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
For many people, the propositions on the voting ballet are very confusing. The advertisements for each proposition can leave us voters in a state of distrust about our political system. Many people end up not voting at all or voting "no" on the propositions that are confusing. If you feel the same way, then our next EGG meeting is one you should attend!
Not only are we going to decipher the propositions, but we are going to take a stab at figuring out which ones support a green way of life and which ones don't. Hopefully, you will come away with a good understanding of the propositions and be able to make an intelligent decision when you vote.
Join us for this seasonal EGG meeting become smarter!
There are many small actions you can take to have an impact on the environment. The perception is the steps required to be more green are expensive and involve a great deal of effort. Furthermore, some believe understanding the science behind the actions aides people with implementing these practices into their daily lives. Hear more about the some of the science involved in impacting the environment. I will cover questions such as:
- The five small actions you can take to have a huge impact on the environment. - Why being “Green” does not have to be expensive or time consuming. - How understanding the science can provide clarity on what it takes to be more green. - How the science can help you make more informed lifestyle choices.
Come join us for this special Eco Green Group meeting!
Several months ago, Jon Saunders introduced us to BioChar. He brought to the meeting his own creation to create BioChar. In this meetin, Jon will update us on his attempt to improve the characteristics of the unit he built. As you can see from the picture, list latest installation is a much larger version.
Please join us for this exciting meeting where we will learn all about his latest creation!
A Presentation, Discussion, and Video Viewing by Rod Kirk
The world is being challenged with trying to feed its growing population while witnessing global warming, not enough fresh water to go around, and increased desert lands. Many people are working on solutions to this problem. One promising solution that is being used around the world is desert salt water farming. Our normal fresh water crops have low tolerance to salt water and will not produce well in the presence of saline. Halophytes are one class of plants that contain edible varieties that flourish in the presence of saltwater. This is an exciting area and seems to be one method that will at least help put a dent in food shortage.
In todays session, we will go over some of the ideas and science behind saltwater farming, review some of the leading organizations and supporters of this science, and view some related videos which tell the story of the effort to turn desert lands into food bearing landscapes.
Please join us for this exciting adventure into our future!
Nature sustains us with food, water, raw materials, and medicine. But, it is easy to overlook the complex, direct, and indirect ecosystem services that are essential to us, particularly in an urban environment. Gretchen Daily, professor at Stanford University, believes that in the near future, all planning of urban development and land use needs to take into consideration the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services. As one of the world´s foremost experts on valuation of natural capital, she is convinced that the only way to create long-term welfare is to quantify the value of ecosystems. We shall view and discuss the videos “Ecosystem Services”, “Environmental Value Systems”, and “Inspiration: Why we need to put a price tag on natural capital and ecosystem services”.
Networking, Verge Pictures, Video Day Hosted By Rod Kirk
This week we are going to take a breather and do some general networking, looking at some pictures from the Verge Conference, and possibly some interesting videos or recorded Verge presentations. Feel free to come with your ideas to talk about anything green and clean. We will fill the hour and half we have available with some interesting things.
Please join us for this interesting session and mingle with like minded people.
Thursday Morning Meeting, Sept 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetupsite. 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).
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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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