Various members of the EcoGreen group are taking a break this week and will be on a field trip to a location to learn and witness sustainability ideas in progress. There will be no EGG meeting at the Federated Church in Saratoga on May, 2017. We will resume our scheduled activities on June 1, 2017. See you then!
Thursday Morning "Free For All"
Today's meeting will be an opportunity for members and visitors to bring to our attention any interesting sustainability happenings that they have uncovered. There are alot of sustainability efforts going on out there and by having everybody's eyes and ears investigating we can become aware of some really incredible things that people are doing. I will be bringing to the meeting some of my findings and sharing it with the group. Bring some new sustainability things and help advance our effort! Please join us! Read More
Introduction To The Tesla Inc. Powerwall
The Powerwall is a Tesla Inc. product that provides Lithium battery energy storage for homes. Unused solar generated energy can be stored for later use after the sun sets. It is also used for time of use load shifting, backup power, and as an off grid energy source. For our May 11, 2017 meeting, Mike Mueller from Tesla inc. will give us a close look at this product and go over details of its usage. Please join us at this informative meeting and join the discussion and learn more about this product.
Review & Discussion Of The Zanker Recycling Center Tour For EGG On April 27, 2017
You may have heard about the field trip that EGG members went on April 27, 2017. We toured the Zanker Recycling Center. If you missed the tour, be sure to attend our May 4, 2017 EGG meeting to see pictures of the facility and to take part in a discussion about what we saw. Mwi-Ling Shek, the host, will also be talking about Anaerobic Digestion which takes place at Zero Waste which is next door to the Zanker Recycling Center. This event will be well worth your time! Read More
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.
Reused water is currently used for irrigation, non-potable applications, replenishing aquifers, just to name a few. However, there has been a firm resistance to providing drinking water to the public from water reused from non-potable applications. The issue is not with the technologies but with the perception of "Toilet-to-Tap” water by the public. In some places, reduced water availability in tandem with an increase in population may require a fundamental shift in thinking if we want to ensure everyone’s' drinking water requirements will be met in the future. I will cover questions such as:
- Learn where recycled water is using used for meeting
drinking water requirements.
- Learn why we all have been drinking recycled water for
millions of years.
- Learn why people have been taught to fear drinking
- Learn why the water resources of today might not be
enough to meet the needs of tomorrow.
Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting!
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.
In todays meeting we will go over the various avenues available in Social Media and explore how the EcoGreen Group can utilize them to achieve our goals. We are hoping to get some creative ideas flowing from our members on how we can use these tools.
Join us and participate in the exploration of social media and see if yiou can come up with ideas that can help EGG use these tools.
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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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