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 Orchards and open lands have been replaced by streets and buildings.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
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.
A Review of Second Half of 2016 EGG Activities By Rod Kirk
Now that 2016 has passed, we can reflect upon our successes that occured during the second half of the year. Join us for this traditional bi-annual meeting where we take a look at all the events and agendas that EGG participated in. We will also acknowledge the various members and volunteers that helped keep EGG afloat. Lastly, this is an opportunity for every member to voice their opinion on what they would like to see EGG accomplish for the next six months. Bring your ideas, bring your brains and voices and join us for this important event!
Low-level visible or near infrared light has therapeutic uses. It can improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Called photo-biomodulation, it has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 300 randomized clinical trials have been published, half of which are on pain.
First we shall watch an overview of photo-biomodulation and low level light therapy presented by James of Thor LLLT at the United Nations Global Health Impact Forum. Then he will give an introduction to the treatment for Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Next will be a groundbreaking webinar on photo-biomodulation that aired during the World Summit of Integrative Medicine 2015. Dr Lew Lim and leading scientists from Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, share their insights about the positive effects of low level light therapy (photo-biomodulation) on the body and brain at the cellular level.
It is that time of the year again! We are going to take a break from our usual activities and kick back and relax with a party.
Join us on Dec. 15, 2016 for some relaxing fun. Bring your favorite food or drink to share. If there is some green information or item you want to share with us, bring it too and let's talk about it. This will be our last meeting of 2016, so come and enjoy.
Thursday Morning Meeting, Dec. 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site. Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070 Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Highway 9).
A Presentation / Discussion Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
Todays session is a continuation of our October 20th program on ecosystem services and natural capital. We shall first view a video entitled “Inspiration: Why We Need to Put a Price Tag on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services”, featuring Professor Gretchen Daily of Stanford University. She is one of the world´s foremost experts on valuation of natural capital, and believes that in all planning of urban development and land use need to consider the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and that the only way to create long-term welfare is to quantify the value of ecosystems. As one of the most immediate effects of urban development is the loss of mature trees, we shall next discuss the value of trees. A healthy urban forest is essential to a healthy urban environment. The use of a tree benefit calculator will also be explored.
Please join us and participate in this intereresting session.
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
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