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Feb 2019

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Ocean Plastics: What Comes Around Goes Around; Now in Better Ways

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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Nov 2018

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New Recommendations for Recycling Thin Plastics

by Margie Suozzo Plastic bags and plastic film — the ubiquitous thin plastic packaging that protects our bread, tortilla chips and toilet paper — is a major challenge for local recycling facilities. The good news is that there are better ways to recycle thin plastic packaging. However — like the order in the adage ...

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Nov 2018

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Greening the Holidays

by Lia Evard While most of us notice an increase in spending during the holiday season, we don’t always see the increase in what we send to the our landfills.  Americans throw away about 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve than the rest of the year. If every American family wrapped […]

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Oct 2018

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ReCycle Bike Drive 2018 – More Smiles

~By Margie Suozzo On October 14, GreenTown collected 100 bicycles for kids in need! A great group of volunteers washed, filled tires and repaired more than 50 gently-used bicycles, which were delivered to low-income students at Los Altos High School, Castro Elementary and Graham Middle Schools, where need is significant.The remaining ...

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Nov 2016

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Welcoming Kris Jensen Our New Executive Director.

We’re rather pleased that we’ve found a perfect match! Please join Greentown Los Altos in welcoming Kris Jensen as our new executive director. Kris comes to us as an environmental activist and nonprofit executive eager to engage with our community around GreenTown’s work in making Los Altos and Los Altos Hills more ...

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