What’s the latest on climate science?”
Vanessa Warheit from the Climate Reality Project answered, “Weird weather.” Bigger storms and more of them. Not just Super Storm Sandy, a storm that caused $72 billion in damages in just New York and New Jersey, but storms in all parts of the world
The Shaped by Water Exhibition has been recognized for the fun, engaging and significant role it plays in educating the public on the importance of water conservation.
The absence of pollution-sensitive bugs in Permanente Creek means there are contaminants stressing the creek bug population. Sources of pollution include discharges from the Lehigh Cement Plant and run off from streets and residential properties. We don’t know which pollutant is impairing the creek the most, and there’s little funding to find the root cause.
GreenTown Los Altos is very fortunate to have Vanessa Warheit from the Climate Reality Leadership Corps at our next Community Meeting. She will be presenting the latest evidence and a call to action regarding climate change. This is critical for all of us to hear and particularly timely as the Los Altos City Council will get an [...]
Recycle Your Water Don’t let expensive, imported tap water drain away. Reuse it on the garden. Greywater, once a subversive act, has now reached mainstream. Greywater, also known as graywater, is wastewater from washing machines, bathroom sinks, showers and tubs. Route it outside through a subsurface drip system and plants will love it. Dirt, soap, oils, hair and certain [...]
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.