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Nov 2019

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Make a Difference: Eat for the Planet

by Wendy Tanz Nil Zacharias, co-founder of One Green Planet and weekly podcast #eatfortheplanet, explained to a full-house the dangers of continuing to grow and process animals for food. Our water, land and air are all being destroyed by the animal food-based industry. We’re pushing our planetary boundaries! The advent of the ...

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Oct 2019

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Welcome to our New Waste Reduction Intern!

~by Margie Suozzo I had the great pleasure of meeting Jo, our new intern, in early October. She will be working with the Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Team for 4, 2-week blocks throughout the school year. She just finished her first block and was excited to get going. Jo shares a bit of her […]

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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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7th Graders Ask School Board and City Council To Protect Health

Rising star environmental advocates, Addy Kopp, Ezri Rohatgi and Mia Ravishankar were sixth graders at Loyola, concerned about the environment and wanted to do something about it. Out of this concern they formed a club called Nature and Conservation for Kids (NACK).  Now, at Blach in 7th grade, they recently addressed both the Los ...

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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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Oct 2019

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The Round Up on Roundup

Los Altos Has Been Busy Several communities in our area have, or are considering, banning harmful herbicides and pesticides. Here in Los Altos, the Los Altos Parks and Recreation Commission, at its August meeting, recommended a ban in city parks on all synthetic herbicides (including glyphosate-containing Roundup) and pesticides in a ...

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Oct 2019

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Coastal Cleanup Day Volunteers Recover 51,260 Pounds of Trash in Santa Clara!

GreenTown’s 45 Volunteers Helped! As part of National Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 21, GreenTown Los Altos organized about 45 volunteers to clean Permanente Creek at Heritage Oaks Park in Los Altos. The event began as cub scouts, girl scouts, teens and adults gathered around the Enviroscape watershed model to learn about ...

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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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Aug 2019

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Where Do I Recycle THIS?

by Margie Suozzo Summer is over and the kids are back in school. Time to purge! I recently received an email from a friend in Los Altos who had done a bit of an “excavation” in her house. The kids were back in school and she had time to clear out rooms and closets of […]

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Aug 2019

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The Plant-Based Family: A guide to feeding your family that’s good for them and good for the planet, too!

by Samantha Enos Three years ago, my family of five decided to go vegan after watching a few documentaries on food. It was a challenge at first with three kids (ages 2 to 7 at the time) but now I’ve developed a list of some of my family’s favorite recipes. I want to share it […]

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