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Mar 2019

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Try This: Make America…..Rake Again!

Did you know that Los Altos was the first city in the Bay Area to ban gas-powered leaf blowers? The ordinance has been in Los Altos’ municipal code since 1991, but enforcement has been lacking and new residents are often unaware of this law. (Los Altos Noise Ordinance, Health and Safety Chapter 6.16.070) prohibits the […]

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Mar 2019

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Our 2019 Paid Internships Await Your Application!

Last year’s internships were so successful, we’re proud to announce our slate of 2019 Summer Internships. Organizational Overview GreenTown Los Altos is a community-based nonprofit focused on educating and inspiring people in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills to embrace environmentally sustainable practices. Started in 2007, ...

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Feb 2019

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Can We Make Affordable Housing A Reality?

  A panel discussion January 31, Affordable Housing – Ideas for Los Altos, was a tremendous success.  With standing room only, it attracted 119 people and one dog! All five Los Altos council members were present and the two presenters, Randy Tsuda, President and CEO with Palo Alto Housing and Mitali Ganguly, Associate ...

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Feb 2019

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Shrink Your Carbon Footprint Get A Rebate. Yep!

We’re all about shrinking our collective carbon footprint (we even have an evening event about it which you can register for here) which is why finding these rebates felt like serendipity! Do you know that there are many sources of FREE Money and FREE Services to help you increase your home’s energy efficiency, save ...

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Feb 2019

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Ocean Plastics: What Goes Around Comes Around; Now In A Better Way

Hope. That was one of the main messages of a GreenTown-sponsored talk on “Ocean Plastics: Circular Economy and Green Chemistry Solutions” on Wed., Jan 23 at the Los Altos Library. Julie Noblitt, a long-time advocate for reducing plastic waste, and the Energy and Climate Director of Acterra, a Palo-Alto based regional ...

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Feb 2019

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Ocean Plastics: What Comes Around Goes Around; Now in Better Ways

Hope. That was one of the main messages of a GreenTown-sponsored talk on “Ocean Plastics: Circular Economy and Green Chemistry Solutions” on Wed., Jan 23 at the Los Altos Library. Julie Noblitt, a long-time advocate for reducing plastic waste, and the Energy and Climate Director of Acterra, a Palo-Alto based regional ...

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Feb 2019

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Vroom! Anti-Idling Campaign Gaining Traction

Interested in reducing health risks from air toxins at your child’s school? GreenTown can help! Word of the health risks to children from air toxins in idling vehicle emissions is spreading and schools are taking notice. The LAHS GreenTeam is conducting an Anti-Idling Campaign in early February and GreenTown Los Altos will be ...

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Jan 2019

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LAHS GreenTeam: Engaged Environmentalists Score An A+

Youth is rising! Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden has gotten a lot of media attention lately for holding adults accountable for the climate crisis. Through her strike against climate change and harsh words to world leaders, she is ramping up the urgency in the mind of the public. “You should feel like the house is […]

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Dec 2018

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Night Bike Ride

by Gary Hedden GreenTown led another fun Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride – our fourth. No rain, not too cold and the lights on Christmas Tree Lane were terrific, as always. We even heard some great caroling by a group going house to house. We had 44 riders, including one girl who had just turned three. […]

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Dec 2018

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Green Team Installs New Set of Idling Signs

Check out the great work of the Los Altos High School Green Team!  

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Dec 2018

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Divine Intervention

~by Gary Hedden It may require Divine Intervention to solve the challenge of climate change, but the Green Team at St. Nicholas/St. William Church isn’t waiting. The Green Team is a small but energetic group of four – Maureen Lane, Liz Lilly, Karen Shea-Daly and Joan Sain. They have decided to take the words of Pope ...

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Dec 2018

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Buy Fresh, Buy Local: the Case for Being a Locavore

On November 29, GreenTown hosted an incredible panel of experts, each of whom spoke about the importance of eating locally. Our three speakers, Laura Stec, Peter Ruddock, and Rosalind ‘Ros’ Creasy took us on a journey of discovery, punctuated with laughs and a hearty discussion. Laura Stec (chef, educator and author specializing ...

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