Electrifying! Beyond Fossil Fuels in Homes and Businesses
Are you in search of a better home or business heating solution which significantly reduces your carbon footprint on the earth? If so, then our June 29, 2017 EGG meeting is for you!. Mei-Ling Shek will be discussing some alternatives available and we will be viewing some important videos on the topic. Join us and learn important information to enable you to make your next step.
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No EGG Meeting In Saratoga On June 22, 2017
There will be NO EcoGreen Group meeting on June 22. Saratoga Federated Church has another event scheduled in Richards Hall on June 22 and the room will not be available. If you also attend the CSIX meetings, there will be NO CSIX meeting on June 22 either.
We will resume our regular Thursday morning EcoGreen Group meetings on June 29. Read More
Unconventional Methods for Urban Vegetable Gardening
Come learn about innovative ways that people grow food in urban areas. We shall view several videos about unconventional ways of growing food, that not only make efficient use of resources and reduce waste, but also deliver fresh, high-quality produce to urban consumers. We shall learn about the role of aquaponics in the future of our food supply from Charlie Price, of the social enterprise Aquaponics UK, and take a virtual tour of Ouroborosfarms in Half Moon Bay. Then Pui-Kwan Chu will talk of how she got started with urban gardening projects in Hong Kong, a city of 7 million people, so that people can get some real food. Stuart Oda, Co-Founder of Alesca Life, will tell us how he hopes to revolutionize the agricultural industry by means of urban farming inside of shipping containers, bringing food security and food…Read More
Interesting Green/Clean Video Day!
We will be continuing our battle to lower our carbon footprint on the Earth by viewing several sustainability videos on June 8, 2017. The quantity of subject matter is quite large and no doubt we will chose something that will peak the interest of our attendees. Please join us for a morning of viewing and discussion of topics that are important to all of us! Read More
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.
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.
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
Silicon Valley - Technology, Art, Green and Sustainability Read More
Simple Home Energy +
Energy efficiency does not have to be complicated Read More
CSix Connect +
Networking opportunities for people in transition Read More
Cleantech Open +
Providing cleantech opportunities in business Read More