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May 2020

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This Was Destiny!

Rather unexpectedly, two Cedar tress destined for Montclaire School found a new home. The school closures put a stop to planting them in March as we’d planned. The poor trees sat in their containers at Gary’s house, dejected but getting regular watering, while we hoped for an early opening of the school campus. Our hopes ...

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Apr 2020

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162 Trees Planted! Join Our Campaign….

162 Trees. That’s the count for the 500 Trees Campaign this planting season – 159 trees in the ground and three more to be planted at the schools, but delayed by the COVID-19 school closure. The response to the GreenTown Los Altos 500 Trees campaign was wonderful. We planted all kinds of trees – big trees like […]

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Mar 2020

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Our 500 Trees Campaign “Leaves” For Now, But Will Return!

162 Trees. That’s the count for this planting season for our 500 Trees Campaign – 159 trees in the ground and three more to be planted at the schools, currently delayed by Covid-19 school closures. The response to GreenTown Los Altos’ 500 Trees campaign was wonderful. We planted all kinds of trees – big trees ...

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Mar 2020

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Our 500 Trees Campaign Update: 100 Planted! And Counting….

Thanks to the sustainability conscious residents in our community, what a great start to the 500 Trees campaign! We’ve planted more than 100 trees and will plant more in March. That will mark the end of the planting season for now, but we will be back encouraging and helping plant new trees in the fall. […]

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Jul 2019

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Welcome Our 2019 Interns! Woohoo!

Every year, GreenTown Los Altos gets help in accomplishing our mission from students whose hearts are in environmental change for the better. Our 2019 interns are as impressive as ever: (in alphabetical order)   Mahita Bobba is a rising Senior at Los Altos High School. She’s passionate about political science, business, ...

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May 2019

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Dr. Hardy Jones Memorial Bike Ride

For the third year, GreenTown Los Altos led a bike ride in memory of the late Dr. Hardy Jones of Los Altos. Hardy collected scrap metal and turned it into what he liked to call “found art.” As an orthopedic surgeon, he also called it “orthopedic art,” turning broken pieces of metal into artwork. Most […]

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Feb 2019

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Can We Make Affordable Housing A Reality?

  A panel discussion January 31, Affordable Housing – Ideas for Los Altos, was a tremendous success.  With standing room only, it attracted 119 people and one dog! All five Los Altos council members were present and the two presenters, Randy Tsuda, President and CEO with Palo Alto Housing and Mitali Ganguly, Associate ...

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Nov 2017

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Is Affordable Housing Possible In Los Altos?

It’s fairly well known that housing is not affordable in Los Altos, and that has consequences. Long commutes for school teachers, city staff, restaurant workers, merchants and the list goes on and on for those who are part of an important work ecosystem. When jobs don’t get filled or turnover is high, it impacts ...

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Nov 2017

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‘Twas The Night Before Winter Solstice….

Join GreenTown Los Altos on an 12 mile winter solstice night bike ride. A little early. Instead of starting on Dec. 21, for logistical reasons we’re doing the ride a day before the actual solstice. Think of it as extending the fun. Starting Point We start at Peet’s on State Street in Los Altos, decorate […]

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Sep 2017

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What A Ride: Historic Bike Ride Impresses Many!

On Sept. 10, almost 40 riders toured Los Altos on bikes to see historic homes along with assorted local properties. It’s nice and quiet on a Sunday morning, making it a perfect time for a family-friendly ride. We started at the History Museum, made our way around town to take in 20 stops and ended […]

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Aug 2017

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“Get to Know Los Altos” Bike Ride

GreenTown led a bike ride as part of the City’s DownTown Green events, Sunday, July 23. Organized by Mike Tkalcevic who is generously interning with GreenTown as part of a Master’s Degree program in Urban Planning at San Jose State University, we rode 10 miles to explore the quiet streets of Los Altos. We started […]

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Jun 2017

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Deep Green

The “greenest house in America.” That’s what we heard at GreenTown’s lunch at Tah Mah Lah, the Holland-Yates home in Portola Valley. The home, designed to showcase the latest innovations in sustainable design, does that by being highly efficient, producing more energy than is consumed, restoring habitat, saving and ...

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