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May 2018

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A Great Day for Solar!

by Gary Hedden The sun wasn’t out but it didn’t matter – the ribbon cutting on the new solar array at Oak School made it a great day for solar. The ceremony marked the official start, but the panels at the nine LASD schools were already producing electricity, and according to Jeff Baier, LASD Superintendent, […]

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May 2018

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National River Cleanup Day – Los Altos Edition!

by Linda Ziff On National River Cleanup Day, May 19, 2018, GreenTown Los Altos gathered a group of volunteers at Heritage Oaks Park to remove debris from Permanente Creek and the adjacent diversion channel. We were part of a countywide effort of 1274 volunteers at 44 sites sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. […]

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May 2018

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Paying Tribute to Dr. Hardy Jones

by Gary Hedden For the second year, GreenTown Los Altos led a bike ride in memory of the late Dr. Hardy Jones of Los Altos. Hardy collected scrap metal and turned it into what he liked to call “found art.” As an orthopedic surgeon, he also called it “orthopedic art,” turning broken pieces of metal […]

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May 2018

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All Electric

by Gary Hedden We need to switch from fossil fuels to electricity, but can we? Yes, says David Kaneda and he knows how to make it happen. Kaneda is an architect and engineer with Integral Group and he has over 30 years of experience designing electrical systems for buildings. He spoke May 9 at a […]

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May 2018

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Get the Dirt Tour: Food Scraps Processing by Mission Trail

by Linda Ziff On GreenTown Los Altos’ Get the Dirt Tour, participating Greentowners and guests learned that Mission Trails owner Louie Pellegrini is drawing from his past to plan for the future. As a third generation garbage professional, Louie remembers the thousands of pigs his grandfather raised. Today it is estimated that ...

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Apr 2018

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Plastic in Our Evironment – A Health Hazard Not Only for Marine Life!

by Donna Staton, MD Plastic is everywhere. You’re likely wearing it right now (polyester, fleece, sneakers — check the labels) and will likely ingest some with your next meal.  While most of us recognize the problem of plastic waste polluting our oceans and harming marine life, we don’t realize that plastic and the toxins that ...

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Apr 2018

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Still a Good Idea

by Gary Hedden and Linda Ziff Drought-tolerant landscaping looks good and it’s still a good idea. GreenTown Los Altos led a walking and biking tour April 21 in the Dos Palos neighborhood to learn all about it. The walking group came from the Terraces at Los Altos and included several other guests. The first stop was […]

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Apr 2018

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Celebrating Earth’s Resources with Creative Reuse and Upcycling

By Margie Suozzo and the DesignX Team Imagine this. If all people on our precious planet consumed food, clothing, and goods at a rate that Americans consume, we would need more than 5.1 Earths to sustain us. The problem is, we have only one. The products we consume impact people and the planet throughout their lifecycle: […]

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Apr 2018

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Skip The Straw? Save The Planet!

Did you know that more than half a billion disposable straws are used and thrown away every day in the U.S., alone? Most end up in our oceans, adding to the mass of plastic pollution that pollutes our water and kills marine life. If we don’t act now, it is projected that there will be […]

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Apr 2018

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How Can Clean Energy Help You? We’d Like To Know.

As Los Altos and Los Altos Hills electricity customers, energy consumers, general consumers, residents, and members of our community we’d like to hear from you, about what features or services you’d like to receive or have access to through Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE). Our community achieved a major milestone in ...

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Mar 2018

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Let’s Talk Traffic

GreenTown said, “Let’s Talk Traffic,” and March 14, we did just that and more in our continuing series of Traffic Talks. Arnold Ambiel kicked off the meeting by describing the new developments in Mountain View along San Antonio and El Camino. He told us that Mountain View and the Silicon Valley have been adding more ...

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Mar 2018

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Checking Out Our Local Water

Linda Ziff with GreenTown Los Altos partnered with Jeremy Merckling and Erin Banks Rusby of Grassroots Ecology Saturday, March 10, to host the annual World Water Monitoring Challenge and learn about good water management and check the quality of the water in Permanente Creek at Heritage Oaks Park. This year we still have water in ...

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