Safe Streets – GreenTown “Completely” Likes That!

by Gary Hedden and Arnold Ambiel On Nov. 16 at the Los Altos Library, GreenTown hosted a talk “What’s a Complete Street?” Four speakers addressed the state of complete streets in Los Altos, Santa Clara County and the Bay Area and Cedric Novenario with the City of Los Altos had an answer, “It’s a street […]

Farm To Table: A Community Gathers To Support Sustainable Living

On Oct. 22nd, an impressive crowd gathered for GreenTown Los Altos’ 3rd annual Farm to Table Dinner and Auction held at the beautiful home of Bart Nelson and Deb Hope in Los Altos. Food was prepared and served by Justin’s Catering, which specializes in local and seasonable food right up the sustainable alley of GreenTown’s […]

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Community Forum Yields Impressive Ideas! Thanks To YOU!

Feedback and good ideas continue to flow in, following GreenTown Los Altos’ (GreenTown) Community Forum held on April 18, 2016, at the Los Altos Library. More than 35 people attended the meeting, including Los Altos residents, local officials and small business owners. GreenTown speakers gave updates on the group’s four current program areas: Water, Waste, […]

Gulp. The Drought? It’s Actually Worldwide

We are not alone… The severe California drought is part of a world-wide water crisis, a tidbit confirmed by Laura Allen, an expert on all things water. On Mar. 23, at the Los Altos Library, Allen presented a vivid picture of this crisis through expansive charts and pictures that told that story.   “Do you […]

Button Up Your Home, Save Energy & Money.

GreenTown’s GreenTalk Feb. 18 featured two great speakers sharing two great ways to save energy, and MONEY. First up was David Siddiqui from Green Evolution Consulting.  David told us about the main sources of energy loss in the home.  It can be simple problems, like leaky or disconnected heating ducts, which apparently happens all the […]

GreenTown Los Altos Turns 8! Many Thanks To YOU!

With this past year jam packed with events and activities, hopefully you were able to participate at one of our many hosted venues. We think the list is impressive and cover our 4 main areas of focus of Water, Watts, Waste and WoW:   • “Pedal Power” exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum • […]

GreenTown Energy Day at the Farmer’s Market

GreenTown Los Altos hosted an Energy Day at the Farmers’ Market, August 14. It was a chance to promote the latest in good energy saving practices in solar, electric vehicles and home energy efficiency. Mike Balma with SunWork, a local non-profit solar installation company explained that it can make sense even for homes with low […]

Los Altos Approves Climate Action Plan

Good news! The Los Altos City Council unanimously approved the Climate Action Plan at the council meeting Dec. 10, 2013. This culminates a two year effort, but Zach Dahl, Senior Planner, cautioned us, “Now the hard work begins.” The plan has over 40 specific measures that will bring the city into compliance with the California Global […]

GreenTown Bike Valet Parking Goes Blue

GreenTown volunteers parked 382 bikes at the Art & Wine Festival!

Los Altos City Council approve greenhouse gas emission reduction.

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 […]