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Sep 2020

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Smoke Getting You Down? Tips and Tricks for Cleaner Air.

Fires, fires, everywhere. And lately, they’re hitting closer to home which has made us all more appreciative of clean air. (Learn more about the link between climate change and air quality here). So what do you need to know to keep you and your family safe? Read more here. The most important aspect of air […]

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Jul 2020

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Welcome GreenTown’s 2020 Summer Interns!

Welcome to our 2020 Summer Interns! It’s an unusual year with no in-person activities like bike valet or tabling at the Farmer Market but we’re making it work. On Zoom! We are thrilled to have our interns contributing to GreenTown’s social media marketing presence, our 500 Trees campaign, and researching ...

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Jul 2020

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It’s July – Can you say “Plastic-Free”?

Hold the plastic bag! During this pandemic season, we’ve seen an uptick in the amount of plastic waste — from groceries disallowing reusable shopping bags to copious take-out from restaurants. And while things are changing as our county opens up and loosens restrictions, we must remain vigilant in doing our part to reduce ...

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Jun 2020

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What’s Your FOODprint?

Interested in knowing how what you eat impacts the environment? Find out the size of your foodprint by watching this video and taking this quiz from Foodprint.org Then try these on for size for some ways to reduce it! The Joyful Vegan’s cooking classes. The Joyful Vegan, who GreenTown hosted in Jan. 14th continues to offer ...

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Jun 2020

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Donate: A Bike, Your Time, $$.

GreenTown has teamed with Silicon Valley Bike Exchange (SVBE) and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) to provide essential workers with essential transportation (bicycles). The #BikeMatchSV program is inspired by New York’s Transportation Alternatives’ Initiative. How can you help?  Donate gently used bicycles. If ...

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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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