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Sep 2018

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Bike Tour of Historic Los Altos

~by Gary Hedden Started six years ago, GreenTown led another bike tour of historic homes and places in Los Altos Sept. 23. With almost thirty riders, many of them kids, this family-friendly bike ride of eight miles visited over twenty spots. We started at the History Museum, stopped at the grand Marini Estate, saw the […]

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Sep 2018

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YOU Can Help Reduce Plastic Pollution: One Straw at a Time!

By Eric Warmoth Lately, straws have dominated the national conversation surrounding plastic pollution in the media. While many people absentmindedly place them in their sodas, coffee, and smoothies without a second thought, they pose a grave danger to marine life and are among the top ten items found in beach cleanups every year. ...

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Aug 2018

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Looking for a Reusable Straw?

With all this talk about the perils of plastic straws, you might want to consider purchasing a reusable straw. Epicurious did the work to review those they found were best. Check out their reviews here.      

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Aug 2018

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Energy Day on the Green

by Gary Hedden GreenTown Los Altos hosted another successful Energy Day on the Green August 19. The highlight was the give-away of 20 electric chargers to some very happy electric car owners. GreenTown wants your next car to be electric and this is one way to promote the idea. Thank you PowerFlex, a Los Altos […]

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Jul 2018

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Greentown’s Second Annual Edible Tree Tour!

If you were anywhere near the Los Altos Library Sunday afternoon on June 24, you’d have seen a group of about 50 people walking around talking about trees and the food they produce as part of GreenTown’s Second Annual Edible Tree Walk. Greentown’s executive director, Kris Jensen, was joined by local food historian and policy ...

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Jun 2018

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Another Great Sunset!

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

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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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