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
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).
A Presentation, Discussion, & Videos Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
Stormwater runoff in urban areas is a major source of water pollution. Rain or snowmelt flowing over impervious surfaces, such as paved streets and parking lots, picks up pollutants like trash, oils and chemicals, before it is discharged into rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. Traditional stormwater management approaches generally consider only flood control, and have not targeted pollutant reduction or the health of our ecosystems. In addition, rain water is a valuable resource which should be harvested in drought-stricken California.
Come join us to view and discuss the videos “Stormwater Pollution & Green Infrastructure Solutions”, produced by the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District (New York), and “Smart Green Infrastructure: How To Grow Sustainable Cities” by the TreePeople in Los Angeles.
The question of whether nuclear power should be adopted as a technology to produce clean energy along with wind and solar has been hotly debated for years. In fact, during last years’ COP21 meeting in Paris, the debate over whether nuclear power should be part of the climate change solution was almost enough to distract the attendees from the true goal of the meeting which was to come to an agreement to carbon dioxide reducing targets. Amazingly, beneath the surface, both the pro and anti-nuclear communities have more in common than you would think. I will cover questions such as:
>>How the rift developed between the pro nuclear and anti-nuclear communities.
>>The common ground shared by both sides.
>>Why future technologies may make the nuclear argument null and void.
>>Why both sides will need to work together to tackle our planet most pressing problem.
Come join us for this special Eco Green Group meeting!
A Discussion, Video, and Live Feed Day Hosted By Rod Kirk
It is time to set everything aside and pay attention to what is happening with the California Delta Water Fix situation. The Water Fix issue is probably one of the biggest issues to hit California in recent years and if not dealt with correctly, could adversely affect the people, the land, and the natural resources of the state forever. Alot of news releases have taken place. The Restore The Delta organization has been on top of it all and has been reporting on key statements, dialogue, and events related to this battle. Join us in this important session where we will engage in some discussion, watch some interesting videos, and possibly watch live hearings on the Delta Water Fix issue that are taking place.
The recycling industry continues to evolve with increasing ability to re-use plastics, metals, glass, and paper. Municipalities are changing the ways they address the need to recycle. Automation is constantly changing to improve the quantity of recycling materials as well as the speed at which it is done. In todays session we will take a look at some of the recycling facilities and see how they are doing their job. We will also take a look at how gold is recycled from electronic parts. Please join us for an interesting look into this field.
A Discussion And Video Session Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
This one-hour webcast is the second in a series on recycling, sponsored by GreenBiz, and looks at how regulators and private industry can apply the principles of Sustainable Materials Management (SMM). Come join us to learn:
• What does the paradigm shift to sustainable materials management imply in terms of balancing the recycling goals of environmental benefit, economics and material recovery?
• What is the value of setting and updating goals ?
• Why are the concepts of Sustainable Materials Management and lifecycle thinking critical?
• How do changes in the global economy, packaging trends and recycling programs require that we update our thinking on handling today’s waste stream?
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