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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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Jul 2019

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Welcome Our 2019 Interns! Woohoo!

Every year, GreenTown Los Altos gets help in accomplishing our mission from students whose hearts are in environmental change for the better. Our 2019 interns are as impressive as ever: (in alphabetical order)   Mahita Bobba is a rising Senior at Los Altos High School. She’s passionate about political science, business, ...

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Jul 2019

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How You Can Help “Clear” The Air!

Do you care about clean air?? If so, Greentown Los Altos has an easy way for you to do your part. Help GreenTown eliminate gas-powered leaf blowers from the City of Los Altos.   This polluting equipment does more damage than most people realize. According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, “For the […]

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Jun 2019

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Keep Calm and Compost

~Chloe Olsen The Los Altos Farmers’ Market is a much anticipated time of the year, where family and friends can come together every Thursday during the summer to try some of the best food and drink in the Bay Area. From fresh organic fruits and veggies to colorful snow-cones and gourmet take-out, it is an […]

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Jun 2019

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Another Great Solstice Ride

~Gary Hedden GreenTown led 30 cyclists on this year’s Summer Solstice Night Bike Ride. We had a good group of riders including families, members of the Los Altos High School Green Team, and one couple from San Jose. The weather was perfect as we headed from Peet’s on State Street, turned north on Los Altos […]

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