EGG ended 2016 on a lively note with a presentation about The Conversation our Society needs to have to promote sustainability. To continue the energetic exchange on this subject, the Jan 12, 2017, EGG presentation is going explore:
- The basics of communicating everyday opportunities to share sustainability info with others we meet in our daily travels.
- Group Interaction will round out the session.
To help you share the “golden nuggets” of sustainable wisdom you have with more people in your everyday travels, please join EGG for a dynamic presentation and audience participation.
When you are out and about in places such as restaurants, book stores, and other public places where you may see little children, do you ever wonder what their future will be like when they are older? If you have children or grandchildren are you concerned about what life has in store for them? Will they inherit a planet that is livable, with beautiful forests and majestic oceans? With clean land, water, and air? Or will they live tortured lives due to all of the accumulated pollution that has been created? To explore this big topic, the Dec 8, 2016, presentation will include an overview of the history of human pollution which reaches back thousands of years, a brief look at human population growth, an overview of the pollution we create today, and one of the next important steps that we must all take.
To find out what this next step is, please join us for this important EGG presentation.
The Bad News: Things are growing terribly messy in our oceans. The quality of the ocean and the health of those species who depend on the ocean are being significantly impacted.
The Good News: There are some wonderful people involved with some great projects to do something about it!
In todays meeting we will update you on one specific program, The Ocean Cleanup, which was founded by Boyan Slat. It is an incredible program which is about to get underway right here in the SF Bay Area. We will look at project changes, status, timelines, and the technology behind the program. There are some very interesting and informative videos that we will watch as well as engaging in some discussion.
If you have not been introduced to this problem and this specific program, be sure to attend and come away with some positive information!
The status of the Bay Delta Tunnels seems to be constantly in a state of flux due to the many circumstances tugging at it. This week it is a critical situation at the Oroville Dam which just might put the Delta Tunnels at a very low priority. In recent weeks it was the possibility of little Federal assistance based on the unfriendliness of the current administration. Plus, there have been a number of unethical actions by the involved southern valley water districts. So what does all this mean? In the February 23, 2017 presentation you will learn some of the history of the California Water Infrastructure and the history behind the Water Fix and the Delta Tunnels project. We we wook at various events that have led up to where we are at now. I will go over the pros and cons, the opponents and proponents, and alternative plans.
Please join us for this informative and interesting session.
Many people understand the importance of conserving water and converting their lawns to water efficient gardens, but often balk at the perceived complexity, cost, and time commitments of such conversion. There is a "knowledge gap" here - how to put in that great landscape after the turf is removed. This presentation will illustrate, with two actual projects, that building a water efficient garden can be easy, quick, and cost-effective. When more and more conversions are done like this, the knowledge gap might be gradually closed, and more water efficient gardens will be built.
Please join us for this very interesting presentation.
The SF Bay Delta is at the crossroads of either being destroyed or being saved. The water management plans being considered will determine the future health of this important geographic resource. The health of the community, the ecology, the wildlife, and water quality hinge on the upcoming decisions. In todays session we will explore just what the delta is, what factors affect it, why it is so important, what is the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan, and what we, as stewards of the land, should do to make sure the SF Bay delta is properly maintained.