GreenTown Los Altos


Tag Archives: Environment


Dec 2012


RECYCLE Bike Drive – over 50 bikes donated. Thank you!!

Last Sunday, December 2, GreenTown Los Altos held its twice yearly RECYCLE Bike Drive.  With the help of a dedicated group of volunteers, more than 50 gently used bikes were donated, cleaned and repaired at Egan and Blach Junior High Schools.  All donated bikes will bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate in our community.  ...

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Sep 2012


Drought-tolerant Landscaping at the Packard Foundation Building

By Charley Pow, Volunteer – GreenTown Los Altos Like many areas of California, our annual rainfall of 15 inches doesn’t meet our water needs.   Half or more of our residential water is used for landscaping.  Addressing this need, the landscaping at the new LEED Platinum Packard building shows how to conserve water and ...

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Aug 2012


Los Altos Cleans Up – Businesses and Residents Join City’s Effort to Reduce Waste

While participation in recycling/organics collection programs is a vast improvement over simply throwing everything in the garbage to be landfilled, it’s even better to implement policy and programs that eliminate waste. For example, many local grocery stores reward shoppers for bringing their own bags rather than using disposable ...

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