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
A revolution in transportation is happening. Podcars will run 100% on solar power using only the width of the right-of-way. Energy efficient, lightweight and fast, you speed on when others pull off, nonstop to your destination. In this installment, I will present a brief overview of the topic, show two YouTube videos describing Podcars, use the Chrome web browser to explore three relevant web sites, and finish up with some question and answer time at the end.
Please join us for this interesting look into an up and coming new transportation mode!
From the garden to the global landscape, improving soil health with the addition of carbon provides many benefits from carbon sequestration to water and food security. In this presentation, Elizabeth will explore such areas as:
How is carbon added to soil?
What might our future look like with the move toward healthy soils?
Who is in this growing network?
Where are opportunities?
Learn how soil carbon can help keep more water in the land, produce better crop yields, increase profits for land managers, and mitigate climate change. Please join us for this exciting EGG presentation!
California is in its fifth year of a historical drought and every effort is required to conserve water. One of the most effective ways is to replace the lawn with a water efficient garden. While many people know about this, it would be good to see more of these gardens in our cities and towns. How can we reach more people, provide help, and ultimately have more water efficient gardens? In this presentation, Shelkie will review the work she has done with her website waterefficientgarden.com, and brainstorm with everyone how to best promote and advance the idea. Please join us for this interesting and important workshop and discussion.
Six months into 2016 and a lot has happened. Today we will hold our "Mid Year Review" where we take a look at what we have accomplished and revisit all the great EcoGreen events that took place. We will round out the first part of the morning by talking about some of the things we would like to accomplish in the next six months. This is an opportunity for all members to participate and determine a direction for EGG activities and focus.
Oh yes, please bring some morning goodies to share. Bring your favorites to share with the other attendees and enjoy some fun time and interaction with some great people.
How to secure the Internet of Things (IoT) has been of grave concern in the last few years. Hacks of all kinds of sensors and devices is Big News. As more and more of our important energy and sustainability infrastructure is serviced by the IoT, the possibility of damage, service interruptions, safety, and life threatening scenarios will increase. This presentation will explore:
- What is Internet of Things (IoT)?
- How is related to Smart Cities?
- How secure is it from hackers?
- What does the future look like?
There will be excerpts from videos and recent conferences to bring out the issues and ways to deal with them. Join us for this essential EGG event!
Do you have something that you love but it no longer works or is damaged and wish you could repair it?
How do we fix broken things we use and love in our "disposable" world? Where can go to figure out if something is worth repairing?
Our dumps are filling up with stuff we throw away because we no longer choose to fix things—we buy new things, which frequently aren't as well made.
The fixer movement with event-based repair, such as Repair Cafe and Fixit-Clinic, offer a solution to help divert valuable resources from landfill. These organizations are re-introducing a fixer-mentality and a curiosity of how things work, and how they can be fixed. Find out more about this movement and how you can be a part of it!
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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