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May 2019

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The Anti-Idling Campaign Results Are In. And Impressive!

We have the results from the Los Altos High School Anti-Idling Campaign! With total idling observed reduced by 79%. So how’d we gather the data? We surveyed idling before and after the installation of anti-idling signs and implementation of the campaign. Which is how we observed that total idling observed was reduced by 79%. At ...

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May 2019

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Introducing The Carbon Bootcamp. Cool The Planet. #OneChoiceAtATime

Introducing the Carbon Bootcamp! An easy way for us to collectively make an impact at cooling the planet by the choices we make. One choice at a time. So what is it? The Carbon Bootcamp is a program that guides you in lowering your climate impact. You’ll receive free boxes filled with gear and challenges […]

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May 2019

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A New Twist For Fighting Climate Change: Show Us The Money!

At GreenTown Los Altos we’re always looking for innovative ways to fight climate change. And we found one. The keyword is Divestment. Both Los Altos and Los Altos Hills invest monies in an array of industries. Including the fossil fuel industry. Fossil fuel companies Chevron and Exxon and many offending lenders are in our local ...

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May 2019

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An Additional Way To Fight Climate Change.

Want to do more to fight climate change? Here’s a simple way to make a mark. Thanks to Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), we have a carbon-free electric power supply. Let’s make it count by building on that. Quite literally. SVCE and other agencies developed amendments to what’s called the “Reach Codes” ...

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Mar 2019

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Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Deep Decarbonization, Rebates and You!

by Cheryl Weiden Deep Decarbonization. The terminology is not exactly widespread but it’s significant because its impact is wide and deep. And Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is addressing this climate change issue by providing you rebates through saving programs. Interested? Read on! Most Los Altans are now receiving their ...

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Feb 2019

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Shrink Your Carbon Footprint Get A Rebate. Yep!

We’re all about shrinking our collective carbon footprint (we even have an evening event about it which you can register for here) which is why finding these rebates felt like serendipity! Do you know that there are many sources of FREE Money and FREE Services to help you increase your home’s energy efficiency, save ...

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Feb 2019

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Vroom! Anti-Idling Campaign Gaining Traction

Interested in reducing health risks from air toxins at your child’s school? GreenTown can help! Word of the health risks to children from air toxins in idling vehicle emissions is spreading and schools are taking notice. The LAHS GreenTeam is conducting an Anti-Idling Campaign in early February and GreenTown Los Altos will be ...

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Nov 2018

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Idling Engines are Harming our Children

Do your friends sit in their cars with the engines on while waiting for their kids to get out of school? Okay, maybe you’ve even done it yourself once or twice. Do you ever get into your car, turn it on, then check your phone or eat a sandwich? What about when you go to […]

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Nov 2017

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Holiday Gifts Are The Best! Waste Is The Worst. How To Enjoy Both.

Holiday giving is fun for many reasons, including the excitement of gift giving. With the challenge of what to get the kids always top of mind, it is rare for the issue of waste coming on the gift giving radar screen. We consider toys, books, a new computer, a phone, clothes and more. How about […]

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