Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday! We will not be holding our EGG meeting on December 21 or December 28, 2017. It is time for us to relax. Thanks for your participation during 2017. We hope to see you back again in 2018. Our next meeting will be on January 04, 2018. Read More
EGG 2017 Year End Holiday Potluck Party!
Is it the Christmas holiday season again? Wow, did that come around fast! It is time for our EGG members to take a break. A lot has happened this year, and now it is time for our traditional year end potluck. Everybody is welcome to join; whether you are or are not an official EGG member. Just bring some delicious edibles or drinks to share. It will be a kick back and relaxed time telling stories or tall tales or whatever else we can think of. For those of you who have never attended an EGG event, this would be a good time to meet some of the people involved with EGG who share strong sustainable commitments. Read More
Introducing: The GeoVerde Solar Metal Roofing Solution
Solar paneled roofs are popping up all over the place. It is good to see this happening. The next anticipated endeavor is occurring; integration of the solar panel into the actual roofing material. Will this be good for Santa? Come to our next EGG meeting on December 07, 2017 and you can become familiar with the ins and outs of this new phase of development. Richard Tseui, founder of GeoVerde, is going to lead us through this technology as well as presenting us a show and tell of his new product. Richard will also provide us a look at some of the other energy management projects he is working on. Join us for this exciting look into what will happening on our roofs soon! Read More
What Is Soil And Soil Health?
This week we are going to dig deeper to explore what soil is and what is good soil health. Why should these topics be of interest to us? The health of our planet and the functioning of our ecosystems are dependent on good soil. By maintaining a healthy soil, we can prevent many adverse issues and help solve others. Join us on November 30, 2017 for this interesting session! Read More
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We will taking the next two weeks off to enjoy the Holidays. Our next meeting will be on January 04, 2018. To all the people who participated in our events during 2017, we thank you. For those who have never been to our meetings and want to get involved in sustainability, please join us on January 04!
- What are the most effective ways to draw down atmospheric greenhouse gases on a global scale, so as to arrest and reverse climate change? - What are their costs?
In 2013, Paul Hawken - environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist – founded the Drawdown project, and 70 researchers from 22 countries came up with an inventory of solutions, after compiling literature reviews, and devising detailed climate and financial models. The seminal work is presented in “Drawdown : The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming”. Altogether there are 80 solutions listed, and 20 “coming attractions”. What are the top-ranking solutions that reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases on a global scale? Come to the meeting to find out how good your guesses are. Hint: If you cannot wait, visit http://www.drawdown.org.
The move to renewable energy is moving forward at a nice pace. As each year goes by, more viable and creative options for homeowners and business's are being created. In today's meetup, we will take a look at one of the newer solar power systems being offered by developers. Richard Tsuei, founder of GeoVerde, will give us an in depth look at his "2-in-1 BIPV Metal Solar Roof System". Advantages of his product includes energy efficient, reduced roof weight, superior fire protection, superior recycle-ability, lower maintenance, and long roof life. Richard has joined forces with Custom Solar Power of California to provide complete systems that deliver solar power, roofing, and energy storage solutions for "on-grid" and "off-grid" applications.
Join us for this exciting presentation and learn about new energy opportunities that you can take advantage of!
What are conflict minerals, or blood minerals as some call them? What do they have to do with us?
We will first view the video “How to Avoid Conflict Minerals” from PBS, as Alison Stewart explains the role of conflict minerals, mined and sold by warlords in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and their paths to our consumer products. Then we will view Marcus Bleasdale’s documentary “Capturing Conflict Mineral Trade in DRC” to understand the tremendous human toll of conflict minerals.
In 2010, the United States Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, and section 1502 mandates the issuance of rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals if those minerals are "necessary to the functionality or production of a product" manufactured by those companies. What has happened to the law since then?
Join us as for this interesting session where we look at the conflict minerals problem and discover how we are affected by it.
Soil is the foundation of civilizations. Most people don’t consider its significance as we move, build and live on top of it. Most of our food, fiber and fuel depends on it. Indeed, our psychological and physical health depends on it. Soil also has a powerful potential to provide water abundance and climate stability. We will look at what it is about Soil that makes these things possible.
- What is a Soil? - What is Soil Health? - And why does it matter?
“The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Join us for this very interesting and "down to earth" presentation!
It’s time to ask ourselves, what is possible? It’s time to pull our understanding of natural living systems together and manage land for better soil health, human health, and planet health. Looking at any piece of open land from a residential yard, urban parks, farms and ranches, statewide and planet scale landscapes, its condition can be improved to cumulatively contribute to water abundance and climate stability.
> What is the small water cycle? > What can soil as a sponge do for us? > What is one small thing?
Learn about the power of small patterns to cycle into big impacts.
A very important meeting took place on 08/22/17 at the Almaden Expressway site of the SCVWD. It was a packed house and a lot of interesting questions, discussions, and presentation related to the Delta Tunnels (WaterFix) Project. This is an important issue. Please read about it here and get involved to get the SCVWD Board of Directors to vote no on participation in this project! Read More
Contact us to help you save water, get design inspiration for your garden, or connect with a landscaper. We are here to help you get the water efficient garden you have always wanted and need! Read More
We are trying to get the native ecosystem back up and running here in Santa Clara Valley. Come learn all about it, why it is so important to accomplish, and what you can do. Join us for this special event! Read More
Learn about a great product that provides for more efficient usage of water in the landscape. The Water Saver product is now available at Home Depot. Click on the title link above to learn more about the product and where to get it! Read More
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The Agrihood Project, which is destined to be located right near the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester in Santa Clara needs your help to ensure the project proceeds in the right direction! Please read on and get involved! Read More
This is going to be an important meeting. If you cannot show up to vocalize your opposition to the WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Plan, then you can send in your comments to be read out load. Join us! Read More
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