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Apr 2018

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Lawn Be Gone Bike Tour

Join GreenTown Los Altos on a bicycle tour of Los Altos to see for yourself how good drought-tolerant landscaping can look. We start at a private home in north Los Altos, stop at the always popular Living Classroom project at Egan Jr. High School, and visit several nearby homes to talk to homeowners, landscape designers […]

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Sep 2018

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Los Altos Historic Bike Tour

  Please join us Sept. 23 for an 8 mile bike ride around town to see the best historic sites and homes in Los Altos and hear some stories. We finish at the History Museum with an optional lunch and a chance to see the Museum’s current exhibition, Paint the Town II, Echoes of Our Past. […]

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Margie Suozzo and Laura Teksler

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Dec 2012

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Margie Suozzo Receives Recognition as Outstanding Volunteer

Margie Suozzo, GreenTown Los Altos co-founder and outgoing Leadership Chair was a recipient of a Los Altos / Los Altos Hills Community Volunteer Service Award on Friday, December 7, 2012, along with several other deserving community members. Below is the introduction about Margie, prepared and delivered by Acterra Board Member and ...

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Sep 2012

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PARK(ing) Day Comes to Downtown Los Altos September 21st!

For the first time ever, downtown Los Altos will be a participant in a worldwide annual event called PARK(ing) Day, which this year falls on Friday, September 21! Click here for more info and come join in the fun!  

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Aug 2012

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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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Jun 2012

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LEED Platinum Packard Foundation Building: An Inspiration!

The property will generate 100% of its energy requirements and will harvest 100% of the rainwater that falls on it. These characteristics, among other design elements, are what has earned the Packard headquarters a platinum level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation by the U.S. Green Building Council. It ...

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Feb 2012

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Los Altos resident shares solar story

By John Bigler, Los Altos resident In April 2006, we decided we were ready to “Go Solar” at our 2900 square foot Los Altos home.  Our goal was to reduce our eco-footprint by generating our own electricity.  After requesting bids from three different solar companies, we selected Mountain View based Cobalt Power Systems ...

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Jan 2011

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Los Altos City Council Discusses the Lehigh Cement Co. Issue

On January 25th, the Los Altos City Council met to discuss the Permanente Quarry/Lehigh SW Cement Company in the hills south of Los Altos. According to the group NoToxicAir.org, this cement factory releases various chemicals including 1,284 pounds of mercury/year which is the 2nd highest of any cement plant in the US and is over ten ...

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