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Sep 2020

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Smoke Getting You Down? Tips and Tricks for Cleaner Air.

Fires, fires, everywhere. And lately, they’re hitting closer to home which has made us all more appreciative of clean air. (Learn more about the link between climate change and air quality here). So what do you need to know to keep you and your family safe? Read more here. The most important aspect of air […]

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03

Jul 2020

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The Story of Plastic – A Story of Injustice

The GreenTown Los Altos Waste Team recently held a screening of the newly released film The Story of Plastic  and hosted a Zoom discussion on what we can do locally and beyond to reduce plastic use and waste.  Joining the panel for discussion were: Louie Pellegrini, President, Mission Trail Waste System Emiko Ancheta, ...

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02

Jul 2020

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A Rebuttal For Reach Codes To The Los Altos Crier

After the Los Altos Crier posted a story with some inaccuracies about Reach Codes, GreenTown Los Altos’s Gary Hedden stepped up to write a letter explaining our position. We thought it was worthy of posting so others get the info. “Hello Bruce, I was taken aback by the page five story on reach codes. The […]

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02

Jul 2020

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Welcome GreenTown’s 2020 Summer Interns!

Welcome to our 2020 Summer Interns! It’s an unusual year with no in-person activities like bike valet or tabling at the Farmer Market but we’re making it work. On Zoom! We are thrilled to have our interns contributing to GreenTown’s social media marketing presence, our 500 Trees campaign, and researching ...

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02

Jul 2020

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Acterra’s EV Workshop – A Wealth of Info!

Acterra’s Electric Vehicle (EV) workshop on June 9th provided a wealth of information to help you get started on the your journey to go electric!  With so many EVs available, their driving ranges improving, ownership and operating costs at or below gas-powered vehicles and significant environmental benefits, more than ever ...

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02

Jul 2020

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It’s July – Can you say “Plastic-Free”?

Hold the plastic bag! During this pandemic season, we’ve seen an uptick in the amount of plastic waste — from groceries disallowing reusable shopping bags to copious take-out from restaurants. And while things are changing as our county opens up and loosens restrictions, we must remain vigilant in doing our part to reduce ...

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02

Jun 2020

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What’s Your FOODprint?

Interested in knowing how what you eat impacts the environment? Find out the size of your foodprint by watching this video and taking this quiz from Foodprint.org Then try these on for size for some ways to reduce it! The Joyful Vegan’s cooking classes. The Joyful Vegan, who GreenTown hosted in Jan. 14th continues to offer ...

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02

Jun 2020

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Donate: A Bike, Your Time, $$.

GreenTown has teamed with Silicon Valley Bike Exchange (SVBE) and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) to provide essential workers with essential transportation (bicycles). The #BikeMatchSV program is inspired by New York’s Transportation Alternatives’ Initiative. How can you help?  Donate gently used bicycles. If ...

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31

May 2020

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This Was Destiny!

Rather unexpectedly, two Cedar tress destined for Montclaire School found a new home.   The school closures put a stop to planting them in March as we’d planned. The poor trees sat in their containers at Gary’s house, dejected but getting regular watering, while we hoped for an early opening of the school campus. Our ...

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01

May 2020

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Step Up to Support Climate Action in Los Altos! Make Your Voice Heard.

The Los Altos City Council is now considering building electrification Reach Codes. These upgrades to the California state building codes are important for the future of our health, our families and our planet. The topic is complicated and there is lots of misinformation. We need your help to get the Reach Code passed. Please read ...

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01

May 2020

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Choice, Gas Stoves and Reach Codes – A Sound Resolution

I LOVE my gas stove. But as a pediatrician, I also love keeping families healthy and working to leave our children a clean environment for their kids.  So how do I think about Reach Codes and the switch to all electric appliances in new construction in Los Altos? Two realizations convinced me that we must […]

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Apr 2020

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Dear Friends: A Message From Kris Jensen

Dear Friends, On behalf of GreenTown Los Altos, I wish you health and happiness during this challenging time. Too often environmental organizations have been harbingers of doom, while there might be a time for that, this isn’t that time. So, in the midst of all the craziness, I wanted to share with you glimmers of […]

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