What Super Volcanoes Have To Do With Electric Vehicles
Most of our high technology developments includes the use of some type of rare earth elements. This is a big problem since these rare earth elements are not distributed uniformly around the world. Where do we find these elements? In the 04/26/18 EcoGreen Group meeting, we will take a look at this issue and look specifically at the relationship of super volcanoes and electric vehicles. Join us to find out what this relationship is! Read More
Total Native Bee Experience
Bees are more important for California than you realize. Come to our April 19, 2018 EcoGreen Meeting and learn about how helpful they are. In this presentation, Beverly Turner will show a National Geographic video and provide some information on wild bees vs the common "trucked in" honey bees. Read More
Soil Health for Carbon Sequestration in the Face of Climate Change
Soil; it gets your carpets dirty, the dog tracks it into the house, but, let's look at it's benefits. Good soil is very important. It serves us well. It is our primary medium for growing our food crops. It provides a symbiotic playground for all of life on the earth. And, it can be used to sequester carbon from our atmosphere to offset climate warming. In our April 12, 2018 EGG session, Elizabeth Guimarin will provide us the latest interesting updates on the benefits of good soil. Please join us! Read More
Urban Smart & Green Views
Our cities are going to have to change to allow for sustainable living in the future. What will they look like? How will they be different? What decisions issues will have to deal with? How reved' up on technology will they be? Join us at our 3/22/18 EcoGreen Group meeting for an exploration of this topic. We will view some videos and have some discussion. Read More
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Today we will view a video on the subject of Global Grids followed by Alex Mednick's review of the TiE Smart City Initiative.
The video was recorded at a TEDX event. The speaker is Damien Ernst. The title of his presentation is "The Global Grid for Empowering Renewable Energy". Damien presents an interesting twist on the problems associated with moving to renewable energy and some common economic obstacles which need to be looked at. It was well received by viewers and should provide some thought provoking insite.
Alex Mednick was involved with the TiE Smart City Initiative during January. They organized some very interesting competition to develop solutions to waste management, water management, and parking challenges. Alex will present information on the competition.
Our November 19th meeting will provide insight into an industrialized methodology and technology for passive catchment and storage of fog as a new water source for residential and industrial use. As rain water is considered vertical precipitation harvesting, fog water is considered horizontal precipitation harvesting and can collect up to three times more water than rain without disrupting other ecosystems in areas where the requirements for fog water harvesting are met. Tatiana Estevez Carlucci will take us on a journey to explore a fascinating new technology which is being realized through her company, Permalution. Join us for this exciting look at a technology that can provide a new water source and help address some drought issues.
Aging plumbing, outdated distribution systems and equipment malfunctions cost property owners billions of dollars in water damage and loss annually. Despite the severity of the problem, available solutions, which focus primarily on spot detection, have been limited in their ability to address the problem. In addition millions of gallons of water are lost due to a variety of causes, and these losses often go undetected for months until a very large bill arrives two months later causing a shock wave and urgent investigation of the situation.
Clean, fresh water is an essential resource that has been dwindling at an alarming rate over the past few years. The importance of conserving and recycling water will be the topic for this event. In particular, examples of sound practices in architecural design will be described that have implications on Silicon Valley and all of California in this severe "drought state" and state of mind. Please come join us for Rinaldo Veseliza's fascinating talk with real world examples of what cities and businesses can do and are doing with proper planning, design, and communication.
There is a close connection, or nexus, between energy and water. It takes a significant amount of water to create energy. Energy is also used in great quantities during the supply and treatment of waste water. For the year 2011 in the United States electricity from fossil fuels and nuclear energy required 190 billion gallons of water a day accounting for 39% of all the freshwater withdrawals while 4% off all power generation was used for water supply and treatment. Water and energy problems are connected to each other in such a way that, in spite of some partial and short-term success, partial responses are bound to fail in the long-term.
Water and energy policy, planning and management must be integrated to encourage conservation, motivate innovation and ensure sustainable use of water and energy. Hear about how interconnection of water and energy and how these two resources will be intertwined forever. I will cover questions such as:
The statewide initiative we are planning will prohibit the most common mind damaging, cancer causing, birth defect causing chemicals in our bodies, food, water, soil, air, and creatures of the environment. It will prohibit aircraft and truck mounted pesticide foggings and the significant off-site drift they cause.
The Cleantech Open is ramping up their 2018 acceleration program here in the West. As in each of the past few years, their application deadline is on May 1. Click on the link to find out more about this exciting program. This may be your opportunity to make things happen! Read More
We are looking into the issue of whether or not cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are sustainable. As of this writing, the jury is still out. It is very controversial and many people do not want to touch them with a ten foot pole! Take a look at the presentation which has some good references to start your investigation. 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
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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