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Oct 2019

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GreenTown Welcomes New Board Members

Please join GreenTown in welcoming the following three new board members. Connie Miller As a Bay Area native and Los Altos resident who has spent her entire life enjoying the abundance of nature our region offers, Connie sees the urgent need to act boldly to create a sustainable and thriving environment for our children. All […]

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Oct 2019

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Electrify Everything

~by Gary Hedden Bruce Nilles lives in Oakland and he listens to the teenagers who tell us we don’t have 30 years to solve the climate change crisis. Then he looks around and he realizes that his biggest greenhouse gas contribution comes from his own house! It’s his appliances, his furnace, and his hot water heater. […]

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Oct 2019

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Historic Bike Tour 2019

by Gary Hedden GreenTown had a great September bike ride to see the sights of Historic Los Altos. There were a couple of firsts this year – a pedicab with three happy riders and a young lad happily riding a scooter, not a bike! We had several homeowners come out and give us tours of their properties. We saw the […]

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Sep 2019

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Game Changers: You’ve got to see this film!

~by Margie Suozzo   September 16 marked the one-day only showing of Game Changers, a documentary about the “bill of goods” we’ve been sold by the meat and dairy industry about the nutritional benefits of an omnivore diet for athletic performance. I was there and I can tell you, the movie’s producers, ...

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Sep 2019

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Shifting Tides – The Oceans Are Rising, So What?

~by Gary Hedden Sea level rise has already started and the “likely” projection is 10 inches by 2050. Two speakers addressed this challenge Sept. 16 at the Los Altos Library. The first, Violet Saena, grew up on Samoa and knows first hand the impact on small island nations like Samoa and Kiribati. Samoa has mountains, […]

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Jun 2019

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Keep Calm and Compost

~Chloe Olsen The Los Altos Farmers’ Market is a much anticipated time of the year, where family and friends can come together every Thursday during the summer to try some of the best food and drink in the Bay Area. From fresh organic fruits and veggies to colorful snow-cones and gourmet take-out, it is an […]

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Jun 2019

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Another Great Solstice Ride

~Gary Hedden GreenTown led 30 cyclists on this year’s Summer Solstice Night Bike Ride. We had a good group of riders including families, members of the Los Altos High School Green Team, and one couple from San Jose. The weather was perfect as we headed from Peet’s on State Street, turned north on Los Altos […]

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Jun 2019

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Outputs, Outcomes

~by Gary Hedden How do you measure success? It’s important. We need to know if what we are doing is working. We need to know if all the effort is worth it. A workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits offered some insight. GreenTown was there and we learned that the first step […]

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Jun 2019

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Healthy Food, Healthy Planet

~by Gary Hedden Ocean Robbins doesn’t eat ice cream. His grandfather co-founded Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors and his grandson won’t touch ice cream. We love ice cream, but it’s dairy, fat, sugar, and flavorings – not healthy Ocean told us at GreenTown’s June community forum. He then listed the ills associated with an ...

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May 2019

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Resilient Trees

~Gary Hedden Master Arborist Dave Muffly told a packed room at the Los Altos Library about the importance of planting resilient trees, trees that will do well now, and continue to do well in a future shaped by climate change. He started his talk describing his experience as chief arborist at Apple Park, the new […]

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Apr 2019

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2019 Lawn Be Gone Bike Ride

We had another great Lawn Be Gone Bike Ride on Saturday, April 13. We saw some yards without a blade of grass and lots of green and colorful plants. It can be done, and one yard had a ‘meadow lawn’ that had not been mowed in two years and it looked great. We started at the […]

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Dec 2018

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Night Bike Ride

by Gary Hedden GreenTown led another fun Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride – our fourth. No rain, not too cold and the lights on Christmas Tree Lane were terrific, as always. We even heard some great caroling by a group going house to house. We had 44 riders, including one girl who had just turned three. […]

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