GreenTown Los Altos visited the home of the future – and it looks great!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
Lehigh Quarry and Cement Plant located at the base of Black Mountain in Santa Clara County, is in litigation with Sierra Club, Bay Area for Clean Environment (BACE), Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) and Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) stemming from its air and water emissions.
Last Sunday, December 2, GreenTown Los Altos held its twice yearly RECYCLE Bike Drive. With the help of a dedicated group of volunteers, more than 50 gently used bikes were donated, cleaned and repaired at Egan and Blach Junior High Schools. All donated bikes will bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate in our community. [...]