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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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Jun 2017

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Summer Solstice Night Bike Ride

The summer solstice was June 21, and GreenTown took a bike ride to see the sunset over the Bay. There were 28 of us and we entered the Stevens Creek Trail just off Sleeper Avenue in Mountain View. Once on the trail there are no more cars – what a treat, just bikes and the […]

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May 2017

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Earth Day Bike Ride

  Earth Day Bike Ride It was Earth Day, so we rode our bikes.  GreenTown loves bike rides so the Lawn-Be-Gone bike ride this year was held on April 22 and for a change of pace, we visited the south side of town. We started at Oak School and heard about the amazing Living Classroom […]

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May 2017

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A Ride Honoring Dr. Hardy Jones

GreenTown led a bike ride in honor of the late Dr. Hardy Jones to view his artistic metal sculptures. Hardy collected old metal parts, especially old abandoned farm equipment, and fashioned them into art. He called this “found art.” There are pieces at most of the local schools and they typicallyrepresent the ...

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May 2017

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Earth Day Bike Ride

                                                        GreenTown loves bike rides and the Lawn-Be-Gone bike ride this year was held on April 22, Earth Day, and for a change of pace, we visited the […]

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