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.
The goal of the project is to make it safe for kids to walk and bike to school
Some things to think about before choosing a means of transportation for getting to school: 90% of the traffic at a school is from parents dropping off students. If more students were walking or biking to school rather than being driven, traffic around schools would dramatically drop and make it safer. Studies show students with [...]
With donation support from GreenTown Los Altos, the Green Team eliminated foam trays from the LAHS cafeteria for the school year.
In just one month, the kids will be back in school. As we plan for the upcoming year’s Walk or Wheel (WoW!) program, which encourages kids to walk or bike more, notes from the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s (SVBC’s) Bicycle Advocacy Summit in April provide useful guidance on policies to help make our streets safer [...]
Ellie’s film won first place in the Bay Area Social Issues Documentary Film Festival in the flex category.
A rainwater harvesting system is an effective way to reduce runoff (especially important at Egan, given its large expanses of flat pavement) and reduce the use of treated water. 1,000 sq ft of roofing will actually yield 600 gallons of rainwater per inch of rain.
Submitted by Beth Wolff In mid-January, 2012, at Springer Elementary, with the full support and enthusiasm of Principal Wade Spenader, parent volunteer Beth Wolff started a lunchtime recycling and composting program. And it has been a MAJOR MAJOR success! Springer has gone from 13 overflowing trash cans every day to 1 can per day for all grades 1-6. That’s 450 [...]
Meet the Farm Babies at Deer Hollow Farm. On Saturday, May 19, from 10am-1pm, kids are invited to go nose-to-nose with the new lambs and kids, a cow, pigs, chickens, rabbits, ducks, sheep and goats. Trained docents will be stationed in the animal pens, explaining animal care and what life was like on a homestead farm.
The GreenTown Walk or Wheel (WoW!) program honors kids who walk or ride their bikes to school. Ryan Cox 3rd Grader, Santa Rita Elementary School Cameron Cox 2nd Grader, Santa Rita Elementary School How far and how often do you ride your bike to/from school? We ride our bikes everyday except when it rains. What [...]