We sure do love our sweets! And since medical science has come to recognize the bad effects of sugar, many attempts have occurred to find a suitable replacement for it. Aspartame is one of them. What typically happens, is that whenever we fool around trying to come up with replacement foods, we end up with something that has even worse side effects. Join us in our February 22, 2018 EGG meeting and we will go over the Aspartame story and why it is such as 'big bad wolf". Read More
Sustainability: Streetwise or Harvard?
So much to learn, and so little time. There are so many resources that we can use to increase our knowledge of things pertaining to "sustainability". In our EGG February 15, 2018 meeting, we will investigate, explore, and rate the numerous sustainability resources that we have available. Hopefully, participants can bring their ideas to add to our list!
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From Sustainability Concepts To How To Be A More Effective Agent Of Change
The name Alan Atkisson has been associated with many aspects of sustainability for a long time. For those of you who have taken environmental courses in college, you will most likely have read some of his books. In our Feb. 08, 2018 EGG meeting, we will take a close look at some of his ideas in the areas of sustainability, sustainable development, and transformative change. We will view some videos investigating tools and results of applying his methods. Please join us for this very informative session! Read More
Better Eating Habits & Sustainability
Good health is an important part of a sustainable lifestyle and contributes to a sustainable environment. Eating the right food is a key component creating good health. Is it time for you to jump on the bandwagon of heating healthy? The best time to do it is now! Come to our February 1, 2018 EGG session and learn with others some important basics behind eating what is right for us. We will watch some fascinating videos and have some discussion with folks who have walked down this path! Read More
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Come learn about great business resources that can benefit your bottom line and the environment! This presentation will include information about the Santa Clara County Green Business Program, which works to recognize and promote businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way. You will learn how easy it is to earn certification through small changes that make a big impact. The Green Business Program is free for businesses and our staff will walk you through the process.
Hyperloop is a new high speed form of travel and transport referred to as The Fifth Mode of Transportation. This presentation will provide an overview of the technology. We will watch some videos to get a better idea of what Hyperloop is and how it is being developed. We will highlight who will be the first to implement a significant Hyperloop longer than 50 miles, and watch their new two minute infomercial. Discussion will follow the videos.
Idling engines consume more than 6 billion gallons of gasoline annually in the U.S., a significant but little-known contributor to local air pollution, respiratory disease and global climate change. Idle Threat is a lively look at one man’s spirited struggle to improve public health by raising awareness about idling’s impact, starting in New York City. Against all odds, he succeeds, helping improve local air quality, and in the process, gains world-wide recognition for the anti-idling cause, with articles featured in the Wall Street Journal, New Yorker magazine, and the Financial Times. A thirty-seven minute version on the documentary will be viewed which will be followed by an open discussion.
In the 1880’s, there was a “war” on whether electricity should be supplied as alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), and the former won. So why is there now a renewed interest in DC? Come join us to learn about the present case for DC, and a groundbreaking initiative – the dc Project in Denver, Colorado. We shall view a video on the April 2016 Sustainability Series event at The Alliance Center in downtown Denver, focusing on the building's direct current (DC) microgrid conversion. We will start viewing the video at 8:15 a.m so please arrive by that time to see the full video!
Thursday Morning Meeting, Mar. 09, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site.
Magnetic Levitation concepts are in common use today. Todays presentation will cover the following areas:
- What is Magnetic Levitation (Mag Lev)? - The Math Involved or "Theorem, Theorem, Who's Got The Theorem" - Magnetic Levitation: Two Short Tutorials - Mag Lev Trains - The Future of Magnetic Levitation - Discussion
We will view several videos and a lot of information will be provided to quench your thirst for Magnetic Levitation. Please join us for this interesting and informative presentation!
Today (March 02, 2017) we will take a break from our formal presentations and have an informal session viewing videos and discussing California's sustainability and water challenges. With so many issues and problems begging to be solved, it is a great opportunity to communicate your solutions and begin the work to make progress in these areas.
Join us in this session where you can make a difference!
We are looking into the issue of whether or not cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are sustainable. As of this writing, the jury is still out. It is very controversial and many people do not want to touch them with a ten foot pole! Take a look at the presentation which has some good references to start your investigation. 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
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
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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