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?
Come join the fun and mingle with like minded green folks. Read More
smappee - Your Energy Buddy!
Need help figuring out how to make intelligent energy usage decisions in your home or business? Do you want some insite into how energy is being used at your location? In our August 10, 2017 EGG meeting, Jean-Claude Junqua will address these issues and more as he dives deeply into the innovative Smappee product. Join us and come up to speed on this new innovative technology. Read More
Comments On Intersolar North America 2017 & Interesting Videos
Did you miss the 2017 intersolar North America Conference in San Francisco last month and want to hear something about it? Did you attend the conference and you have some things you would like to say about it? Great! Come to our August 3, 2017 EGG meeting because we are going to be talking about the conference. In addition, we have some very interesting videos that we will be showing. Show up, have fun, learn a lot! Read More
You Can Help Restore Santa Clara Valley (and California) Native Eco Systems
If you have living around the Santa Clara Valley during the last four decades you most certainly have images of what the valley looked like back then. Orchards and open lands have been replaced by streets and buildings. Our native environment in the valley has been decimated. OK, don't despair too much. There is a movement on to bring some of that native environment back. Join us at our July 27, 2017 EGG meeting and learn all about this movement from Debra Kiefel who will fill us in on where we have been and where we are going and what is in it for us! 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.
Join us in a natural garden setting to learn all about the Native Neighborhoods Movement. Alrie Middlebrook and Debra Kiefel will provide insite into what this movement is all about, why it is important, and how the Santa Clara Valley, residents, and our Earth will benefit. Read More
We are trying to get the native ecosystem back up and running here in Santa Clara Valley. Come learn all about it, why it is so important to accomplish, and what you can do. Join us for this special event! 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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