We do a lot of work to set up presentations and secure speakers for our morning events, so we are going to take a break this week and have a networking day. On September 29, 2016 we will network, show some pictures of the Verge Conference, and possibly stream video recordings of some of the Verge Conference sessions. Please join us and spend some time with others who are trying to make this a greener and cleaner environment. Read More
For Or Against Nuclear Power - Common Ground Traveled
Our search for energy sources to keep pace with our populations thirst for energy takes us on many journeys to turn over many stones. In this presentation, Tony Green will again turn over the nuclear energy stone to re-examine the status of that energy source and look into the pros and cons associated with it. It is a controversial subject, no doubt about it, but one to be discussed openly for making decisions one way or another. Please join us on Thursday September 22, 2016 for this interesting presentation and discussion. Read More
A Behind The Scenes View Of Recycling
We are all involved with recycling in one way or another. In todays session, we are going to take a look at what happens after you put that used bottle into the recycling bin. A lot of advancements have taken place in recent years to more efficiently deal with the recyclables and to speed up the process. Join us for this interesting session on Thursday, September 15, 2016, and go on a video journey into the inner workings of a recycling company. Read More
Green Infrastructure For Storm Water Management
Remember when it used to rain? I mean, really rain? I remember watching the water gushing down the street and into the gutters; and along with it, all kinds of garbage, trash, and plant debris. Well, alot of people are thinking about that and how to improve the quality of that precious water. We can recover some usable water from that drainage, but we need to do something about cleaning it up or prevent so much pollution from getting in it. On Thursday Sept. 08, 2016, Mei-Ling Shek will guide us through some discussion and view some videos on some possibilities for improving our storm water management. Please join us! Read More
Networking, Verge Pictures, Video Day Hosted By Rod Kirk
This week we are going to take a breather and do some general networking, looking at some pictures from the Verge Conference, and possibly some interesting videos or recorded Verge presentations. Feel free to come with your ideas to talk about anything green and clean. We will fill the hour and half we have available with some interesting things.
Please join us for this interesting session and mingle with like minded people.
Thursday Morning Meeting, Sept 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetupsite. Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070 Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Highway 9).
A Presentation, Discussion, & Videos Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
Stormwater runoff in urban areas is a major source of water pollution. Rain or snowmelt flowing over impervious surfaces, such as paved streets and parking lots, picks up pollutants like trash, oils and chemicals, before it is discharged into rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. Traditional stormwater management approaches generally consider only flood control, and have not targeted pollutant reduction or the health of our ecosystems. In addition, rain water is a valuable resource which should be harvested in drought-stricken California.
Come join us to view and discuss the videos “Stormwater Pollution & Green Infrastructure Solutions”, produced by the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District (New York), and “Smart Green Infrastructure: How To Grow Sustainable Cities” by the TreePeople in Los Angeles.
The question of whether nuclear power should be adopted as a technology to produce clean energy along with wind and solar has been hotly debated for years. In fact, during last years’ COP21 meeting in Paris, the debate over whether nuclear power should be part of the climate change solution was almost enough to distract the attendees from the true goal of the meeting which was to come to an agreement to carbon dioxide reducing targets. Amazingly, beneath the surface, both the pro and anti-nuclear communities have more in common than you would think. I will cover questions such as:
>>How the rift developed between the pro nuclear and anti-nuclear communities.
>>The common ground shared by both sides.
>>Why future technologies may make the nuclear argument null and void.
>>Why both sides will need to work together to tackle our planet most pressing problem.
Come join us for this special Eco Green Group meeting!
A Discussion, Video, and Live Feed Day Hosted By Rod Kirk
It is time to set everything aside and pay attention to what is happening with the California Delta Water Fix situation. The Water Fix issue is probably one of the biggest issues to hit California in recent years and if not dealt with correctly, could adversely affect the people, the land, and the natural resources of the state forever. Alot of news releases have taken place. The Restore The Delta organization has been on top of it all and has been reporting on key statements, dialogue, and events related to this battle. Join us in this important session where we will engage in some discussion, watch some interesting videos, and possibly watch live hearings on the Delta Water Fix issue that are taking place.
The recycling industry continues to evolve with increasing ability to re-use plastics, metals, glass, and paper. Municipalities are changing the ways they address the need to recycle. Automation is constantly changing to improve the quantity of recycling materials as well as the speed at which it is done. In todays session we will take a look at some of the recycling facilities and see how they are doing their job. We will also take a look at how gold is recycled from electronic parts. Please join us for an interesting look into this field.
A Discussion And Video Session Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
This one-hour webcast is the second in a series on recycling, sponsored by GreenBiz, and looks at how regulators and private industry can apply the principles of Sustainable Materials Management (SMM). Come join us to learn:
• What does the paradigm shift to sustainable materials management imply in terms of balancing the recycling goals of environmental benefit, economics and material recovery?
• What is the value of setting and updating goals ?
• Why are the concepts of Sustainable Materials Management and lifecycle thinking critical?
• How do changes in the global economy, packaging trends and recycling programs require that we update our thinking on handling today’s waste stream?
Be sure to visit the Huffington Post and follow the new series they have put together called "Sustainable Self". There will be 10 installments filled with valuable and interesting information on personal sustainability. Read More
Learn about a unique opportunity to get involved with a product that provides for more efficient usage of water in the landscape. Water Saver Inc. is utilizing Kickstarter to get the message out and offer an opportunity to participate in the next step of commercialization of the Water Saver product. Click on the title link above to learn more! 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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