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Mar 2020

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GreenTown Volunteers Sew Masks for Healthcare Workers

Last spring, in the spirit of reducing waste, GreenTown’s Waste Reduction Team held several sewing circles, creating produce bags from leftover fabric and handing them out at the Los Altos Farmers Market. It was a big hit!  Team members’ new and improved sewing skills have come in handy during this pandemic as GreenTown ...

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Jan 2020

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The Joyful Vegan: Consider Compassion When Eating

She’s funny. She’s exuberant. She’s plant-based. On January 14, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau entertained a crowd of more than 75 people at the Los Altos Library for GreenTown’s monthly community forum. Patrick-Goudreu, who has written a slew of books, including the popular, “The Joy of Vegan Baking”, ...

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Jan 2020

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How Students for Green High Schools Amazed Us!

The grownups in the room were few and far between but each was wide-eyed in amazement at the power of youth at the sixth annual Students for Green High Schools Conference held on Saturday, January 25. Organized by the Los Altos High School Green Team, led by co-presidents Audrey Chang and senior Elena Atluri, the […]

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Feb 2019

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Ocean Plastics: What Goes Around Comes Around; Now In A Better Way

Hope. That was one of the main messages of a GreenTown-sponsored talk on “Ocean Plastics: Circular Economy and Green Chemistry Solutions” on Wed., Jan 23 at the Los Altos Library. Julie Noblitt, a long-time advocate for reducing plastic waste, and the Energy and Climate Director of Acterra, a Palo-Alto based regional ...

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Jan 2019

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LAHS GreenTeam: Engaged Environmentalists Score An A+

Youth is rising! Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden has gotten a lot of media attention lately for holding adults accountable for the climate crisis. Through her strike against climate change and harsh words to world leaders, she is ramping up the urgency in the mind of the public. “You should feel like the house is […]

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Nov 2018

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Poison in Cereal? At Parks? Yup. It’s Glyphosate.

by Samantha Enos Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as “probably carcinogenic” to people. The IARC has steadfastly defended that decision, despite ongoing attacks by Monsanto, which patented the glyphosate molecule more than 40 years ...

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Oct 2018

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Farm to Table Dinner a Success! Local Heroes Honored!

– By Margie Suozzo It’s a wrap! GreenTown supporters enjoyed a magical evening of connecting with environmentally-minded community members while enjoying family-style dining and bidding on a creative array of silent and live auction items. The event was held in the beautiful History Museum Courtyard on Saturday, October ...

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Apr 2018

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Plastic in Our Evironment – A Health Hazard Not Only for Marine Life!

by Donna Staton, MD Plastic is everywhere. You’re likely wearing it right now (polyester, fleece, sneakers — check the labels) and will likely ingest some with your next meal.  While most of us recognize the problem of plastic waste polluting our oceans and harming marine life, we don’t realize that plastic and the toxins that ...

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Apr 2018

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Skip The Straw? Save The Planet!

Did you know that more than half a billion disposable straws are used and thrown away every day in the U.S., alone? Most end up in our oceans, adding to the mass of plastic pollution that pollutes our water and kills marine life. If we don’t act now, it is projected that there will be […]

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Feb 2018

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The Last Straw. Really.

A packed crowd of 100 gathered at the Los Altos Library on Wed. evening, Jan. 17, because they’d had enough. Enough PLASTIC, that is! GreenTown hosted a showing of the inspiring short film: STRAWS: A Documentary for a Sea of Change – One Straw at a Time. Following the film, we learned about the actions […]

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Dec 2017

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LASD Solar Panels – Up They Go!

By now you’re likely well aware that the Los Altos School District (LASD) is installing solar panels at all school sites. Panels at Blach Intermediate School and Loyola Elementary are already up! By the end of December, installation of panels at all the schools should be complete. (You may see some on the GreenTown Los […]

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Nov 2017

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Farm To Table Winners Won A Hike To A Winning View

A team of intrepid hikers braved the beauty of Russian Ridge on Sunday, October 22 as part of an auction item from GreenTown’s 2016 Farm to Table Dinner. Debbie Mytels, a docent for the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District and long-time leader at Acterra, led the group through a spectacular hike on the Ancient  Oaks Trail […]

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