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Apr 2020

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162 Trees Planted! Join Our Campaign….

162 Trees. That’s the count for the 500 Trees Campaign this planting season – 159 trees in the ground and three more to be planted at the schools, but delayed by the COVID-19 school closure. The response to the GreenTown Los Altos 500 Trees campaign was wonderful. We planted all kinds of trees – big trees like […]

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Mar 2020

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Will You Support Reach Codes? They’re Within Reach Of Passing.

A Reach Code ordinance is scheduled to come for a vote before the Los Altos City Council in the next couple of months, and while it is receiving push back from a small but vocal and organized group we are optimistic about its passage.  To accomplish that, we need your help to voice support of […]

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Mar 2020

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Just when bring-your-own-container was catching on….

We all were thrilled when last summer California Assembly Bill AB619 took effect, allowing customers to bring their own cups, containers for bulk and deli items, and to-go containers to stores and restaurants. Then… COVID 19 hit, and restaurants and stores have now, understandably, limited use of such reusable containers.  ...

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Mar 2020

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Our 500 Trees Campaign “Leaves” For Now, But Will Return!

162 Trees. That’s the count for this planting season for our 500 Trees Campaign – 159 trees in the ground and three more to be planted at the schools, currently delayed by Covid-19 school closures. The response to GreenTown Los Altos’ 500 Trees campaign was wonderful. We planted all kinds of trees – big trees ...

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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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Mar 2020

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Our 500 Trees Campaign Update: 100 Planted! And Counting….

Thanks to the sustainability conscious residents in our community, what a great start to the 500 Trees campaign! We’ve planted more than 100 trees and will plant more in March. That will mark the end of the planting season for now, but we will be back encouraging and helping plant new trees in the fall. […]

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Jan 2020

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The BYO Bill & More: The Fight Against Plastics

by Josephine Martensson and Donna Staton The California Assembly is packed with bills for eliminating single-use plastics. The first is Assembly Bill No. 619 (AB 619), AKA the “Bring Your Own” bill is good news for the fight against single-use plastics! AB 619 went into effect January 1st, 2020. This law amends sections ...

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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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Jan 2020

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Carbon Bootcamp – Kicking The Environment’s Butt!

Over the summer GreenTown Los Altos sponsored 154 participants in a sustainability encouraging program called Carbon Bootcamp. Carbon BootCamp’s a fun, text-based, real-time six-week program designed to help participants lower their carbon footprint via small changes in how they live, eat and move.  It featured delivery of ...

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Dec 2019

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Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride 2019

~Gary Hedden There was no rain and it wasn’t too cold as twenty riders enjoyed another colorful Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride. We decorated our bikes with festive lights and rode from Los Altos to Palo Alto to see Christmas Tree Lane. Beautiful lights as always, and this year a really nice lady saw our […]

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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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