Our speakers are taking a break and so now is the time to give everybody the opportunity to discuss, debate, and get educated on all the green and clean issues that we are faced with today. In our September 21, 2017 meeting, we are going to start off by addressing the CA WaterFix/Delta Tunnels Project. Where we go from there depends on what else people want to talk about. Join us and leave our meeting well informed and with an itch to do something about some of the problems we are facing! Read More
De Anza College Energy & Facility Management / Building Science Program
Thinking about changing careers? Thinking about graduation from high school and what your next step will be? Interested in energy management, cleantech, and all things green? If any of these interest you, then be sure to come to our September 14, 2017 EGG meeting. Bill Roeder, an instructor in the Environmental Studies Dept. at De Anza College, is going to provide us with the latest information on De Anza's Energy & Facility Management / Building Science Programs. Join us for this very enlightening program and learn all about what is going on in green education! Read More
The Sweet Commute
We all feel it. We are all impacted by it. We all hate it. I am talking about our Santa Clara Valley traffic and transportation infrastructure. What can we do to improve the situation? Beverly Turner is going to guide us through an interactive session where we attempt to come up with ideas to resolve these issues. Bring your brains, bring your laptops, and we will see if we can come up with some creative ideas to get the attention of those who manage our transportation infrastructure. The date is September 7, 2017. Read More
Teaching Energy & The Environment: What I Have Learned
Our members are from all walks of life. One of our members, Mei-Ling Shek, teaches college courses locally. In our August 31, 2017 session, Mei-Ling will share with us her experiences teaching a recent course on Energy & The Environment. Join us for this interesting look behind the scenes and find out what stories she will have for us! Read More
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In between scheduled speakers we take the time to address issues and talk about things that are hot in the eco-green landscape. In todays meeting, we will start off by covering the CA WaterFix/Delta Tunnels project. We will have discussion and we will review documents and possibly view some detailed videos on the topic. Did you know that only about 20% of the interviewed public know about the CA WaterFix/Delta Tunnels project? Attend our session and learn why this is happening. Any other topics are fair game and we will leave no stone unturned!
This summer I taught an undergraduate course entitled “Energy and Environment” for the first time. I made only minor changes to the existing course objectives and description. But instead of using a textbook, I decided to create my own instruction material that is tailored to the subject matter and the schedule of the course. In this effort, I found Al Gore’s book “Our Choices” to be helpful in providing a framework. Teaching meant updating my own knowledge, and revisiting some topics I had not thought about for quite some time. In this presentation I will share some of the things I learned and re-learned.
Join us for this interesting perspective on education!
The EcoGreen Group will be closing out our summer series of events with a special program focusing on De Anza College’s Energy & Facility Management / Building Science Program. We are extremely fortunate to live in an area which fosters new ideas and new companies solving important problems in science, biology, and earth sciences. Feeding this area is a system of universities and colleges which offer a diverse educational path to students wanting to get involved.
De Anza College offers a very unique array of programs that addresses the areas of Energy Management, Facility Management, and Building Science. Bill Roeder, a faculty member at De Anza College will take us on a tour of the programs offered. This will be a great opportunity to interact with Bill who was instrumental in putting these programs together. Many aspects of the programs will be covered including:
• Energy sector metrics – jobs and opportunities• Program goals • Student internships and externships • Course coverage in each program • De Anza’s accomplishments with its programs• Industry collaboration • Living programs; changing to meet real needs • Collaboration with organizations such as the EcoGreen Group • And much more!
Join us for this interesting session and learn all about De Anza College’s Energy programs!
Your body hosts literally trillions of organisms—bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other tiny life forms—that collectively make up your microbiome. But what does your microbiome do, and how can it affect your health? Dr. Sonnenburg, bestselling author of The Good Gut, will explain the link between our Western diet and chronic illness. We shall view a video of his presentation at the public event Health Matters at Stanford in 2017. He’ll also suggest ways you can take back the reins and restore your health through diet and lifestyle. Presentation by Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University.
Join us for this interesting session to learn more about human health!
A Presentation & Participation Meeting By Beverly Turner
You probably have become intimately aware of just how bad travelling around Santa Clara County and adjacent vicinities has become. We keep hearing of work being done to improve the situation. We sure haven't seen many improvements. What can we do? Well, if you attend our September 07, 2017 EGG meeting, that is just the thing we are going to address. this will be a great opportunity to voice your opinion and help draft some initiatives which we hope to present to various agencies such as VTA to help move things along. Join us and be part of the solution!
Looks like we are in the "dog days of summer". It's warm out, people are having barbecues, swimming, camping, and all those other fun things. We will keep it low key this week and show some videos, catch up on any sustainability events and news, and talk about things of interest. Maybe even do show n' tell. What is the cleanest, greenest way to barbecue?
There is alot going on with respect to sustainability, renewable energy, cleantech, recycling, farming, water, native gardens, and other areas. Join our discussion and be part of an important collection of individuals who are striving to reduce our carbon footprint on the Earth!
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
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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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