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Dec 2017

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Not One but Two Winter Solstice Night Bike Rides!

The first one ‘sold out’ almost immediately, so we scheduled two bike rides this year. One the day before the Winter Solstice and one on the day itself. We had over 20 riders each night, and with our bikes all tricked out with twinkly lights, we were a festive couple of groups. It was cold […]

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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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Is Affordable Housing Possible In Los Altos?

It’s fairly well known that housing is not affordable in Los Altos, and that has consequences. Long commutes for school teachers, city staff, restaurant workers, merchants and the list goes on and on for those who are part of an important work ecosystem. When jobs don’t get filled or turnover is high, it impacts ...

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Nov 2017

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‘Twas The Night Before Winter Solstice….

Join GreenTown Los Altos on an 12 mile winter solstice night bike ride. A little early. Instead of starting on Dec. 21, for logistical reasons we’re doing the ride a day before the actual solstice. Think of it as extending the fun. Starting Point We start at Peet’s on State Street in Los Altos, decorate […]

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Nov 2017

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Holiday Gifts Are The Best! Waste Is The Worst. How To Enjoy Both.

Holiday giving is fun for many reasons, including the excitement of gift giving. With the challenge of what to get the kids always top of mind, it is rare for the issue of waste coming on the gift giving radar screen. We consider toys, books, a new computer, a phone, clothes and more. How about […]

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Nov 2017

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Twenty Years of Bike Recycling!

  Kathleen Santora started collecting gently used bikes 20 years ago at St. Nicholas School in Los Altos Hills. Her good friend Lori Johnson has been helping over the years and she commented, “Every time we always wonder, will anyone come?” They always do. GreenTown Los Altos started helping 5 years ago, and this ...

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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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Oct 2017

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Farm To Table: A 10th Anniversary Celebrated In Style!

On Sept. 23, GreenTown celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the Fourth Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner & Auction. More than 100 movers and shakers from Los Altos and Los Altos Hills came together celebrate local environmental heros and raise money to support the important work GreenTown is doing in our communities.     ...

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Oct 2017

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WalkTober — GreenTown Celebrates Walking In October

It’s fall. Some people are ready to roll, but we hope even more are ready to stroll! Fall is a perfect time to walk in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Cooler days bring out bold fall colors making walking to many local events attractive. Unlike bicycling, most walking activities can start right out our […]

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Sep 2017

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Understanding Drought Tolerant Gardens Recap

On Sunday, Sept. 24th , experienced gardeners, along with beginners, gathered at the new drought-tolerant garden by the Woodland Library in Los Altos. This garden is a Girl Scout Gold Award project created by Alyssa Robbins in partnership with GreenTown Los Altos, the City of Los Altos, Cal Water and Bay Maples Landscaping. At the ...

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Sep 2017

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We ARE Part Of The Water Pollution Solution!

On Sept. 16, 2017, GreenTown Los Altos led another creek cleaning all in the name of being part of the solution to water pollution. This year’s cleaning led as if often does, to surprises. With a team of 30 volunteers, we managed to haul away 150 pounds of scrap metal from Permanente Creek at Heritage […]

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Sep 2017

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What A Ride: Historic Bike Ride Impresses Many!

On Sept. 10, almost 40 riders toured Los Altos on bikes to see historic homes along with assorted local properties. It’s nice and quiet on a Sunday morning, making it a perfect time for a family-friendly ride. We started at the History Museum, made our way around town to take in 20 stops and ended […]

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