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Jul 2016

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Smell The Coffee? Because The Water Smells Like “Geosmin”.

A message from Santa Clara Valley Water District: If you have noticed an earthy smell in your tap water, we want you to know that we are aware of it and are working to correct the odor that, while unpleasant, does not pose a health concern. The smell is affecting parts of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, […]

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Jun 2016

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These Kids Are Smiling! The Pay Off Of reCYCLE Bike Drive

If pictures tell a story, these scream happiness. The kids and staff at the staff at Theuerkauf School, recipients of some of the bikes we collected at the reCYCLE Bike Drive in May. Thanks to the Los Altos Community Foundation for funding the drive. The bikes you deliver to GreenTown at the reCYCLE Bike Drive, […]

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Jun 2016

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Water Reduction Rebates Are Back!

The good news came on June 14 at the Santa Clara Valley Water District meeting.  They set a 20% target for water reduction and reinstated rebates. At the meeting, the SCVWD lowered its water use reduction target from 30% to 20% under 2013 levels. The Board emphasized that residents should continue their efforts to conserve. […]

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Jun 2016

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Celebrating Energy Savings At Los Altos H.S. Yup $86K Worth!

The utility of the future is here. A crowd of supporters heard those words from Richard Adams, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), at the June 8 celebration of the one year anniversary for the Battery Storage and EV Charging System on the Los Altos High School campus. “You […]

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Jun 2016

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Ask GreenTown: “Where do I recycle electronics?”

Question: Do you have suggestions for a local place for e-cycling? Answer: Indeed, it’s harder and harder to find a place to recycle electronics because of changes in the market. Several options are available: The easiest way is to first try Mission Trail. They’ll collect one piece of electronic waste at curbside, once ...

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Jun 2016

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Parking Your Bike In Town Never Looked So Good!

The leadership team of GreenTown Los Altos was at the ribbon cutting ceremony for unveiling of Cuppa Joe, one of six bike racks that made the cut in a design competition run by Los Altos Public Arts Commission. Kacey Fitzpatrick (closest to bike) designed the winning rack, which is located on Main Street and GreenTown […]

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Jun 2016

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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 ...

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Jun 2016

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Local Women Turn Swapping Clothes Into A Party!

Ingenious! Recently, local divas, Suzanne Bell, Kanesha Banyard and Michelle Sturiale organized a, “Sip and Swap” event in Los Altos. What’s happens at a “Sip and Swap”? Friends were encouraged to clean out their closets and offer up gently-used clothes that no longer serve them. Michelle hosted the ...

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May 2016

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Wow? Bow Wow? A Nice Rack: Yes, An Artistic Bike Rack’s In Town

After much hard work by Maddy McBirney, an artistic bike rack is now part of Los Altos’ tony streets. Striking and practical, we thank Maddy for her design work and effort and hope everyone enjoys the use of the rack for years to come!

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May 2016

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Creek Cleaning Catch? A Chair!

What a catch!             On Sat., May 22,  a group of 25 GreenTown Los Altos volunteers joined with thousands ofvolunteers throughout the U.S. for National River Cleanup Day. Each location gets different “surprises” as they make our waters healthier. At Permanente Creek, Heritage Oaks Park, ...

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May 2016

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reCYCLE bike drive reCAP!

On May 1st, the community came out in force donating 120 gently-used bikes at GreenTown’s ReCYCLE Bike Drive! Many volunteers helped get the bikes in give-away shape, by filling tires with air, washing the bikes, and doing minor repairs. Thanks to Jana Schlansker, Kathleen Santora, the event’s founder, and Mike McTighe ...

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May 2016

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Levi Stadium Scores Electric Chargers On Game Day

The parking garage across from Levi’s stadium was the place to be April 20, for the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for 49 new electric charging stations. Yes, of course, it had to be 49. In opening remarks, Jan Pepper, Silicon Valley Power, commented that it is more than charging stations, the project also includes […]

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