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 […]

GreenTown Los Altos – Outreach

Over the last few weeks, GreenTown Los Altos supported a number of Earth Day events.

Third Annual Drive Less Challenge Starts Earth day!

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.

Climate Reality Bites

“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

Shaped by Water Exhibition wins Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award

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.

This Creek’s Bugging Me

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.

Climate Reality Bites

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 […]

Greywater 101

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 […]